America’s greatest holiday is right around the corner, so it’s time we sit down and prepare for the feast and celebration of all our lady friends. Leslie Knope blessed this universe on February 13th with a day designated to embracing womanhood and comradery while diving deep into J.J. Diner’s best breakfast platters as every male peers through the windows at the wondrous and glorious site.
In order to truly embrace Galentine’s Day you must know the Do’s and Don’ts of this nationally accepted holiday, you beautiful, naive, sophisticated newborn baby, you.
Like Leslie said, “We need to remember what’s important in life: friends, waffles, work. Or waffles, friends, work. Doesn’t matter, but work is third.”
Waffles are an absolute must if you are to enjoy Galentine’s Day to its fullest potential. Not only are they Leslie’s favorite meal, but they are essentially part of any breakfast platter. Chocolate chip waffles? Even better. Churro Waffles? You win life. Just don’t forget the whipped cream.
We are celebrating ladies and friendship and everything in between, right? Then mimosas are a definite necessity. Cheers to women, cheers to friendship. #treatyoself
Extra Whipped Cream
Don’t be afraid to go absolutely HAM with this topping. Got some waffles? Absolutely perfect. Freshly brewed coffee? Don’t hold back. Ordered a dank omelet? Go for it, be daring. Got yourself a full plate of whipped cream? Leslie would be proud.
While you can’t order gift bags at your local J.J. Diner equivalent, you can make them. Come prepared, Leslie-style, with goodie bags filled with sugar, mosaics of each of your friend’s faces made from their favorite broken wine bottles, and maybe toss in a can of whipped cream for good measure. What better way to celebrate a holiday then with bags filled to the brim with special treats and borderline creepy treasures for all of your closest girlfriends?
A Plate of Bacon
What is this? Ron Swanson Day? I think not. Sure, a few strips of crispy bacon never hurt a couple of lady friends, but a whole plate of it may be breaking girl code. Save the full plate for the 14th. The 13th should be filled with sugar, lady gals, rainbows, and more sugar.
A Single Cup of Coffee
Watching your sugar intake? Not a “fan” of the most important meal of the day? Feb. 13th should be an exception for you, you poetic, noble, land mermaid. It’s the day where lady friendships are embraced over a warm platter of waffles, pancakes, omelets, more waffles, and plenty of whipped cream.
Toss your diet, that sad cup of coffee and distaste for all that is good aside for this one very special day. Feast. Be merry. Indulge in womanhood and grease. Do it, you beautiful rule-breaking, moth.
I am asking myself the same question, Leslie. The only thing allowed to be served on this blessed day is breakfast food. No exceptions, regardless of the time of day. Breakfast is the food of champions. Women are champions, therefore, breakfast must be served for Galentine’s Day.
Now grab your gals, venture out into the deepest, most beautiful part of the breakfast world, and enjoy the day that embraces female companionship and love, you glorious female warriors. And remember, “ovaries before brovaries.”