Emmy-winning celebrity chef Sandra Lee has some great ideas for celebrating the girlfriends in your life. “I’ve been doing Galentine’s Day rallies with my friends for years,” Sandra Lee said recently. People. And, as with any “good event,” according to Lee, a good Galentine day starts with your guests. The star recommends keeping your Galentine’s Day guest list to include a “diverse group” who can “foster good conversation,” as she explained to the magazine. Then it’s time to start planning your menu. Leslie Knope’s waffles don’t seem to figure for her, but what Lee likes to make is cold pasta, which she says, “You can easily reheat” — or a salad.
Dessert is of course part of the big picture of Galentine’s Day, and it always has to be cake, according to Lee, where it can be part of the overall “tablescape.” And then there are the drinks. “I’m up for a few cocktails,” Lee joked to People, clearly lining up with Ina Garten’s Cosmo team. That said, to give your Galentine’s Day its own unique vibe, consider creating your own signature event cocktail — for her part, Lee is planning a “big dewy sangria.” With these choices, you are sure to make friends quickly.