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."

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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."

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."

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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Monday, August 29, 2016

And Then There Were None

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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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Master and Commander

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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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

I'll Give You the Sun

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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The High Mountains of Portugal

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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Rebecca


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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Monday, May 16, 2016

Peace Like a River

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

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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Coal River


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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Friday, April 1, 2016

So, Anyway . . .

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

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

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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Monday, February 1, 2016

Brooklyn

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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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Call the Nurse

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

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2015 Book List

JANUARY

Our book for January 2015 is One Summer, by Bill Bryson. It is a "Karen Pick."

Menu: Midnight Lunch Tray; hot dogs in liberty cabbage; apple pie; cheese and crackers; nuts; veggie pizza; Baby Ruth brownies; chocolate-covered fruits; sandwiches

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FEBRUARY



Our book for February 2015 is Concluding, by Henry Green. It is a "Ron Pick."

Menu: mini multigrain crackers, fresh mozzarella cheese, muenster cheese, mustard condiment, manzanilla olives, roast pork loin, crackers, havarti dill cheese, blueberry and chocolate chip scones with raspberry jam and butter, mixed nuts, homemade rolls, tender roasted beef, twice-baked potatoes, horseradish sauce, chocolate cake with peanut butter icing, dried green beans, dried peas, wasabi peas, guacamole chips, and spearmint leaves candy



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MARCH



Our book for March 2015 is Garden of Beasts, by Jeffrey Deaver. It is a "Dave Pick."

Menu: Hungarian goulash; multi-grain bread; "garden fresh" veggie tray and fresh fruits; "Axis sausages;" various cheeses and crackers; spinach-kale chips; mixed nuts; Linzer torte with whipped cream; Knoedel (German dumplings); German chocolate cake

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APRIL


Our book for April 2015 is Lila,  by Marilynne Robinson. It is a "Mark M. Pick."

Menu: lemon sponge pie; "catfish bites," creamy sriracha sauce, and homemade tartar sauce; gingerbread with whipped cream; pickled vegetables; fresh fruit tart; apple crisp with whipped cream

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MAY



Our book for May 2015 is How We Got to Now,  by Steven Johnson. It is a "Pat M. Pick."

Menu: watermelon sherbet; Portuguese chourico; ice cream roll cake; lime-blueberry muffins; bite-sized chicken pot pies; crackers and cheese assortment; chocolate-dusted peanuts; pecan nougat; vegetable pate; stuffed peppers; coconut cream pie; and lemon meringue pie

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JUNE



Our book for June 2015 is All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven. It is a "Kate Pick."

*2015 FOOD FOR THOUGHT PICK

Menu: beans and rice with apple turkey sausage; pepperoni cheese pizza rolls with dipping sauce; brown butter chocolate chip cookies; selection of chocolates;  Havarti dill cheese and various crackers; kielbasa; mixed nuts; corn dogs; corn muffins; pretzel dogs; funeral potatoes; little smokies with peaches (combined menu with The Graveyard Book)

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JULY



Our book for July 2015 is The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. It is a "Mark F. Pick."

*2015 FOOD FOR THOUGHT PICK

Menu: beans and rice with apple turkey sausage; pepperoni cheese pizza rolls with dipping sauce; brown butter chocolate chip cookies; selection of chocolates;  Havarti dill cheese and various crackers; kielbasa; mixed nuts; corn dogs; corn muffins; pretzel dogs; funeral potatoes; little smokies with peaches (combined menu with All The Bright Places)

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AUGUST



Our book for August 2015 is The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin. It is a "Sherry Pick."

Menu: chips and pineapple salsa; brownie selection; Cajun shrimp; shrimp cocktail; birthday cake; nuts; French pastries; cheesecake

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SEPTEMBER



Our book for September 2015 is The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks. It is a "Stacy Pick."

Menu: assorted bagels and flavored cream cheeses; yellow pepper spread with cream cheese and crackers; pumpkin pie and whipped cream; peach cobbler and ice cream

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OCTOBER



Our book for October 2015 is The September Society by Charles Finch. It is a "Pat K. Pick."

Menu: tea sandwiches; scones with cream cheese and preserves; chana masala with spinach and aromatic basmati rice; roast beef and roast chicken sandwiches with horseradish spread; grapes; the nuts; chicken salad and roast beef sandwiches; Boodle's Orange Fool; English tea biscuits and preserves

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NOVEMBER


Our book for November 2015 is The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown. It is a "Judy Pick."

Menu: olive penguins with cheese and crackers; German chocolate cake; cranberry and brie boats; assorted sausages and cheeses with crackers; veggies with dip; apple pie; nuts; Congo bars; banana cream pie; boys in the boat appetizer

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