This week, I hosted my Book Club for dinner.
It's a wonderful time of year to host
because we can have dinner out on the porch.
You may remember last year's Book Club post-
I love to do something special for these ladies
and they are always so wonderful and appreciative.
We could actually have fun together in a dark basement
but this is so much better...
The table was set
with my Grandma Evie's Rose Chintz china.
(You can read about it here)
and some pretty pink glassware.
I used this asparagus platter and tongs that I found at the Flea Market.
The flowers are from my garden...
Things are not as far along as they were last year, so none of Alice's peonies...
Weren't these gorgeous?
Chardonnay from Blustone
Tossed Salad with Dried Cherries, Sliced Almonds and Goat Cheese
Just click on the highlighted links above for the recipes.
The Kabobs were grilled to perfection by Mr. Grand.
These were so simple to make and so delicious.
I found the recipe on Allrecipes.com, one of my go-to websites for recipes and ideas.
It had so many fantastic reviews, I thought I couldn't go wrong.
And I didn't! This recipe is a real keeper.
The Rice Pilaf was baked in the oven instead of cooked on the stovetop.
I added some diced carrots for color.
It was easy and tasty and went well with the chicken.
To make the Asparagus, I sprinkled it with kosher salt and roasted it for 8-10 minutes at 425*.
It's done when you can easily pierce the ends with a fork.
Simple and so springy!
You may recall this Tiramisu Cake from a recent post I wrote:
I couldn't wait to make it again, but this time I grated dark chocolate on top
and it looked a little more elegant.
It was a wonderful way to spend an evening
with such good friends and great conversation.
And the peonies should be blooming soon...
Pink Saturday at How Sweet The Sound