A Girls Weekend Menu

*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.

And it.



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.

Friday Dinner:

Friday Dessert:

  • Brownies!

Saturday Breakfast:

  • Eggs Benedict
  • Orange Juice
  • Coffee
Before you get too impressed…this was a VERY modified version of Eggs Benedict. The sauce was from a packet dry mix (thank you Knorr’s!), and I baked all the eggs in a muffin pan a la Pinterest style instead of poaching. But you know what? Who can tell the difference! Delicious all the same.

Saturday Lunch:

Theresa made this bread from scratch. I’m still so impressed.

Saturday Dinner:

*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!

Saturday Dessert

  • Sangria
  • Sangria
  • Sangria

*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.

Sunday Breakfast:

  • Parfaits
  • Coffee (lots and lots of coffee. LOTS.)
  • Awesome goat cheese & spinach pizzas
  • Cheese & crackers
  • Apples
  • 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??

*I couldn't resist posting this photo. My hair reminds me of Farrah Fawcett. Hello wind!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s