plus 2 tsp
salt and black pepper
Combine the oatmeal, honey and milk in a large mixing bowl. Allow to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 375℉ (190℃).
Heat the oil in a sauté pan over medium heat and add the onion and garlic. Add salt and pepper to taste, and sauté until the onion is translucent and softened slightly.
Add the onion to the oatmeal mixture, along with the meat, add salt to taste and plenty of black pepper. Add the grated carrots, mix thoroughly, and place in a non-stick 9 x 5 x 3 loaf pan. (If using a regular loaf pan, oil it lightly.) Place the loaf pan on a cookie sheet to catch any spills and put in oven.
Bake the meatloaf for 50 minutes. Remove from oven and carefully tip the pan to drain off the excess fat and liquid, and then turn the meatloaf out onto the cookie sheet. Turn right side up. Combine the ketchup and mustard and spread the mixture over the top of the meatloaf.
Return meatloaf to the oven and bake for an additional 20 minutes.