Friday, November 22, 2013

Hosting Book Club



I was the hostess for our November book club, held last night and it was a really fun evening. This cute photo captures the night well and makes me happy, because the laughter and fellowship of the evening is evident in this one candid spapshot. We laughed a lot and sometimes it got extremely loud - we definitely had a lot to say, both about the book and about everything else :-)

I am lucky to be part of this wonderful group of women who are so appreciative and complimentary when you are the hostess. We love to spoil each other and look forward to each and every time we meet. My dinner menu included Butternut Squash Spinach Lasagna Roll Ups and a Cranberry Almond Spinach Salad. Of course, we also enjoyed some good wine, as we sat around the table together.

After dinner, it was time to discuss the book ( Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda) and though we don't always agree, we always have respect for the differing opinions. It is interesting how the discussions can take on a life of their own - sometimes strictly about the book and sometimes going in an all together different direction. It is fun to see where the discussion will lead us.

Being the hostess can be a lot of work, but it is fun and rewarding making sure all the details of the evening are perfect for your friends. It is most definately a labor of love :-)

The recipes for the food I served will be coming in future blog posts - Happy Friday and have a wonderful weekend!



  1. It looks like fun and your table is lovely!

  2. What a fun time! Love your table full of pretty and surrounded with smiles! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

  3. Sounds like a fun evening. Did they like your "new" kitchen?

  4. Your table looks beautiful! This post makes me miss the girlies in our old book club. Unfortunately, I think it disbanded, but I met some really sweet ladies because of it. I'm curious about the book...was it a hit or miss? Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. It looks like y'all had a lot of fun. Joining a book club or starting one is on my list for 2014. I hope I can find one that sounds as sweet as yours. Thanks for sharing.

  6. How awesome that you get to be part of such a great-looking club!

  7. What a fun night! I'm sure you each enjoy hosting each other, treating your pals to a delicious and well thought out feast. Your table looks beautiful!

  8. Looks like you are all having such a good time!

  9. I'm so envious. Wish I belonged to a book club. Your table looks lovey and the rollups sound interesting. Wondering about the book also...hit or miss. I so enjoy your recommendations.

  10. Your table looks bautiful and it seems as though everyone was enjoying themselves.

  11. Looks like your friends are having fun and your table is so welcoming. I look forward to the recipes!

  12. Vicki, that looks gorgeous and like such fun! It's been many years since I had a book club. There were just six of us, and it fizzled much sooner than I expected. Now there are three, sometimes four, of us who meet every three months for movies ... and lots of food!


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