This week's Dinner and a Movie date night is featuring Douglas Adams' "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy". Lay down your towel placemat and DON'T PANIC because you're about to embark on a fun date night in.
🍔 This evening's main course event is the Algolian Zylatburger (for Vegetarians/Vegans, still follow the link in my linktr.ee as there is a great Vegan "Rhino Cutlet" which uses Portobello mushrooms). This acquired taste burger can be found on the menu at Milliways, and is described as a "kind of meatburger made from the most unpleasant parts of a creature well known for its lack of any pleasant parts". For those you who do not like Zylat, or are unable to get your hands on this intergalactic meat 🥩, you can use ground beef as a substitute. (The burger recipe is courtesy of the online cooking show "Dinner & A Book" - and I highly recommend giving the site a scroll! They specifically make food and drinks from books!)
🍸 If you are brave of heart (and 21+), wash that burger down with the "Best Drink in Existence" that packs a powerful punch. Per the Guide, the effects of this beverage are similar to "having your brains smashed out by a slice of lemon wrapped round a large gold brick." It even comes with its own warning! "…never drink two Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters unless you are a thirty ton mega elephant with bronchial pneumonia." Then again, you could always have a good ole fashioned 🍺, for the muscle relaxant properties of course.
🥜 If you get a little snacky while enjoying an adult beverage, might I suggest some peanuts? Peanuts are one of the most important items for a Galaxy Hitchhiker to have at all times, due to their high salt & protein content which is needed to retain energy after traveling through Hyperspace - obviously. Peanuts are often found in Galactic Pubs.
🧁 For those of you that are not 21+, you can still enjoy a festive after dinner treat with themed cupcakes! You can find the recipe and printables in my linktr.ee in bio.
💫💫💫 That's all I've got for today! I hope you enjoy today's Friday Night Date Night recipes and be sure to save these to your Instagram for future reference!