Tonight it was my first time hosting our book club!
Preparatory PB&J quesadilla as an afternoon snack (I was trying to think of something other than cereal, yogurt and fruit to have since I have that nearly everyday for a snack! This was good but didn’t keep me as full as a dairy snack would).
I had fun playing hostess and getting things all set up before the group arrived
Matt kindly made pizzas for us all and I was in charge of cutting the cheese – heh heh. I normally do it by hand, but there was so much I enlisted the help of my Cuisinart. MAGICAL I tell you. The power of a motor..
Matt made four pizzas – two veg, one pepperoni and one pear + goat cheese. They were delicious!! And I was starving and ate four slices.
We also made a big salad from our garden greens – with nuts and goat cheese
And the others brought snacks, fruit and brownies! [And wine, sniff]
First plate – plus 3 more pizzas!
On the agenda, Ahab’s Wife, which is my favorite book. I loved it because it’s a poetic adventure set by and on the ocean about a strong female character and her life’s trials. It’s beautifully written and thought provoking. Others didn’t like it as much because it was slow to get into, a bit boring at times and the characters were a little flat. A good discussion though!
Alice made these spicy brownies for dessert. They have quite the kick but all the chocolate you love!
Just finished washing all the dishes and cleaning all the corners of the kitchen and porch.
Time to start a new book: The Midwife’s Confession!