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In the past few weeks, I’ve been traveling more than I have been in my own house. I love to travel, but when I’m gone, there are a few things I miss – my family of course….but also time with my girlfriends.
There is just something about spending time with people who make you laugh, build you up and talk you down. The older I get the more these friendships have a deeper value in my world. It isn’t always easy to mesh schedules, but when we do – it is magic. It gives me (and them) the opportunity to sink in to ourselves, in to comfort, in to a place of peace.
Take a quick look at the trailer (you’ll immediately add it to your must-see list) and then be sure to download the film on iTunes and make plans to watch it at home this weekend. The release includes hilarious bonus content, like the making of the film, deleted scenes, and more.
Four lifelong friends have their lives turned upside down to hilarious ends when their book club tackles the infamous Fifty Shades of Grey. From discovering new romance to rekindling old flames, they inspire each other to make their next chapter the best chapter. Diane (Diane Keaton) is recently widowed after 40 years of marriage. Vivian (Jane Fonda) enjoys her men with no strings attached. Sharon (Candice Bergen) is still working through a decades-old divorce. Carol’s (Mary Steenburgen) marriage is in a slump after 35 years.
I wish I could tell you I had one favorite character, but each of the four women resonated with me in some way. I imagine you and your girlfriends will feel exactly the same.
Let’s plan that girls’ night in.
Let’s start with the cocktails.
A simple, but delicious Frosé is always a hit.
Girls’ Night In Easy Frosé Recipe
- Bottle of your favorite Rosé (a dry or Pinot Noir option is best)
- 1 cup frozen raspberries
- 1 dozen fresh strawberries (plus a handful for garnish)
- 1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons grenadine
- Freeze Rosé in to ice cubes (this works even partially frozen if you don’t have time to wait the full 5-6 hours for them to be solid)
- In a blender, combine Rosé slush or ice cubes, with raspberries, strawberries, sugar and grenadine.
- Pour. Garnish. Serve immediately.
Girls’ Night In Baked Brie and Jam
- Refrigerated Crescent Dough Sheet
- Raspberry or Strawberry Jam
- Round of your favorite Brie (I always choose a triple creme)
- (Optional) Nuts – almonds or pecans
- Heat Oven to 375 degrees
- Roll out dough
- Place brie in the center of the dough, cover with jam of choice
- Sprinkle with nuts if you choose.
- Softly fold corners in until brie is covered. Cut off extra and save
- Use small cookie cutters to create shapes to decorate the top
- Bake for 15-20 minutes (my oven tends to cook faster)
- Allow to cool for 10 minutes.
Now you are all set for your Girls’ Night In AND your private viewing of Book Club.
I can’t wait to hear what you think.
Have a fabulous time and don’t forget to download Book Club on iTunes.