Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Elysium

Our book for July 2018 is Elysium by Jennifer Marie Brissett. It is a "Mark F. Pick."

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

The Zookeeper's Wife

Our book for June 2018 is The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman. It is a "Kelli Pick."

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The Mill on the Floss


Our book for May 2018 is The Mill on the Floss by George Elliot. It is a "Shannon Pick."

Menu: Vietnamese spring roll won tons; Vietnamese chicken salad; orange-almond cake; mini cheesecakes; veggie and hummus tray; popovers and lemon curd; apricot bars; fruit salad; assorted summer sausages and cheeses with crackers; mixed nuts

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Monday, February 5, 2018

The Things They Carried

Our book for April 2018 is The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien. It is a "Pat K. Pick."

Menu: Vietnamese spring roll won tons; Vietnamese chicken salad; orange-almond cake; mini cheesecakes; veggie and hummus tray; popovers and lemon curd; apricot bars; fruit salad; assorted summer sausages and cheeses with crackers; mixed nuts


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Water for Elephants

Our book for March 2018 is Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen. It is a "Kate Pick."

Menu: pigs in a blanket and mustards; elephant ears; celery with dip; mock Waldorf salad; corn cookies; chocolate-toffee-peanut coated apples

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The Chilbury Ladies' Choir

Our book for February 2018 is The Chilbury Ladies' Choir by Jennifer Ryan. It is a "Mark M. Pick."

Menu: mozzarella bit; Eastern European chocolates; flourless chocolate cake; homemade rolls with butter and strawberry jam; assorted tea sandwiches (cinnamon-ricotta and marmalade on toasted whole wheat, tuna salad with cucumber on potato rolls, ham with brie and green apples on baguette, roast beef and muenster on rye) with horseradish sauce and stone ground mustard; lavender-lemon scones and lemon glaze

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Artemis

Our book for January 2018 is Artemis by Andy Weir. It is a "Karen Pick."

Menu: Middle Eastern rice; ice cream with ginger cookie topping; laughing cow cheeses and crackers; nuts; crackers with meats and cheese; and assorted brownies; tandoori chicken; sausage and cheese bites; chicken tortellini soup with bread; blueberry muffins

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Saturday, October 7, 2017

Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague

Our book for November 2017 is Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague by Geraldine Brooks. It is a "Shannon Pick."

Menu: summer sausage and cheeses; paté; assorted crackers and cheeses; mixed nuts; pumpkin bread; crackers and cheese spreads; banana bread; pasta e fagioli; chicken and mushroom stew

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Monday, October 2, 2017

A Dab of Dickens & a Touch of Twain

Our book for October 2017 is A Dab of Dickens & a Touch of Twain by Elliot Engel. It is a "Pat M. Pick."

Menu: taquitos with "dabs" and "touches" of salsa, guacamole, and sour cream; Danish puff; assorted crackers, cheeses, and venison and wild boar summer sausages; mixed nuts; apricot bars; "black and blue" flatbread; Heath bar cake; antipasto salad; pumpkin chocolate chip muffins

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Friday, September 1, 2017

Made You Up

Our book for September 2017 is Made You Up by Francesca Zappia. It is a "Kate Pick."

Menu: biscuits and sausage gravy; lobster dip with crackers; nuts; lemon-blueberry bread with blueberry cream; apple caramel bars; blueberry buckle; peanut butter popcorn; pineapple upside-down cake; brownies; apple pie butter bars with salted caramel sauce; Cuban pulled pork sandwiches, with prosciutto, red onion jam, cranberry-orange relish, bread and butter pickles, and Manchego cheese

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The Handmaid's Tale

Our book for August 2017 is The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood. It is an "Angie Pick."

Menu: Dutch babies; homemade bread and peach jam; cherry pie; nuts; bacon-cheese dip and chips; lemon bars; congo bars; vegetables with veggie dip; fig blossoms

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Monday, June 19, 2017

The Sympathizer

Our book for July 2017 is The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen. It is a "Pat K. Pick."

Menu: deconstructed Vietnamese spring rolls; Pho; fruit platter; mixed nuts; assortment of cookies; spinach crepes; blackberry cobbler; broccoli salad; Chinese appetizers

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The Silver Star

Our book for June 2017 is The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls. It is a "Sherry Pick."

Menu: mohlo do feijao (Portuguese bean soup); peach ice cream; summer sausage, mountain cheeses and crackers; peaches with whipped cream; nuts; raspberry oatmeal bars; cherry crumble; beef noodle stew

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

The Paris Architect

Our book for May 2017 is The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure. It is a "Karen Pick."

Menu: éclairs; "black market" raspberry-chocolate torte; homemade French bread with butter; assorted French cheeses and crackers: mixed nuts; German chocolate cake; provençal stew

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A Man Called Ove

Our book for April 2017 is A Man Called Ove by Frederik Bekman. It is a "Stacy Pick."

*2017 Food For Thought Pick

Menu: roasted Spanish potatoes and Spanish olives; croissants with butter; sea-salt dark chocolate chip cookies; Rakott Krumpli; puppy chow; cheese and cracker spread; whole grain bread, butter, and preserves; mixed nuts; Italian sausage sandwiches

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Hidden Figures

Our book for March 2017 is Hidden Figures by Margo Lee Shetterly. It is a "Judy Pick."

Menu: Lebanon bologna; summer sausage; cheese and crackers; sliders, with cheese; dark chocolate souffle with raspberries; chicken salad with homemade rolls; cheese dip and pita chips; cheese and cracker spread; homemade apple pie; mixed nuts; lemon-raspberry cornbread

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Born a Crime

Our book for February 2017 is Born a Crime by Trevor Noah. It is a "Mark F. Pick."

*2017 Food For Thought Pick

Menu: Lebanon bologna, summer sausage, cheese and crackers; sliders, with cheese; dark chocolate souffle with raspberries; chicken salad with homemade rolls; cheese dip and pita chips; cheese and cracker spread; apple pie; mixed nuts; lemon-raspberry cornbread.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Lazarus

Our book for January 2017 is Lazarus by Morris West. It is a "Mark M. Pick."

Menu: spinach artichoke dip; smoky gouda dip and pita chips; lemony white bean bruschetta and bread; Italian tangy beef with homemade rolls; hot dogs and sauerkraut

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Sunday, January 1, 2017

2016 Book List

JANUARY

Our book for January 2016 is Call the Nurse by Mary J. MacCleod. It is a "Sherry Pick."

(Menu combined with February selection)

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FEBRUARY

Our book for February 2016 is Brooklyn by Colm Toibin. It is a "Karen Pick."

*2016 Food for Thought Pick

Menu: Middle Eastern desserts; Irish potato soup and Italian bread; mozzarella bites; Irish cheddar and Dubliner cheeses with crackers; fresh fruit tray; mixed nuts; Scottish shortbread with chocolate "drizzle"; Italian bread with herb butter; New York style cheesecake; chocolate chip oat cookies

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MARCH

Our book for March 2016 is Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carré. It is a "Mark M. Pick."

Menu: cocktail tray of cheeses, biscuits, and fruits; razzleberry pie; pizza balls; lime bars;  triple chocolate brownies; chocolate mint cake

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APRIL

Our book for April 2016 is So, Anyway . . . by John Cleese. It is a "Pat K. Pick."

(Menu combined with May selection)

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MAY


Our book for May 2016 is Coal River by Ellen Marie Wiseman. It is a "Judy Pick."

Menu: strawberry angel food cake dessert; red beet eggs and beets; fruit selection with dip; cheese cubes; assorted tea sandwiches; strawberry angel food cake dessert (two is always better than one); deviled eggs--olive and guacamole; coal-inspired treats (chocolate sunflower seeds, chocolate wafers, peach penguin gummies, and licorice wheels); fruits and nuts; apple pie bites

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JUNE

Our book for June 2016 is Peace Like a River by Leif Enger. It is a "Pat M. Pick."

Menu: hearty vegetable bean soup; barbecue little smokies with peaches; Swedish meatballs; peach pie; cinnamon rolls; Raisinettes; (don't call them sticky buns) North Dakota caramel rolls; tiramisu cake; cheese and crackers; apple pie; salmon; nuts; cinnamon rolls

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JULY


Our book for July 2016 is Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. It is a "Stacy Pick."

*2016 Food for Thought Pick

Menu: eclairs; pumpkin pasties; cucumber sandwiches; zucchini-carrot cake; crackers with cream cheese and jams (tart cherry and peach); nuts; cucumber finger sandwiches

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AUGUST

Our book for August 2016 is The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel. It is a "Mark F. Pick."

Menu: banana split layered dessert; Portuguese steak; chicken piri piri; French bread with olive tapanade; home-grown tomatoes; pesto brie with pita chips; garden tomatoes and fresh mozzarella; green olives; banana splits; spinach artichoke dip

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SEPTEMBER

Our book for September 2016 is I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson. It is a "Kate Pick."

Menu: Cheerios treats; lemon meringue pie; donut holes; veggie pizza on cauliflower crust; baked chocolate donuts; pumpkin tea cakes; sun-shaped veggie tray and dips; yogurt fruit salad; crackers with Edam cheese and summer sausage; mixed nuts; sand pudding

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OCTOBER

Our book for October 2016 is Master and Commander by Patrick O'Brian. It is a "Ron Pick."

Menu (combined with November selection): pumpkin bread and cream cheese; Spanish olives and cheese; "not-quiche" egg entree; apple pie; citrus salad; ham and cheese platter; cheese and crackers; turkey kielbasa; mixed nuts; (meat) cannonballs

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NOVEMBER

Our book for November 2016 is And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie. It is an "Angie Pick."

Menu (combined with October selection): pumpkin bread and cream cheese; Spanish olives and cheese; "not-quiche" egg entree; apple pie; citrus salad; ham and cheese platter; cheese and crackers; turkey kielbasa; mixed nuts; (meat) cannonballs

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