My Cooking Club kicked off its fourth year this week. We are using a new cookbook by the Junior League of Houston called Peace Meals. It is an exquisite cookbook, and we are all quite excited about it. The recipes sound so promising that we may end up using this book for longer than this school year.
The Junior League of Houston clearly spent a lot of money having the food styled and photographed for the cookbook because the pictures are fabulous. Its introductory essay begins, "Who has not, at least once, thought that life in our grandmothers' time moved to rhythms we can no longer quite hear? With comfortable predictability, family houses were cleaned and aired out every spring, peaches "put up" late each summer, winter days made bright with rites of celebration and renewal." Isn't that lovely? The forward sets a wonderful tone for the rest of the book.
Our gathering this week was as delightful as our new cookbook. The food everyone prepared was fabulous, and our hostess had set one of the most beautiful tables I've ever seen. She used china that her husband's grandmother had purchased in Italy.
This was our delectable menu:
Camembert and Pecan Quesadillas with Pineapple Salsa Roasted Balsamic Tomato Soup (I brought this) Spinach and Prosciutto Stuffed Flank Steak Spicy Rosemary Cashews Arugula, Corn and Tomato Salad Marvelous Mushrooms Pumpkin Bread Pudding
As you might imagine, I didn't need dinner that night!
Married for 27 years to Robert, three kids: Will (23), Vivian (20) and Dots (17) ~~~~
Majored in mathematics at SMU, taught elementary school for six years before Will was born, currently tutoring math ~~~~
Things I enjoy: playing duplicate bridge, working NY Times crossword puzzles, reading good books, entertaining, visiting with friends, planning trips, traveling, playing board games, spending time with family, cooking, keeping up with old friends ~~~ happy to correspond with other parents about raising a child with special needs
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