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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Book Club Fare

Last week, I hosted book club. We read The Help, by Kathryn Stockett and I couldn't put it down.

The Help

I put together my book club menu and posted it on the chalkboard:

And set up a card table in the living room for easy food access:

Since the book was set in the south, I wanted to make pimento cheese sandwiches. After learning that Kitchen in the Market was fresh out of pimento cheese, I gave it a try on my own and loved the results.

I spruced up a couple containers of Holy Land hummus with a sprinkle of feta cheese and chopped pimentos.

LindaLicious' olive tapenade (found at Kitchen in the Market) accompanied an assortment of crackers.

If you've read the book, you know that a scandalous chocolate pie is made. I couldn't resist making a "surprise" chocolate pie, using banana slices to line the pie crust.

What do you serve at your book club meetings?


  1. The Help is the June selection for Books and Bars at the Aster Cafe. I serve nothing at my book club, because I just go to the Aster and eat. :-)

  2. We read this book for book club too and loved it! The host couldn't bring herself to make the chocolate pie so she did a caramel cake which was awesome - and it's on the blog! :)

  3. I read the Help last year before it was a "hit" and I loved it! I don't know that I could have stomached your chocolate pie after reading it, though, lol :-)



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