A Holiday Lunch for Book Club

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 With Christmastime approaching, I reached into my Book Club archives, and pulled out a discussion & lunch from last year that another gal hosted.  Here’s a quick look back it.

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Autumn Tablescape and Book Club Lunch

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Another gal in my Book Club hosted our group in September for a discussion and lunch.  Think the warm colors/textures of autumn like camel, tweed, amber, burgundy, and take a peek back at our afternoon…

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Gourmet Group Celebrates “So Long, Summer 2017”

Some info about our Gourmet Group:  We are 4 couples who enjoy cooking, entertaining, and most of all, each other’s company. 
We take turns hosting in our homes.  The hosts decide on the menu (theme) from appetizers to dessert for the evening.  The hosts cook most of the meal, but give at least one course (along with all the recipes) to the other couples to prepare.  We love trying new recipes and ideas.  So most of the time the recipes are ones we haven’t cooked before, but they don’t have to be.

The Saturday after Labor Day this year, our Gourmet Group savored the last days of summer with a final summer-like menu.  Here’s a peek back at our evening.

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“Lights Out” …. Book Club Has Lunch by Candlelight

Have you ever gotten annoyed when you’ve lost power for an hour or a couple of hours due to a storm?  Well, then just envision…

If the entire regional part of the country you live in lost power and was in a total blackout for months due to a cyberattack on America’s power grid??  There would be no running water, no sewage, and no refrigeration besides other major effects it would have on your daily life…

That is the basis of Ted Koppel’s non-fiction book, Lights Out:  A Cyberattack, A Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath.  It was also the subject of our recent Book Club Discussion and Lunch that I hosted.

Photo credit:
The Stapletonian (via Google Images)

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Gourmet Group Has a “Run for the Roses”

Some info about our Gourmet Group:  We are 4 couples who enjoy cooking, entertaining, and most of all, each other’s company. 
We take turns hosting in our homes.  The hosts decide on the menu (theme) from appetizers to dessert for the evening.  The hosts cook most of the meal, but give at least one course (along with all the recipes) to the other couples to prepare.  We love trying new recipes and ideas.  So most of the time the recipes are ones we haven’t cooked before, but they don’t have to be.

 

Kentucky Derby party ideas

 

Another couple in our Gourmet Group hosted the evening of the Kentucky Derby this year for a Derby Celebration.  This Derby-themed dinner party certainly made it into the Winner’s Circle.

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An Easter Themed Lunch for Book Club

 

pretty Easter table ideasAbout a week or so before Easter, another gal in my Book Club hosted.  She treated us to an enchanting tablescape filled with Easter décor.

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An Italian Feast for Our Gourmet Group

Some info about our Gourmet Group:  We are 4 couples who enjoy cooking, entertaining, and most of all, each other’s company. 
We take turns hosting in our homes.  The hosts decide on the menu (theme) from appetizers to dessert for the evening.  The hosts cook most of the meal, but give at least one course (along with all the recipes) to the other couples to prepare.  We love trying new recipes and ideas.  So most of the time the recipes are ones we haven’t cooked before, but they don’t have to be.

Italian tablescape ideas

 

~ Ciao ~

Another couple in our Gourmet Group hosted an “Festa Italiana” (Italian Feast) night back in January.  Here’s a look back at our evening.

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