Friday, August 24, 2012

Let Me Hear Your Balalaikas Ringing Out

Who can finally get Rory thinking she made a BIG mistake dropping out of Yale? If you guess Jess, you're right. Her old flame returns with exciting news about his life... and some blunt advice about hers.

Dress Like a Gilmore:

Red turtleneck sweater with buttoned sleeves. Festive enough for Christmas, but normal enough for everyday wear.

Twenty-One is the Loneliest Number

Since Rory was a tyke, the Gilmore girls have planned her 21st birthday: in Atlantic City, sipping martinis, playing 21. But with the estrangement, Emily plans the birthday party -and it's soooo not Atlantic City.

Dress Like a Gilmore:

Striped men's work shirt styled dress.

Black cocktail dress with lace neckline.

Drink Like a Gilmore:
Have a Rory. Mix equal parts champagne, vodka, and pineapple juice. Add a splash of grenadine and a cherry!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Welcome to the Dollhouse

What's in a name? To boost tourism, Taylor suggests reviving Stars Hollow's original street names. Lorelai thinks that's a charming idea -until she learns what the new Dragonfly Inn address will be.

Dress Like a Gilmore:

Embroidered plaid fitted jacket

Brown sweater with double gold necklace

Drink Like a Gilmore:

1 ounce brandy
1 ounce anisette or another anise liqueur
1 ounce curacao liqueur 
1 egg yolk

  1. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker and dry shake (without ice) vigorously.
  2. Add ice and shake vigorously again.
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

We've Got Magic to Do

Rory's World War II-themed DAR bash is a piperoo (even when suddenly impoverished Paris joins the proletariat as a server). But the bash goes smash when Richard confronts Mitchum Huntzberger.

Dress Like a Gilmore:

Brown leather jacket over a knit tan sweater with a chunky matching necklace

White sweater with side bow

Always a Godmother, Never a God

Church ladies. Lorelai and Rory don their proper summer dresses and show up at the baptismal font to godmothers to Sookie's children - a clever ploy on Sookie's part to get the Gilmore girls back together.

Dress Like a Gilmore:

Blue patterned v-neck dress with 3/4 length sleeves and a matching blue necklace

Salmon colored dress with matching cardigan

Eat Like a Gilmore:
Salmon Puffs


  • 8 ounces smoked salmon, chopped
  • 12 ounces crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 (17.5 ounce) package frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 egg white, beaten

  • Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Combine smoked salmon, feta cheese, black pepper and garlic.
  3. Roll out puff pastry on lightly floured surface to form a 12x12 inch sheet. Cut sheet into 16 3x3 inch squares. Place a spoonful of salmon filling in the center of each square. Pull together corners of each square to form 16 small packets. Brush packets with egg whites and place on prepared baking sheets.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until packets are golden, about 20 minutes. Serve warm.

The UnGraduate

Sookie creates a S'mores wedding cake, so what more does Lorelai need to set a date? Logan comes home, Lane and the band come home and Paul Anka eats three pounds of chocolate while under Luke's care.

Plan a Wedding Like a Gilmore:

S'mores wedding cake

Dress Like a Gilmore:

Floral cardigan with turquoise necklace

Fight Face

Feeling a little lonely, Lorelai adopts a dog. Luke agrees to repair Lorelai's house, rather than buy the Twickham house. This soon turns into trouble as TJ does some unwanted construction on the house. Rory starts her community service assignment. Feeling neglected and unhappy with how things are going, Rory visits Luke at his diner. He lets it slip that he and Lorelai are engaged, leaving Rory feeling even more alone.

Dress Like a Gilmore:

Pink/red floral shirt

Brown fitted jacket

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The New and Improved Lorelai

Luke answers Lorelai's question and as news of Luke's reply leaks to the denizens of Stars Hollow, the untraditional proposal stirs up more talk than the answer itself. Richard and his lawyer go to bat for Rory in court for her yacht incident, but the judge is tougher than expected.

Dress Like a Gilmore:

Pink and white camisole with a white jacket.

Drink Like a Gilmore:
Beer Floats
Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream to a glass of beer.

A House is Not a Home

Rescuing Rory after a night of reckless behavior with Logan, Lorelai is shocked to hear her daughter's plans for the future. Lorelai first turns to Richard and Emily for help, but soon realizes that Luke is the only person she can trust.

Dress Like a Gilmore:

Ivory sweater over a floral v-neck. Perfect for a romantic look when paired with curly hair.

Black and purple floral halter dress paired with a matching purple cardigan.

Blame Booze and Melville

The article about the Dragonfly comes out and Luke and Lorelai celebrate. Sookie goes into labor. Logan's dad Mitchum reviews Rory's work and Luke has competition from an unlikely source to buy the Twickham house.

Dress Like a Gilmore:

Black dress with pink accents paired with a matching pink cardigan.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

How Many Kropogs to Cape Cod?

Taylor agrees the museum is a bust. Lorelai meets to discuss selling the Dragonfly while Rory starts her new internship with Logan's father. Friday night dinner with the grandparents goes great for Logan and Rory while Lorelai, after begging to attend, gets the cold shoulder.

Dress Like a Gilmore:

Jacket with rose embroidery paired with matching pink/red colored pants.

Red and blue patterned dress with red sash.

But I'm a Gilmore

After realizing that casual dating isn't for her, Rory tries to break things off with Logan, causing him to agree to see her exclusively. Logan's family isn't happy about the match despite Rory's breeding. Luke's patience is tried as he takes over as temporary chef at the Dragonfly while pregnant Sookie is ordered to bed rest, but Sookie has trouble giving up control of her kitchen. Meanwhile, Paris finds out where Doyle has been all weekend.

Dress Like a Gilmore:

Brown hooded sweater, perfect for autumn.

Eat Like a Gilmore:

Luke's Fennel Salad with Goat Cheese

2 tbsps olive oil (roasted almond)
2 tbsps shallot (finely chopped)
2 tbsps fresh tarragon (chopped)
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
34 tsp lemon peel (finely grated)
34 cup sliced almonds (3 ounces)
1Preheat oven to 400°F. Whisk first 5 ingredients in small bowl. Season dressing generously with salt and pepper.
2Spread almonds on plate. Whisk egg and 1 tablespoon water in small bowl; sprinkle with freshly ground black pepper. Turn goat cheese rounds in egg mixture, then coat with sliced almonds, covering all sides. Place on rimmed baking sheet. DO AHEAD: Dressing and goat cheese rounds can be made 4 hours ahead. Cover separately and chill. Bring dressing to room temperature and whisk before using.
3Bake goat cheese rounds until cheese is warm but not melted, about 10 minutes.
4Combine greens, cherries, and fennel in large bowl. Add dressing and toss to coat. Divide salad among 6 plates. Place 1 cheese round on each plate and serve.
1 tbsp water
11 ozs soft fresh goat cheese (cut crosswise into 6 rounds)
6 cups baby greens (packed mixed, spinach)
1 cup bing cherries (halved pitted fresh, dark sweet, 7 ounces whole unpitted)
12 cup fennel bulb (fresh)

Monday, August 20, 2012

To Live and Let Diorama

Luke volunteers to help convert old man Twickum's house into a museum just to see if he can buy it. Meanwhile with the help of some Founder's day punch, Lane, Paris and Rory commiserate about their love lives. Lorelai forgets to keep some news off the record when she is interviewed by a magazine about the success of the Dragonfly Inn.

Dress Like a Gilmore:

Floral v-neck vintage dress with a double gold necklace.

Drink Like a Gilmore:

Miss Patty's Punch

1 (46 oz.) can pineapple juice, chilled
2 (12 oz.) cans frozen limeade concentrate
1 (2 liter) 7-Up
1/2 fifth vodka
Red food coloring (opt.)
Ice ring or ice cubes

Combine pineapple juice and limeade concentrate (not diluted). Add vodka and stir lightly. Pour 7-Up down side of punch bowl. Add desired amount of food coloring, stirring lightly again. Makes 44 (4 oz.) servings.

Pulp Friction

Rory and Logan's casual dating situation gets more complicated when Rory spots Logan with another girl and her jealousy sets in. Rory decides to go to a party with a guy she barely knows, which makes Logan jealous. Luke and Lorelai resolve things, but Lorelai is still upset with her mom and refuses to go to Friday night dinners, which makes Emily wonder if Luke followed through on their previous discussion.

Dress Like a Gilmore:

Gray jacket with pink pinstripes and matching pink shirt.
Pale blue floral, vintage dress.
Green vest over floral vintage shirt.

Monday, August 6, 2012

So...Good Talk

Luke, upset and missing Lorelai, begins to take it out on his customers. Lane realizes her mom is in her head, and with the grandparents back from their second honeymoon Rory makes it clear that Friday night dinners are just dinner and nothing more. Emily acts like she doesn't realize all the hurt she's caused Lorelai, but goes to see Luke to make things right.

Jews and Chinese Food

Lorelai is hurt again when she realizes Luke has moved his boat from her garage without even telling her. Luke helps the school kids build the sets for their Fiddler on the Roof play in hopes of working with Lorelai who he is realizing he misses. Rory tries to make up with Marty by hosting a movie night, but Logan interferes.

Dress Like a Gilmore:

Striped hooded sweater with one button. 

Friday, August 3, 2012

Say Something

After all the drama at the wedding, Lorelai is afraid she'll lose Luke, who needs time to process what's happened and finally decides her family and history may be too much for him. She takes to her bed to wallow where Rory tends to her needs while the town takes sides.

Wedding Bell Blues

Emily and Richard renew their vows. Rory experimentally kisses Logan, triggering a turf battle between Luke and her father Chris, who insists that Lorelai's attachment to Luke is temporary, because Emily has convinced Chris that he and Lorelai are meant for each other.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Come Home

After finding out that Emily started dating again, Richard's jealousy forces him to reconcile and they both agree to renew their wedding vows. Rory offers to help Logan with an article and Emily lets Christopher know Lorelai and Luke are getting serious.

Dress Like a Gilmore:

This is one of my favorites. Sage green dress with sweater sleeves.

Women of Questionable Morals

Rory continues to give her dad the cold shoulder until she learns his father has passed away. Lorelai spends time comforting Christopher but keeps it from Luke, and Richard and Emily find a lost dog.

But Not as Cute as Pushkin

Rory is asked to host a Chilton student for a few days at Yale, but the student is more interested in her freedoms than the responsibilities that go with them. Lorelai learns about Luke's dark day, which happens to fall on the same day as Miss Patty's 40th anniversary party. Logan works his way into Rory's life, prompting her and Richard to pull a little prank of their own.

Emily Says Hello

Jackson has his hands full between Sookie's food cravings and his town selectman duties. Lorelai invites Christopher to lunch, but Rory tells him off and asks Lorelai what Luke thinks of her and Christopher having lunch. Emily decides she's still a viable commodity and asks Lorelai to help her start dating.

Dress Like a Gilmore:

Long-sleeved brown shirt with tan striped vest. Very academic.