I hosted the book club, and it is this group I'll write about today. We read the wonderfully refreshing and happy book A YEAR IN PROVENCE, such a good choice for this time of year! We usually have snacks or desserts, but in honor of the occasion I prepared a light supper. I made a Barefoot Contessa Provencal Vegetable soup and a Joy of Cooking French tart, Apricot and Almond.
After the meal, we discussed the book, and Thelma did a wonderful job of leading the discussion, bringing in much background information as well as sharing her own experiences of living in a foreign country, in her case, Brazil.
Three of the members presented us with little gifts! I had old fashioned English "crackers" for the women, which contained paper crowns. Here are photos from this occasion:
|The gifts--the little Peace ornament from Genie, a bag of rosemary from, who else, Rosemary, and a|
lovely beaded book mark that Thelma made for each of us.
|Here are Monda, Jo, and Sharon, in their paper crowns.|
|And now Ibby, Judy, Thelma, Genie, and Rosemary|
|I joined Mona, Jo, and Sharon|