*Side note. I was planning on posting this on Monday…and then this year’s version of the stomach flu happened. To anyone who has survived this catastrophe, I feel for you. We should form a support group.*
Since a lot of my girlfriends and I have our birthdays in February, we’ve made a tradition of throwing one big party for all of us.
This year’s version of the party wound up being a trip to a Cape May beach house with just the girls.
We ate girly food.
We drank girly drinks.
We watched girly movies.
And we only left the house once.
(But WHY did you stay in the house you say? You were at the beach! … Then I suggest you go to a beach in New Jersey in February. Bring your long johns.)
Knowing that we would be staying indoors most of the weekend, I planned our menu accordingly. The goal was to not spend much money and to keep the during-weekend prep at a minimum. I had taken the prior week off so I was able to do the grocery shopping and spent the day before we left doing the majority of the cooking.
Here’s how the menu went down.
- Chicken & Roasted Garlic Lasagna
- Spinach Salad with Orange segments and vinaigrette
- Eggs Benedict
- Orange Juice
- Minestrone Soup
- Crusty bread
Theresa made this bread from scratch. I’m still so impressed.
*Note. Due to the large quantities of sangria, we may have forgotten to take photos of anything besides sangria-related activities the rest of the evening. Photos of the main dishes are courtesy of the lovely people who developed the recipes!
*Also note. When you make two batches of sangria in a pitcher that is actually a large tupperware container…photos like this result.
Don’t judge my white girl dance moves.
- Coffee (lots and lots of coffee. LOTS.)
- Awesome goat cheese & spinach pizzas
- Cheese & crackers
- Undisclosed junk food
Overall it was a wonderful, wonderful weekend. I spent a lot of time on the second floor porch wrapped up in sweats watching the ocean in the distance, a lot of time laughing, and a lot of time enjoying meaningful conversations.
Thanks for a memorable weekend girls. Anyone ready to schedule next year’s??