February 16, 2015

galentine's day 2015

I've come to love February 13. Thanks to Parks and Recreation turning it into Galentine's Day, it's now an annual opportunity for me to reconnect and celebrate with some of my girlfriends.

For this year's festivities, I invited friends over for an evening of brunch for dinner and empowering lady time (actually it was mostly just chatting). That meant pink mimosas, a waffle bar (just toaster-ready Eggos, because I had to work all day), and an egg casserole. Sidebar, here's the quick and easy recipe for this dish, because it went over well with my guests, and I want a written record of it for later.

1 bag of shredded hashbrowns
8 scrambled eggs
1 cup of milk
1 package of sausage diced (I used faux meat)
1 cup of shredded cheese
Directions: Mix all of the ingredients, except the cheese, together and pour into a greased 9 x 13-inch pan. Sprinkle cheese over the top. Pop it into the oven at 350 degrees for 90 minutes.

For party favors, everyone received a string of pink Mardi Gras beads, a card, and the following activity:

I know it's not as extravagant as the year I gave away Recycled Reads or homemade sugar cookies, but I did make the activity myself. ;)

Mostly we talked, which is a lot of fun when you're blending friends from different parts of your life. At the end of the evening, a few friends stayed to watch Secretary (it was Fifty Shades of Grey weekend after all). It was a fun way to kickoff the weekend it also reminded me that I need to spend more time with my friends. They're a good time.

(I'm also brimming with ideas for my fifth annual Galentine's Day celebration--Cinco de Galentine's. There are so many possibilities.)

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