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Honey Ginger Carrots and Mini Meatloaves
Make a Valentine’s Day Dinner for Two and Serve Honey Ginger Glazed Carrots with Sweetheart Mini Meatloaves. Sounds good doesn’t it:) Then for dessert you can serve a Lemon Cream Cheese Danish, yum! Now I know that the usual Valentine’s Day Dinner consists of a Grilled Beef Tenderloin for two or Broiled Lobster with drawn butter for two…and then for dessert a Chocolate Lava Cake, again for two…but when you’ve been married for over 20 years like I have, we’ve been there, did that….many times before.
This year I wanted to make something different. I decided to go with Mini Heart-Shaped Meatloaves because we love a good meatloaf and Honey Ginger Glazed Carrots because they are just plain good. Honey-ginger carrots and Mini Heart Shaped Meatloaves may not sound romantic or would even be considered your traditional romantic dinner for two, but if you set a nice dinner table, light a few candles, pour some wine and turn on your favorite music, in my case, you’ll be well on your way to a romantic evening for two.
- 1 pound carrots, sliced sticks
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped peeled fresh gingerroot
In a kettle cover carrots with salted water by 2 inches and boil, uncovered, until tender, about 10 minutes.
While carrots are cooking, cook honey, butter, and gingerroot over moderate heat, stirring, until butter is melted.
Drain carrots well and in a bowl toss with honey glaze and salt and pepper to taste.
Serve these cute, heart-shaped mini meatloaves on Valentine's Day.
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1/2 pound ground pork
- 1/4 teaspoon each salt, pepper, and garlic powder
- 1/2 small onion, diced
- 1 egg, slightly beaten
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 2 slices soft bread, cubed
- 1 teaspoon hot sauce
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 10-15 saltine crackers, crushed
Preheat oven to 350º
In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together.
Form meat mixture into two heart-shaped meatloaves.
Transfer to a 3 quart baking dish.
Cover meatloaf with foil.
Bake 1 hour, remove foil, continue baking for an additional 30 to 45 minutes or until no longer pink inside.
*Drizzle Mini Meatloaves with Worcestershire Sauce before baking*