Friday, May 30, 2014

Indoor Picnic at Book Club




Once again, we enjoyed a delicious meal at book club and were treated to an indoor picnic, complete with a table set with colorful paper plates and plastic cups. The meal started with the most delicious soup made with a flavorful coconut broth and filled with shrimp, corn, avocado and cilantro. This was followed by a skewer of chicken and vegetables, straight from the grill and served with a salad of watermelon, feta, cucumbers and a balsamic dressing. Also served was the most amazing and fluffy rice with coconut flavor and sprinkled almonds. Dessert was a blueberry cobbler, accompanied by ice cream. It was the perfect, light summertime meal.



The book was an interesting read, with mixed reviews from our group. Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson (The Blogess) is a memoir of her life and stories that seem too crazy to be true. Some of us thought it was laugh out loud funny, while others couldn't really feel a connection. That is the wonderful thing about our discussions around the table, during our book club. We may not always agree, but we learn from each other during the lively discussion, because our opinions and life experiences are very different. I always learn something new from these friends and their amazing honesty and openness.

Have a wonderful weekend!



  1. That soup sounds amazing (along with the rest of the meal). Getting together with friends for food and book talk is great.

  2. The soup sounds wonderful, and love the idea of an indoor picnic! I had not heard of that book, but sounds intriguing.

  3. The soups sounds to die for! All of those ingredients you mentioned are ones I love.

    My family moved from Florida to Idaho a decade ago, and finding ourselves in a cooler climate, yet loving picnics, we have often had indoor picnics, and, in fact, it has become a tradition for us to watch The Masters each April with an indoor picnic.

    Your book club sounds terrific.


  4. I always wondered about this book...the soup sounds great. Have a wonderful weekend, Vicki!

  5. Your book club sounds like the perfect one . . .
    Friends . . .
    Good food . . .
    Book talk . . .
    Hearty discussions . . .

  6. Interesting book! Your soup sounds delicious;) Have a wonderful weekend! xxL

  7. The book sounds interesting! And, your meal sounds really good. =)
    Sounds like you had a wonderful time!

  8. Book sounds good..Food looks wonderful..

  9. What a fabulous theme for a dinner. Everything sounds great - very Summery! I love that your book club takes place around a table enjoying a thoughtfully planned out, perfectly executed themed dinner!


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