Tuesday, December 6, 2016

December 2016 - DATE NIGHT IN - Ashley Rodriguez

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Meeting Details: 

Karen's house
Thursday , December 15th, 2015  7:30 p.m.

* Check email for address and phone number.

Discussion Questions                                                                                                                                          

1.  Did you like the book?  Which was your favorite story?

2.  Have you  made any recipes, and which would be your favorite?

3.  Do you and your spouse have a regularly scheduled date night in?  How long have you been doing this?

4.  Has your style of cooking changed through the years?

5.  In "Feasting on Spring" while the author is making the homemade mayonnaise, she writes "I wonder if he thought I was crazy".  Do you have a comparable "making by hand is crazy"recipe?

6.  "His Birthday" - "I wanted to spend hours constructing a perfectly balanced cake with many components that each, in there own way say "you are loved".  Are there special treats/traditions that occur for your spouse's  birthday in your house?

7.  In "A Soup for Summer" the author says she is not a big propenent of habits, ritual, consistency.  Is that something that resonates with you?

8.  "A Taste of Home" - what does that bring to mind for you?

8.  In "Wooed by Fried Chicken" the author says that "whatever my mood is when I begin cooking, I always find that at the end I am more relaxed feeling, grateful and happy?  Do you enjoy cooking, is it a chore or something you truly enjoy?

9.  " A Winter BBQ" - what would your words to yourself on your wedding day sound like?

10.  Would your recommend this book to others?

MENU- Please post which recipe you will be bringing!

I will provide the Pineapple Rosarita, Thyme Lemonade and Chocolat Chaud


  1. I'm planning to bring the Fresh Raspberry Tart with Lemon Cream Cheese Filling.

  2. I will bring mini fried chicken sandwiches

  3. Haven't picked a recipe yet, but I'm planning to come!

    1. I'll make either Granny's Apple Cake or the Caramel Popcorn (or both!) ... depending on how much time I have today. :-)

  4. I hope to be there, and am bringing the Bacon and Leek Tart with Ricotta Custard

  5. Planning to come with Strawberry Shortcake Trifle.

  6. I am planning on coming... depending on what veggies I find it will be either Braised Beans or the White Salad


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