I hosted this month's Book Club Lunch. We read One Thousand Splendid Suns, by Kahled Hosseini. It was an excellent, but very sad story about women and family relationships in Afghanistan during the past thirty years of political struggles.
I served two appetizers while we were chatting and discussing the book: hot spinach-artichoke dip, and a cheese spread with pears. For lunch, we moved to the dining room and began with a little cup of thick broccoli soup. Oh how I love to set a table with a new set of dishes! Here are the "Zucca" plates from Montefalco.
Next we had a spinach salad with peaches, carmalized onions, pancetta, and pomegranites with a pomegranite vinegarette. This was a slight varieation of Jen's salad at the Vancouver GTG. It was a HUGE hit (and pretty too).
Our entree was a ramekin of "Cheese Monger's Mac 'n Cheese from September's Bon Appetit.None of us were able to put a dent in our entree, so everyone took their's home. I had two last minute cancellations, so a couple husbands (not mine) got the extras for their dinner.
Finally, for dessert, I experimented with Diva's Tiramisu Brownies. Brad was happy with the results!