Book Club SnacksPosted: May 22, 2013
I had the lovely ladies from my book club over last night. We just read An Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff – kind of a disappointing pick on my part. The story had potential, but the writing was pretty dry, unemotional, and one-sided given the subject matter. It just didn’t captivate, and to be honest I had some reservations after reading the description. I just wanted it to be so much better and thought it might surprise me. It didn’t. We still had a lively discussion (for a little while anyway – before the inevitable non-book related tangents began 🙂 ).
I had Mexican snacks on the brain for some reason – maybe a delayed nod to Cinco de Mayo?
I threw together a super-simple bean dip, starting with a layer of refried beans, then a layer of (light) sour cream….
A sprinkle of Mexican blend shredded cheese….
Then topped with lettuce, cherry tomatoes, and green onions.
And soooooo incredibly dip-able.
I’ve been having a love affair with avocados lately (sorry DT, I’ve been meaning to tell you), so guacamole was a must. I need to do an entire post solely devoted to guacamole because it is one of the most wonderful things in the world. But for now:
I also had a sweet onion salsa for another dipping option.
Coincidentally, I’d picked up cherries and strawberries for a fresh fruit offering, only to see this post come through from Heidi Swanson yesterday – how timely! I didn’t jazz up my salad like she did, though – I stuck with straight fruit.
The table is set!
And oh, must have wine.
Another fabulous evening with the book club gals! We did some damage.
Until next month, bookworms!