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!