This year one of my friends hosted a Galentine’s Day party and it was super adorable. What’s Galentine’s Day you ask? Well, who better to explain than Leslie Knope herself! (Disclaimer to all my readers: if you don’t know by now, I’m obsessed with Parks and Recreation AND The Office and frequently refer to these shows. Sorry but not sorry if you’ve never seen them because they most certainly are the best shows to ever walk on television. That’s all.)
Congratulations Leslie! It seriously is becoming a national holiday! More and more people are hoppin’ on the gal pal celebration train and getting together to celebrate lady friends. Originally, I had hoped to post a sweet red velvet cookie recipe earlier last week for Valentine’s Day but the week came and gone and I had poopy pictures of the cookies and never got around to writing a post for it. I honestly think this post is going to be 100% better though because Galentine’s Day was adorable and wonderful! Look at our great selection of food for brunch!
So for the menu, everybody brought something to contribute to brunch. I brought biscuits and gravy and my beer mac & cheese (recipe included in this post!) Here’s the recipe link for the Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake, and the French Toast Casserole (it’s a Paula Deen recipe so obvi, make sure you have tons of butter on hand!) Everything was super yummy! We had mimosas, Moonmosas (Blue Moon + OJ) and a delicious punch (Strawberry vodka, pink moscato & lemonade!). All of us were also required to bring a little valentine to put in each other’s gift bags. Look how cute her house was!
My little gift for everyone was a bunch of different sodas and I cut out some hearts and tried to be as clever as Hallmark to put something soda/pop/fizzy pun-related on them. Here’s what I came up with 🙂
Everything about Galentine’s Day is great. Next year, you should plan one! AAAANNNDD if you’re a dude reading this blog, I should let you know that Nick and a few of the other girls’ boyfriends had “Palentine’s Day” where they watched basketball and drank beer downtown. They had a blast and a half so win-win for all genders come February 13th!
I wouldn’t leave ya’ hanging without a recipe so here’s my beer mac & cheese. It’s scrumpdiddlyumptious and you should make it for dinner really soon. I would use an amber or wheat beer, nothing too crazy. I have been super into cooking with alcohol lately so look forward to more recipes with a splash of that elixir of life! Experimenting in the kitchen is just too much fun 🙂