Only recently have “girl’s nights” become more & more prevalent, as opposed to “guy’s nights,” which used to be every night. What is with that crazy double standard following us all the way into the 21st Century, anyway?!
Regardless of the facts, it’s time to even the score, & do it while being conscious of the times. Most of us girls revel in those scarce evenings of juicy gossip, fruity drinks & appetizers—evenings that sometimes turn into unplanned sleepovers. While we love spending time with our significant others, we absolutely need our girls to share all those “unbelievable” things they do as well as relieving some of that pent up cattiness.
Yes, club nights are awesome & far too much fun, but nights in are so enjoyable. I love Monday nights! After a long day at work, I can relax & cozy on up to bed with my favorite TV show, Gossip Girl. My best friend & I adore cooking something yummy before this televised drama/gossip-packed little gem begins (you can always hit the pause button, too!). Although this little tradition my friend & I have going on is between the two of us, it would be fun to enjoy a TV Dinner Party with a couple other girlfriends.
We may not have maids like our favorite television stars, but we have two hands & what better way to catch up with old friends, than cooking up some appetizers? I found this recipe in Marie Claire & my friend & sisters absolutely loved it:
Shrimp Lollipops (serves 4)
24 shrimp, deveined and butterflied
1 Inch gingers
2 cloves garlic
1 scallion, green party only
1 small bunch of cilantro
¼ cup canola oil, plus extra for cooking
Salt & Peppers
Grapefruit Segments and Boston lettuce for garnish
Serve on appropriate tableware, such as our new square paper plates! Get that sophisticated look for less.
Don’t feel guilty setting a night a week aside for you and your closest confidantes—guys have there sport nights, why can’t we categorize gossip as a sport?