|Here's to the book club|
|The beautiful table|
Now straight to the food: The appetizer was a plate of melon wrapped with prosciutto. In an homage to the book, Beth D. brought Steak and Kidney Pie and she made the mints that Major Pettigrew liked to nibble while hunting. Both were excellent and she made a few converts to the idea of kidneys for consumption instead of limiting one's admiration to their function only. A hearty lasagna was composed of vegetables from Lori's garden, the last remnants of summer - and two delicious salads were enjoyed, one which incorporated wonderful, juicy pears from Barb's garden along with chunks of plum. We also had butternut squash wontons with a walnut and brown butter sauce. Without any advance planning and quite by accident, these meals always turn out interesting and satisfying. A Sauvignon Blanc, perfectly chilled, from the Fallbrook winery was excellent, perfect with the repast.
|Steak & kidney pie|
When Mrs. Ali and the Major consummate their relationship the author tastefully leaves them in each other's arms and "the morning after" unfolds in the next chapter. Several expressed relief that "Sex Over
Sixty" was not explored explicitly.
I read this book on Kindle for Mac; Beth D. brought her new IPad and showed us some of the features. Beth C. also is now the proud owner of an electronic reader - the Kindle, which is her Christmas present. Many of us who thought we wouldn't like electronic reading are gradually gaining interest.
|Eating, drinking, discussion|
Our two founders were sorely missed.
|Rox, hostess with mostest|