Now that summer is fading into fall it’s time to get back to routine schedules. But that doesn’t mean your meals need to be routine, especially the important ones you share with your significant other. Spice up your menu for two with some of our favorite fall recipes. These savory flavor combinations are sure to warm hearts and tummies on date night…


 

1. Roasted Garlic Sage Pesto Pumpkin Soup

If you’re looking for a fresh, festive dinner to wake your tastebuds and warm your soul, check out this Roasted Garlic Sage Pesto Pumpkin Soup with Spicy Fried Pumpkin Seeds by halfbakedharvest. It’s the perfect savory side dish or dinner for two, just serve into bowls (or roasted pumpkins) and enjoy! When the evenings are cooler, you could take your bowls to the patio for a warm meal under the sunset. 

2. Five Hour Beef Stew

This one is a classic favorite courtesy of our local Market Street supermarket! Five Hour Beef Stew is the perfect project for a cool fall weekend. Cut a roast into 1-inch cubes, mix the ingredients together in a large oven-proof casserole dish, and bake at 250 degrees for 5 hours. Remove bay leaves, serve, and enjoy with your cuddle buddy. If you want to put this dish on repeat, good news: It doubles (or triples) beautifully! 

3. Apple Gouda Stuffed Chicken Breasts

These Apple Gouda Stuffed Chicken Breasts are sure to impress any date. This recipe pairs well with baby green salad, roasted sweet potatoes, your favored vino and your favorite person! This dish boasts a simple, yet decadent mixture of fall flavors but still settles lightly. And the pest part: This dish whips up easily in a single sheet pan, which means less time doing dishes and more time for the movie afterwards. 

4. Roasted Beef Tenderloin

Preparing this Roast Beef Tenderloin with Red Wine Sauce with your significant other the way Jenn Segal does is a lovely way to kick off a fabulous fall evening. With only 20 minutes of prep time and an hour and 20 minutes of cook time, you’ll have the perfect opportunity to carve a pumpkin, sip wine, or both!

5. Herby Tomato Soup with Melted Brie Crostini

On a cold, overcast day you can’t go wrong with tomato soup and grilled cheese, the classic combo you likely first loved at home with Mom. This time, simply insert herbs and gourmet cheese! The halfbakedharvest Herby Tomato Soup with Melted Brie Crostini is a highbrow spin on the ultimate comfort food. If you don’t have the time to prepare fresh tomato soup, you can always opt for something from a local grocery store. Either way, this dish is sure to stir up good feelings on date night!


 

Date Night in Your Dream Apartment

Now that you have a hearty menu, all you need is a cozy setting for your next fall-flavored date night. A place like Catalina West, with all the modern comforts of home and more. If you’re ready to host your next date night in the apartment home of your dreams, contact us today!

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