Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

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So, did any girls have plans other than watching the Gilmore Girls revival on Netflix yesterday? Geez, it seemed like everyone I know was watching! And I don't blame them : )

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I watched Gilmore Girls when it was on television in high school, but I wasn't a devoted fan. This summer I re-watched the series on Netflix and I fell in love with it! Then, when the revival was announced, I was so excited! The finale leaves a lot of questions unanswered, so it was perfect timing...

Of course, I knew that I had to have a party to celebrate the occasion, and since food is basically another main character, it was easy to come up with a spread...

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I tried to make foods that played significant parts in the show's story. I actually had a list with more than this! I loved finding all the quotes and reminiscing on all the different jokes from the show...

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Lorelai is always eating Doughnuts at Luke's Diner, but this moment from one of Stars Hollow's many town hall meetings was one of my favorites...

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Mrs. Kim never allowed Lane to eat French fries... But Rory was always sneaking them for her. I made sure to remind the girls that Mrs. Kim would not approve : )

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One of my favorite quotes from GG... It's not so much about the Pop Tarts, but about Lorelai's passion for food... "I opened the little silver wrapper, and I took a bite, and I thought nothing had ever tasted so good. I thought it tasted like freedom. It tasted like I was my own person. The Pop Tart tasted like freedom and rebellion and independence."

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DEVILED EGGS. One of my favorite moments from the entire series is when Lorelai and Rory throw deviled eggs at Jess's car. It's honestly one of the funniest moments from all television to me. It reminds me of something me and my friends would do... Ha! They are a bit unconventional for a party like this, but I just couldn't leave deviled eggs off our menu.

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Rory asked Sookie to make Rocky Road cookies for Dean (her first boyfriend)... So, I had to make Rocky Road Cookies (recipe here). They were really rich and sweet, but they were soooo good.

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Pizza, Pie, Chinese Chicken, Cake and Red Vines... Nothing specific to say here, but  the Gilmore Girls were always eating these in some form or fashion. I'm gonna tell you, I don't understand how they stay so skinny. I wish I knew their secret...

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Last but not least... these adorable Luke's Diner cookies! Oh my goodness, they are perfect. My coworker and friend made them and I absolutely love them. Check her Facebook page out here.

I love any excuse for a party, and I'm really proud of all the things I came up with!

Fall Favorite: Potato Soup & Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Strawberry Pretzel Salad