Happy Galentine's Day my lovelies!! This is one of my very favorite holidays - cause we don't need no man to celebrate love. I started my little tradition of celebrating Galetine's Day when I moved to California as a ode to Leslie Knope, my spirit sister. We would have breakfast for dinner, waffles and whipped cream, along with sparkling wine and each other. It was such a great celebration of my lady friends.
If you're not familiar - get with the program!! She really captures the day the best: "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."
You can also bust out your Netflix and watch Season 2, episode 16 of Parks and Rec.
I will miss my California girls this year for our celebration, but I will be keeping the tradition alive here in Denver! My friend Nic is making waffles for Jaye and I. I'm bringing the whipped cream -- because -- Leslie wouldn't have a waffle without it. I also made this easy chocolate bark to bring. Galentine's should also include chocolate.
This is such a easy recipe and can be done on the fly - just in time to celebrate your Galentine's day. Or Valentine's Day, whichever you prefer (though I highly recommend Galentine's - obviously).
- 10 ounces dark chocolate
- 3 tablespoons roasted pistachios
- 3 tablespoons toasted coconut
- a few pinches coarse sea salt