Coming Valentines Day, I’m finally releasing the cookbook that has been so requested. It won’t be for everyone, but for those with super sized families… this one’s for you!
Bobbi Romans Recipes for Giant Sized Families or Fairy Sized Budgets releases on February 14th 2017.
To help celebrate BOTH the release AND Valentines Day, I’ve got not ONE but TWO fun giveaways going on! Simply, 1st-go to my Amazon Author Page here: Amazon Page
then head over to my Bobbi Romans FB Page (Bobbi Romans Books) Here:BobbiRomansBooks and simply comment, “Done” to be entered.
Winners announced on February 15th 2017.
NOT in the recipe book, but for those with little ones and on tight budgets, here’s an easy something I’ve done for years on Valentines Day.
Heart Shaped Meatloaf!
No pan needed. This works for anyone’s preferred recipe, but I’ll tell you how I make mine.
3-5 pounds of ground beef
2-3 pounds of ground pork (or a tube of your favorite sausage works)
Sleeve of crackers (any should work fine, so grab what’s on sale) OR bread crumbs
1 Packet of DRY vegetable OR onion soup mix.
Mix meat with eggs, soup and crackers/crumbs. Kids LOVE helping make this! Just remember to have them wash their hands thoroughly when done.
On cookie sheet or preferred baking pan, shape mixture into a heart OR make individual serving hearts. ( ex: 6 eating=6 mini hearts etc) Pop into 350 degree oven for about 20 minutes. DRAIN grease from pan by gently titling over grease catcher. (In my case its a small silver pan.) Squeeze ketchup over top (to make your heart(s) RED and return to oven. For mini loaves, for about 10 more minutes, for a full loaf 15-20 more or until meatloaf is thoroughly cooked through in middle. (if you are unsure, use a meat thermometer. I make ENORMOUS loaves and cook time is typically about 30-45 min.)
Let stand about 10-15 minutes before serving.
Now, its Valentines Day, you might want a “special” meatloaf. Make it STUFFED. You can still do the heart shape, but use 1/2 the mixture and press down in your pan. Lay sliced ham and sliced Swiss in the middle. Top with remaining meat THEN form your heart. Now you have Cordon Bleu Loaf! Instead of ketchup, use a good marinara.
Note: Because its stuffed add 5-10 minutes to cook time.
Happy Valentines Day!