Everyone lately has been talking about the new Gilmore Girls revival and I have been feeling so behind! I recently started watching the show and am only halfway through season 4 but have been feeling extremely desperate to catch up. If only I had nothing to do all day besides watch Gilmore Girls. A person can dream... I didn't start watching GG because the revival was imminently happening (I was kind of unaware that it was going to coming a couple months after I started). I was merely out of TV shows I wanted to watch and wanted something that had many seasons so I could stick with it for a while. I'd watched a couple episodes of GG in high school but was never really hooked. The talking was too fast and the only scenes that stood out to me were those taking place at the grandparents house, which was supposed to be in Hartford, and I remember thinking to myself that that is totally not how people in Hartford act (I grew up in the next town over from Hartford so I would know this).
Despite this skepticism at first, I am totally hooked on the show and I will talk about it with anyone else who wants to talk about it with me. The talking is very fast (and a lot of it has nothing to do with the plot) but I love it anyways and I feel like I've been inducted into some sort of club for members who truly understand Rory and Lorelai. Does anyone else feel the same way? In the earlier seasons, my favorite parts so far have been:
- Watching the CT Transit buses drive around Stars Hollow
- Laughing about the fact that Tristan is played by Chad Michael Murray, who was my major crush from One Tree Hill
- When Christopher arrives on his motorcycle for the very first time
- When Jess jumps into the horse drawn sled with Rory
- The sprinkler scene with Rory and Jess
- When Rory goes to visit Jess in NYC and misses Lorelei's graduation
- When Rory kisses Jess before Suki's wedding
- When Dean breaks up with Rory at the dance contest (I felt bad for her but also happy she was finally done with Dean - he is so boring!)
- Any hilarious scene involving Richard or Emily
- When Paris freaks out during her speech because she didn't get into Yale
- The Harvard/Yale game episode
Hmm...I could probably go on with a lot more but I'll stop here before it gets out of control. I just finished the episode in Season 4 where Jess is back in town picking up his car. I have to say that when he drove off for the last time, I kind of wanted to cry - I am definitely Team Jess as of now. I'm not sure if it's Jess or I just really love Milo Ventimiglia (has anyone seen This Is Us? - so good!). Anyways, I am determined to catch up and watch the Year in the Life episodes so I can talk to someone about my feelings. Watching GG has also given me nostalgia for all the other shows I loved during high school - One Tree Hill, Gossip Girl, The OC, The Office... maybe I should just re-watch again...
I use the same basic recipe for all of my scones, alternating key ingredients such as the flavor contents (cranberries, chocolate chips, cheese, etc.) depending on if I want sweet or savory. Everything else I do in small tweaks - whether it's adding certain spices, a special extract, or trading out yogurt for ricotta. These cranberry & grapefruit scones were perfectly sweet!
Cranberry & Grapefruit Scones
For the scones
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Mix the dry ingredients together and add the butter. Using hands, mix butter with dry ingredients until butter is pea sized.
Add the Greek yogurt, milk, vanilla extract, and grapefruit juice to the dry butter mixture and stir everything together to form a dough. Add in cranberries and mix. Use hands to knead the dough gently into an even ball.
Transfer the dough to a well floured surface, flour the top of dough, and pat into a flat disc about 1 inch high.
Using a sharp knife, divide the dough triangle shaped scones. Transfer the scones to the prepared baking sheet. Bake the scones for about 15-18 minutes until they are lightly golden at the edges. Cool them on the pan for a minute then transfer to a cooling rack. Drizzle with glaze and enjoy!
- 2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
- 1 Tbsp. baking powder
- 1/4 cup turbinado cane sugar
- 1/2 tsp. sea salt
- 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
- 6 Tbsp. unsalted butter, chilled
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 cup fresh cranberries
- 3/4 cup whole milk Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup milk
- 3 tablespoons fresh grapefruit juice
For the glaze
- 1 cup confectioners sugar
- 2 tsp. grapefruit juice
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- dash of salt