I hosted my Book Club last week for our discussion of the book, Prospect Street. Here’s a look back at our lunch.
The book didn’t really have a theme I could pull out of it to use as a tablescape idea. So I went for Plan B (which always works) – just another pretty tablescape.
I decided on a blue & white table – colors I never tire of – and planned on adding some pink flowers for an additional pop of color.
Well, wasn’t I just over the moon when I happened to go to Whole Foods for groceries, and spotted pink and purple hyacinths there! I snatched up all they had. I absolutely love hyacinths, and the wafts of incredible scent they give off in a room. They rank up there with peonies as one of my favorite flowers.
Three of my ginger jars served as vases for my floral centerpiece
White plates with navy blue chargers and napkins; blue water goblets
Pretty jeweled napkin rings…
LUNCH IS SERVED
Thai food was mentioned in the book. I (mistakenly, as I later found out) thought I had a couple of eaters who would not like Thai food. Instead I decided on Indonesian Ginger Chicken (Ina Garten recipe) for the main entrée.
I had never made it before, but I think we all found it quite tasty.
Oven Roasted Broccoli with Panko
Sweet Potatoes Fries
I made Lemon Bars for dessert, but forgot to take a photo.
I’m not sure how this book got selected the last time we met (I wasn’t in the room at the time), but it doesn’t fit our usual genre of books we tend to choose.
A couple of gals in our group did not find the time to read the book due to a busy holiday schedule. Those of us who had read this fiction book did not have rave reviews about it: “a long-winded, predictable book”. I personally found the book way too sappy for my taste. Enough said.