The day we’ve all been waiting for (for yearssss I might add) is finally just ONE WEEK away: the season premier of Gilmore Girls on Netflix!!!
I literally have been waiting for this day to arrive since that fateful day in 2007 when Season 7 ended — which also happened to be the year I graduated high school, so guess who feels pretty darn OLD right about now???
Gilmore girls was my JAM back in high school. Of course I owned the complete season DVD collection, so it was not uncommon to find me binge watching episodes with my best friends on Sundays (while pounding an obscene amount of junk food— because I was a less than healthy teenager). I adored Lorelai and Rory— their witty banter, the hilarious characters in their lives, their amazing mother-daughter relationship, their pop-culture references— they were truly such lovable, relatable characters, especially to my 14-year-old-self.
And that love has not faded one bit, even 13 years later!
I think the reason I adore Gilmore Girls so much is that I feel like I grew up with the show—- the timing was absolutely spot-on for my generation. We experienced high school with Rory, went off to college with her, and went through the same ups and downs of early adulthood. We had heated debates over which boy Rory was meant to end up with (#teamjess y’all), waited patiently for Lorelai and Luke to finally end up together, and talked endlessly about the lack of closure at the end of season 7. We loved Melissa McCarthy before her Bridesmaids days, and will always remember her as Sookie in our hearts. This was our show. And how cool is it that we get to experience it all over again so many years later?!?
So of course my six best blogging buddies and I teamed up today to bring you a full viewing party spread, complete with snacks, appetizers, big bites, and a festive drink to enjoy as you binge watch the ENTIRE year in the life. Because we adore this show (and you all) so very much!
My addition to this Gilmore Girls inspired menu is none another than the quintessential Lorelai and Rori Gilmore anytime food: PIZZA. But not just any pizza. Roasted Tomato Margarita Pizza, complete with homemade bubbly roasted tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, tender, crispy crust, and lots of basil!
I think the Gilmore girls would be proud (and probably call me an overachiever since they would have just ordered take out).
This pizza also happens to be SUPER easy to make—which was strategically planned to allow for as much TV binging as possible. The roasted tomato sauce takes all of 30 minutes to make, almost all of which involves the tomatoes roasting away in the oven. I used a store-bought pizza crust from Trader Joe’s for the base, so once you roll that out, you just throw on some sauce, cheese, and you’re ready to bake! Finish the whole pizza off with some fresh basil then you’re ready to PARTY!
Make sure you check out the other awesome GG inspired recipes from my fabulous blogger friends:
Upside Down Tequila Slammer with a Twist // Fooduzzi
Brown Butter Maple Chipotle Snack Mix // The Foodwright
Mucho Mac & Cheese // Spice & Sprout
Peanut Soba Noodle Bowl with Veggies // Nourished the Blog
Mocha Brownies with Espresso Ganache // Fork in the Kitchen
Dessert Sushi // joy food sunshine