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09-07-2003, 07:13 AM
HEY THERE, JUST REGISTERED TO THIS WEBSITE ETC. WE ARE IN WINDSOR ONTARIO (EIGHT PEOPLE - 4 COUPLES) WHO HAVE FORMED A SUPPER CLUB OVER THE PAST YEAR. IF ANYONE OUT THERE IS THINKING OF IT.... I HIGHLY RECOMMEND. GOOD FOOD, GOOD DRINKS, BUT MOST OF ALL HAVE MADE EXCELLENT NEW FRIENDS!!!
09-15-2003, 06:45 AM
great supper club this month!!! Our host and hostess treated us to an evening moroccan style....
they had converted thier carport into a morrocan retaurant by having fabric hung from the front and sides of the carport. There was a low table to all sit around and large cushions on the ground.
The food was as fabulous as the preparation. Some of the menu items were:
a watermelon salad
lamb (slow roasted, very tasty)
pita and babaghanoush
if anyone is interested I can have our hostess pass along some ideas or recipes.
talk to ya later...
word on the street is that our next supper club is going to be a candelit fall picnic but i'll let you all know.
10-23-2003, 06:48 AM
WELL OUR HOST AND HOSTESS CANNED THE PICNIC IDEA DUE TO BAD WEATHER AND PLANNED A MEXICAN FIESTA. IT WAS OUR USUAL SUSPECTS IN ATTENDANCE (THE EIGHT OF US)AND A SPECIAL GUEST. OUR HOSTESS WAS NICE ENOUGH TO INCLUDE MY SISTER WHO WAS VISITING FROM OUT OF TOWN.
MENU STARTED WITH SOME HOMEMADE SALSA, BLUE NACHO CHIPS, JALEPENO PEPPER JELLY AND MARGARITA'S (THIS KEPT THE GUESTS AT BAY WHILE OUR HOST AND HOSTESS BROUGHT THE MEAL TOGETHER) VERY YUMMY!!
STARTED WITH BAKED TOMATOES STUFFED WITH CORN, A REAL HIT, AND MOVED ON TO A TRADITIONAL SPANISH STYLE RICE & CHICKEN FAJITA'S WITH ALL THE FIXIN'S. ROUNDED OUT NICELY WITH A HARVEST APPLE CRISP. IT WAS A VERY BIG SUCCESS, AND ONCE AGAIN IT WAS A GREAT TIME TO SPEND WITH FRIENDS.
SOMBRERO'S OFF FOR OCTOBERS CLUB!!
TENATIVE DATE IS NOV 22 AND THEME IS NEW ORLEANS/CAJUN COOKIN... WE WILL KEEP YOU POSTED AS TO HOW IT COMES TO THE PLATE. BUT IF ANYONE HAS ANY IDEAS..... HELP ME OUT. (IT'S AT MY HOUSE)
11-26-2003, 10:20 AM
Supper club Sat Nov 22/03
New Orleans Themed Dinner.
Everything went well, better than expected what with six guests plus dh and I and all new recipes. Our table looked awesome (kids helped to decorate) with masks, beads, dubloons and a very colorful tablecloth. One of our group members sent over two hurricane glasses from Pat O'Briens that served as awesome centrepieces.
chicken, shrimp and sausage gumbo (made by dh with no help at all he even insisted on doing his own grocery shopping!!) very good
creole black beans and rice
savoury artichoke chicken
bread pudding with whiskey sauce
pecan pralines (turned out extra good)
and to drink... Hurricanes (of course)
I was especially pleased with this dinner party. Our guests were mosts gracious. The funniest moment: planned to serve traditional hush puppies as the bread/starchy portion. Made up dough in advance and just before dinner started frying according to recipe directions. Not only did they not turn out at all (thankfully I had planned ahead for at least something to fail and had lots of food) but they smelled really funny when they were cooking (kind of like fishy but ironically no fish or meat in them at all) I did do the obligatory taste test in the kitchen with dh but a quick tounge scraping was in order to get all of the horrible ick out of my mouth. Needless to say (aside from being caught by a dinner guest who I am sure would not try anything that made me make a face like I did) we threw the whole batch out, had a laugh, and chalked it up to a good experience.
December is our cocktail party - each couple will bring some appetizers and drinks and just visit... nothing too stressful, just celebrating the holidays with our "foodie" friends. One of the girls has organized a cooking/kitchen themed secret santa.
I'll let you know what I get in my next post.
12-15-2003, 06:38 PM
Very Festive meeting this month...
Our host and hostess had the house decorated and the all the festivities in motion
french bread with herbed goat cheese
all the pastries and deserts including a lemon poppyseed cake
and champagne cocktails
first couple brought
bacon wrapped water chestnuts
and spiced rum eggnog
another couple (along with two friends)
crudites with dip
mimosa's with amaretto
DH and I brought:
grasshoppers to drink
fun was the theme tonight and it was great to sit and visit with all our friends. Next supper club is January and time will tell what the theme and menu are. I will keep you posted.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!
02-25-2004, 09:57 AM
A most excellent experience!! Our hostess really did her homework and put in lots of kitchen time to boot. A friend of hers adopted three little girls from China, so she was a great resource of ideas for decor and menu planning.
Shrimp dumpling soup (handmade): delicious
both with an array of dipping sauces (wasabi, peanut, soy)
Shrimp rice paper packets: A real treat
Wasabi crusted Salmon (dec CL): turned out perfectly
Spicy Mushrooms: hostess tip: all the different kinds of mushrooms were expensive and their flavour was not really highlighted in this dish. Would make again but would only use one kind of mushroom
Chinese 5-Spice Chicken rice: Hostess not happy with this dish (felt there was too much tumeric flavour)
Marinated Bean Sprout and Pepper Salad: an Excellent salad, Easy and a great crowd pleaser. Loved the crunch of the Water Chestnuts
Dessert: Chinese Custard Tarts (served with field berries and Ice Cream) good flavour and a nice traditional way to end the meal.
Drink was Saki and Tsing Tao beer.
All in all this was an experience. There were large paper lanterns and fans in the windows, little candles at each place setting, cool oriental dinnerware, chopsticks, napkins folded like fans, and the list goes on. Hats off to our Chefs. One member made mention that this supper club "raises the bar" for our future endeavors. Looking forward to next month already!!!
05-11-2004, 02:17 PM
The date was set as close to Cinco de Mayo as was convenient for everyone. The dinner and evening was a blast. Nothing not expected of our wonderful host and hostess.
Shrimp Ceviche (excellent taste and presentation)
Blue corn chips and a great corn and black bean salsa. Our hostess did a great job on this.... Only problem is I couldn't stop eating it.
Enchilada's (but our host kept calling them Empanada's (and coke) have you seen that commercial....Tito)
Chocolate Almond Cake with a Tangerine Sauce.
Everything was great. The host downloaded some traditional music (including Mexico's national anthem) with Cheech and Chong in between Tracks. It was fun. One of our couple's also announced the impending birth of their first child.
Truly a good celebration night.
05-11-2004, 02:24 PM
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