Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Bookclub Light Summer Dinner

It was my turn to host my bookclub this past Sunday night. It's been hot here -- so hot that I couldn't deal with the thought of hot food. So, we had a "lighter" meal. We started with hummus and pita chips (with lots of white wine, of course)! For dinner, we had spicy boiled shrimp with an avocado/buttermilk dip, a cold cheese tortellini and snow pea salad, fruit salad, and walnut blue cheese tea sandwiches. (Most of these recipes were from Southern Living.) For dessert, I made red velvet cupcakes with a vanilla buttercream frosting. YUM!
Dinner was yummy (which, as the cook, is always a relief), but the book was the best part. We read The Forgotten Garden, by Kate Morton. Loved it! Everyone loved it (which rarely happens in our group). If you're looking for a great summer read, The Forgotten Garden would be a great pick!

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