Friday, October 18, 2013

Fall Dinner Menu at Book Club



As I often say about my monthly book club, we love to discuss the book, but sometimes the discussion becomes secondary to the wonderful food our hostess prepares and the wonderful company of friends.

We started our fall themed meal with a special drink and toast to the evening and each other. This festive drink - Mulled Apple Cider Cocktail - was beautifully presented in champagne flutes with chopped apple as a garnish. It was a delicious blend of cider, spices and champagne. For the recipe visit the Food Network Magazine here.

Awaiting us on a lovely table set with many fall touches and candlelight, was a cup of yummy soup, bursting with fall flavors - squash, sweet potato and curry. The sour cream garnish was a perfect compliment to this creamy blend.

Our main dish was a comforting cassolouet, served next to a pretty apple salad. The cassolouet was so good and the perfect dish for a cool fall night. We enjoyed its flavors of chicken and sausage, all topped with a cornbread crust.

And for dessert - chocolate! There was a beautiful checkerboard cake with chocolate ganache on top. So pretty and hard to resist.

I will be hosting Book Club in November - I need to begin to plan a special menu for my book club friends :-)

Have a great fall weekend!



  1. Good food good company these are the great things in life. Looks delicious. B

  2. It all looks DIVINE... especially that chocolate! Made me drool:) You ladies sure have fun! Can't wait to see what you prepare! Have a blessed weekend, HUGS!

  3. Everything looks wonderful. We're having an apple sangria at our book club this week. I love fall!

  4. Oh my goodness...I wish I was in that book club!!!

    Have a lovely weekend! xoxo

  5. Hi Vicki, that sounds like so much fun and the food looks just divine! Have fun planning your book club dinner and have a great weekend.

    Julie at

  6. Looks good enough to make me want to read..

  7. This all looks delicious! I love the idea of the apple cider champagne cocktail! Kind of a Fall Harvest Mimosa! Yumm!!!

  8. I want to join your book club! What a great spread.

  9. Looks wonderfully delicious. How did everyone like the book? What's your next book to read? I'm heading to library to get Winter's Bone. You read the best books!

  10. Yummy food pics . . . thank you for the High Line tip . . . we enjoyed it. I will be giving credit to you in a post this week!

  11. Why bother with "book club" when the food is so yummy!!

  12. Looks like a fun girls nite;) and with all the good food and sparkling champagne .. I'm sure there was lots of laughter and less book discussion:) Glad you had fun! xxL

  13. Oh my goodness. I can see why the books would become secondary. xo Laura


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