“Oh it’s only the best day of the year. Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas.” -Leslie Knope
I’m jotting down this short little blog post in celebration of February 13th, AKA Galentine’s Day! It’s become a pretty mainstream holiday since waffle-lovin’ character Leslie Knope announced its existence during the second season of Parks & Rec. For those of you who don’t know about it, it’s the day to celebrate the best gal pals in your life. They’re the girls who truly love you for being you, before, during, and after any significant other is on the scene.
In honor of girl power, these sugar cookies are made to look like the ugly tears of the guys who blew their chances at spending Valentine’s Day with you. I made them a little too pretty, to be honest. You all get the idea though; go forth and celebrate your girl gang!
Have a great week filled with the people that you love. <3
Growing up in rural Illinois, I was accustomed to flawless night skies where all I had to do was duck out onto the front porch to see the stars. Even though I was only able to find a handful of constellations consistently, it was still fun searching. Starry nights in the city are hard to come by, but I decided that it doesn’t have to be that way! To remedy the situation, I made some cookies inspired by spring’s constellations. As I found out, a plate of cookies is much easier to navigate than the sky!
As far as reaching for the stars goes, I’ve been pondering my next career step… what should my first move be after I graduate from pastry school in June? It feels strange to be graduating from another program so soon after my graduation from the University of Chicago a year ago.
The last eight months have been both tumultuous and rewarding. If my life is a constellation, I’m still trying to connect the dots! By making the plunge and attending pastry school, I feel that I already have a much better glimpse of what the end formation will look like. There are certainly still quite a few stars left to connect though!
As much as I should be thinking along career lines, I find myself dreaming of a getaway… a visit to a friend in India, a hiking excursion, a trip to my house in the country… basically anywhere outside of Chicago. My classes are every day, and I haven’t had the chance to leave the Chicago area since the end of December. I really want to get outside!
Try your hand at making these dreamy cookie designs while you’re daydreaming about what your future holds, whether it’s your next career move or your next vacation! Reach for the stars, and let the sugar rush propel you to accomplish everything on your list!
Ursa Major -The Great Bear
Lupus – The Wolf
Draco – The Dragon
Corvus – The Crow