Sweetheart Meat Loaf
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour
This was a delicious hit /w my "sweetheart"! I got a smile and a hug before he even tasted it....I modified it a little. I didn't have any ground turkey so I just used ground beef (lean), also I choose to use Panko bread crumbs instead of the saltines. I loved the pureed veggies. Always good to get as many veggies in as possible, also, for those fussy eaters who don't like to eat them, they are totally disguised and no one would ever know except the cook of course. There is this wonderful smell when you are putting together the ingredients, fresh and sweet, really delights your "smeller"! Also the heart loaf itself is not at all heavy but holds together nicely. I used a 9X9 pan, lined with non stick foil, for easy cleanup. I paired it with parmesan crusted potatoes and a tossed salad with raspberry vinaigrette dressing. I'll definitely make this again and share it with my daughter who's aspiring to be a better cook. There's an old saying, "the way to a man's heart is thru his stomach"! This would be an awesome dish for an anniversary or Valentine Day dinner.