Wheat-free * Dairy-free * Gluten-free * Vegetarian * Vegan * Parve * Paleo ~~
I belonged to a book club many years ago. There were about 7 of us and each month one of us would pick the book and host the dinner/discussion. The club dissolved with my friend Helen’s quick and very unexpected passing. Without Helen (whose book choices the rest of us always questioned) it was just too hard to regain momentum. Skip forward several years and one of the original book club members decided to revive it but with a slightly different cast of characters. After much debate a book (My Brilliant Friend) and a date for the meeting was chosen.
I confess that, as is/was usually the case, I put off reading the book until the last minute. Three days before the meeting I started reading – and I’m happy to report I finished it with 2 hours to spare. The dinner was to be at the organizer’s home and then, of the seven reading the book, only 3 of us (host + me + 1 other) made it to the discussion/dinner.
All this is just leading up to the fact that our host had prepared a wonderful dinner including my new favorite-salad-ever. She found the recipe on a blog