Friday, May 22, 2015

Picnic Themed Book Club




Our hostess for book club last night outdid herself with a picnic theme, perfect for May and the night before Memorial Day weekend. Her table was set with a colorful red checked tablecloth, a rainbow of placements and festive plastic table wear. A bright and cheery pot of geraniums sat in the middle of the table; perfect for the outdoor theme.



But, it was the food that was the star of the night. She served a light and fresh salad of watermelon, cucumbers, onions and feta cheese, dressed simply with a red wine vinaigrette, followed by a serve yourself platter of red potatoes, corn on the cob, sausage, and peel and eat shrimp. It was so delicious and we all requested the recipe, so we could make it for our own families.

It was our last meeting before taking the summer off, so we laughed, talked and savored every moment around the table together. We discussed everything from aging parents to an upcoming family wedding. And, yes, we did discuss the book, over a dessert of mixed berry pie, in a delightfully crumbly crust. The discussion of The Light Between Oceans was lively and interesting and one of those books where opinions were strong. As I have said before, it is such an intelligent and interesting group and they always make me think.

Have a wonderful holiday weekend!



  1. That looks like the perfect picnic:) Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend dear Vicki, HUGS!

  2. What a fun idea! The food looks delicious. Always love a low country boil in the south!!

  3. Love the shrimp boil idea!! Happy Memorial Day

  4. I love hearing about your Book Club dinners/evenings . . .
    Salad sounds yummy . . .
    Book good?
    I am reading Genova's, Inside The O'Brien's . . .


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