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:) Now I know that the usual Valentine’s Day Dinner consists of a Grilled Beef Tenderloin or Broiled Lobster with drawn butter for two but when you’ve been married for over 20 years like I have, heart shaped meatloaves are just as romantic.

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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 considered a traditional romantic dinner for two on Valentine’s Day. Any dinner can be transformed into a romantic dinner. Light a few candles, pour some wine and turn on your favorite music. You’ll be well on your way to a romantic evening for two.

For dessert serve Chocolate Custard Cups

Honey Ginger Glazed Carrots

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  • 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.
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You can purchase fresh ginger root in the produce section of most grocery stores or you can use candied ginger from Paradise Fruit Co

Mini Heart-Shaped Meatloaves

Serve these cute, heart-shaped mini meatloaves on Valentine's Day.
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  • 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*  
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