One of the most romantic ways to spend a date night is sharing a homecooked meal. Cooking something special by hand for your beloved is not just personal and intimate, it’s also the greenest option. Unfortunately, the restaurant business has a pretty big carbon footprint. Ordering in and going out uses gas, and takeout uses disposable containers. Why not cook one of these eco-friendly recipes for an exciting and delicious meal? You can enjoy this special time with your partner at home at one of our Western National properties.
1. Heart-Shaped Stuffed Mushrooms
Mushrooms are a dinner classic that can make any evening feel special. Cut just right, you can make each mushroom into the shape of a heart! Start with a pack of medium to large mushrooms. Turn them upside down and scoop out the centers. Pack with your favorite mix of cheese, breadcrumbs, and seasoning. Then, slice one side of the mushroom so that it forms a heart shape. Then bake until the mushroom and stuffing are hot and firm.
2. Fluffy Pancakes with Fruit
Breakfast for dinner? For some, this is the perfect way to try something different and fun for date night. Instead of busting out the roasting dish, mix up a batch of delicious pancake batter. Cook light, fluffy pancakes on your best nonstick pan or griddle. Pair with smoky bacon and a fresh topping of berries or sliced fruit.
3. Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad
Need something easy and elegant for your date night? A quick chicken caesar is a delicious classic. Pan-roast your chicken to juicy perfection instead of grilling it. Then lay strips of chicken over the top of tossed greens with a sprinkling of parmesan to make the perfect salad complete.
These eco-friendly recipes eliminate waste and are perfect for your homecooked eco-friendly date night. In addition, check out our tips to make your time in the kitchen even greener. Looking for the perfect apartment to share with your eco-friendly beau? Contact us today.