Gilmore Girls Movie Night: Luke Edition



Once again, you’ve found yourself home, alone and bored, on a Saturday night! You need another movie night to pass the time. And this time, instead of thinking what a Lorelai themed movie night will look like, you start to think about Luke.

Strong and manly Luke, with his plaid shirts and backwards baseball cap. What kind of movies does he like? If you’ve watched the Gilmore Girls than you know that Luke isn’t a movie watcher.

This puts you in a predicament.

But than, suddenly it dawns on you! You know the perfect movie to watch, and the perfect food to fill your Saturday night!

It’s another classic according to the Gilmore Girls …

Cool hand Luke

Seriously, it’s the perfect movie to watch during your Luke themed movie night!

As you walk home from the movie rental store, you think long and hard about what to eat. I mean, candy was a definite for the Lorelai themed movie night, where you watched Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, but Luke so isn’t a candy guy.

Once home you pull your loved and warn copy of Eat Like a Gilmore out and scour it’s contents page to see what feast you will whip up for your movie night!

Can’t pin point the perfect menu? Well, let me help you!

If I were hosting a Luke themed movie night, I’d make ….

To start…

A steaming cup of Chicken Noodle Soup


Luke lives a comfortable life – he loves his worn plaid shirts, he’s worn the same comfortable baseball cap for quite some time, and let’s be honest … he hates change. Change isn’t comfortable.  Since Luke likes comfort, it’s only fitting that this menu be chock full of comfort food. And what better way to start off than with a cup Chicken Noodle Soup!?

After the soup, I’d serve up a hefty helping of….



Which is the epitome of comfort food. And to be honest, Luke seems like a meatloaf kind of guy! It’s hearty, comforting, and it’s nutritious (and Luke is known for reprimanding both Lorelai and Rory for their eating habits.)

Meatloaf wouldn’t be meatloaf if it isn’t served with one of my fave sides…

Mashed Potatoes!


Seriously, what is meatloaf without mashed potatoes. It’s like these two foods were made to go together! Kind of like Luke and Lorelai!

To top the meal off, I’d finish this feast off with a piece of…

Coffee cake


I think coffee cake is truly a Luke dessert. It’s simple yet sweet, like he is!

By the time you finish watching Cool Hand Luke, you’ll have watched a classic movie, and  have a belly full of comfort food!

(All of the images in this post are from Eat Like a Gilmore by Kristi Carlson)