We hosted an inaugural dinner Saturday, February 13 to kick off the start of a new Texas Gourmet Group we have down south.
Some info about our Gourmet Group*: We enjoy cooking, entertaining, and most of all, each other’s company.
We take turns hosting in our homes. The host decides on the menu (theme) from appetizers to dessert for the evening. The host prepares most of the meal, but gives at least one course to the others (along with all the recipes) to cook. 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.
Special dedication: This post is dedicated to SRC, one of our own*, who lost his battle with Stage 4 cancer last December 2019. We miss you, Dear Friend – your love for people & for good food, and the big smile and spirit you carried with you. Although your chair is empty at our table, your place is forever engrained in our hearts!
If your idea for entertaining friends or family in your home is ordering take-out, or maybe you just don’t have time to cook that day, consider ordering everyone’s favorite dishes from a local Chinese restaurant.
Here is an idea for a quick, easy, and inexpensive great tablescape for such a dinner party.
Last summer, my Book Club got together for lunch and a discussion of, The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty by Susan Page.
Back in mid-February before Shelter-in-Place and Social Distancing were our daily way of life, another gal hosted our Book Club for lunch and a discussion of The Dutch House by Ann Patchett. Continue reading
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.
We hosted our Gourmet Group in May to salute The Red, White, and Blue with the upcoming holidays, Memorial Day and the Fourth of July.
I hosted my Book Club about two weeks ago for a discussion and lunch for the book, Educated, by Tara Westover.
Some quick, easy, and very simple tablescape ideas.
Another gal hosted our Book Club last April for a “Spring-Like” and Wuthering Heights Book Club lunch and discussion.