Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Cooking Club, September 2010.


My Cooking Club kicked off its 5th year with a gathering at my friend Karey's house. As always, we enjoyed some delicious food! We are winding down with the Junior League of Houston's wonderful cookbook Peace Meals. Does anyone have any suggestions for our next cookbook?

My assignment this month was the appetizer. I brought these Maple Salmon Bites which were a big hit (I also served these at my last Valentine luncheon. See recipe here.)

Other selections were (clockwise from bottom): Texas Corn Pudding, Crab Cakes with Avocado Salsa, Spinach Tortellini Casserole and Greek Quinoa Salad. We also enjoyed Southwestern Chicken Soup (top right above my plate)

Dessert was Frozen Margarita Pie - fabulous

After our meal we discussed what each person had brought and made notes in our cookbooks. Notice how much we enjoyed the dessert!

After lunch with my friends Priscilla and Karey


Sandra said...

What fun! You look darling!! xoxo

Jessica Ryan said...

I can't believe how many posts I have missed.... I am glad Vivian's tubes and port are out... your son Will is absolutely adorable... your entire family is... husband included (totally meant in a complimentary and non creepy way!) And your salmon appetizer sounds amazing... would you care to share the recipe?

Jo said...

What a delicious kick off!


Jan M said...

As always, it looks like a delightful and delicious luncheon!
I think all the Junior League cookbooks are great. Have you looked at Tables of Content by the JL of Birmingham, Alabama? Another favorite cookbook of mine is Compliments Of, by The Woman's Exchange of Memphis.

Sara said...

I think Peace Meals is such a lovely cookbook. The JL cookbooks never disappoint. One of my personaly favorites is the River Road cookbook from the JL of Baton Rouge. There are some great recipes in it! (It's pretty much a staple in every home in SOuthern Louisiana.)

The 5 Bickies said...

Looks delish...I will have to try the salmon appetizer and should really buy Peace Meals...everything sounds great.

AJLinBoston said...

Your cooking club sounds like so much fun! I would love it, as it would force me to try out new recipes.

The Mrs. said...

I swear I am moving there and joining your club!

3 Peanuts said...

Looks fabulous!!! I love this idea.

Anonymous said...

You must try Boca Raton JL Savor the Moment. It is by far my favorite JL cookbook and I have many. If never disappoints. I have been in the same JL dinner club for 11 years. When we started we were provisionals and single. Now we are all sustainers and very busy with families. But we have kept the club all women so we have our much needed girls night!

So glad to see Vivian is doing so well!