Every year it seems like they’ve added more useless stuff to the current pile of junk we will buy in the spirit of the holiday but never use.
Example - One year I received a teddy bear on a swing with a pink puff paint heart. I remember thinking, not only does this scare me, but what the heck am I going to do with this?
What about giving a gift that is not only useful (and yummy), but doesn’t add to the landfills?
This year, make your special someone or your friends (Singles Awareness Day!) an environmentally-friendly dinner.
For starters, be green by eating greens! Load up on fresh ingredients- try to use locally grown and in season fruits and veggies.
For your main course, try making a hearty one-pot dish like Vegetable Soup or Beef Stew. Use more locally grown veggies, and if you want to add meat, use local, organic grass-fed beef.
Leave the oven off tonight by making a no-bake dessert. The Energy Conservation Team’s favorite is listed below- it will taste like you baked for hours! Enjoy!
Chocolate Éclair Delight
- 1 box of graham crackers
- 1 big box of instant vanilla pudding- prepared as directions on box
- 1 container cool whip
- 1 container chocolate frosting