Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Cookbook Book Club, Volume 2, Issue 3

The Third 2016 Cookbook Club met tonight
And unlike other meetings, all of the recipes came from this book

Saveur Italian Comfort Food


Angela M. brought sopressa over ricotta on "good bread"

Liz brought bacon wrapped green onions

A nice starter plate

It was at Donna's and the hostess always provides the main course --
she has access to stove and oven, we feel and it's easier not to have to transport the entree

Donna made

Ground veal in a sweet pepper sauce over fettucini.    Donna's special fettucini!

Angela made a dish of butternut squash with a balsamic reduction, roasted hazel nuts and raisins.
We all agreed that we're making this recipe this fall!   

Barbara's roasted cauliflower with anchovy sauce and capers
Very tasty!

Rita brought a mozzarella, tomato, bread and basil salad
It "screamed" Italian!

Rhonda's bread was outstanding.    Ciabatta with grapes or with rosemary and black olives.

Michelle's peach and amaretti tart.    Her home canned last summer's peaches made it more special.

Edra's Orange Olive Oil Cake.   It's a great cake and Edra explained the tedious process of boiling the oranges three times and that the whole orange is in the cake!

But we had a reason to cook from this one cookbook --
It was a special cookbook
For each page that we cooked from,

We wrote on.    Words of well wishes.    For one of our members is moving away.
And what gift can a cookbook club give a member who's moving away?
Why a cookbook, of course, and the cookbook from which all of the food which was served at Sarah's last meeting was made.

We'll miss Sarah.    She was instructed, however, that in her new home she needed to take our cookbook book club idea and start one there.     What better way to get to know people than over a good meal!

We wish Sarah the best.
We'll miss her.
She'll, however, have a cookbook to remember all of us!


Pondside said...

What a meal!
I belonged to such a club long ago in Germany, where I was the only Canadian member of the club. When I left I was given exactly such a gift - a German cookbook, printed in English and signed by all the other members. It is a treasure.

Southerncook said...

What an extraordinary dinner and I adore the gift. How special will that book be with each member writing in it. She will cherish it forever. I missed my cookbook book club gathering this past week since I have been ill.


Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Your cookbook club is so fun. Everything looks wonderful!!!