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jayneeo
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Tonight's the big bash:
We call our book club "book and cook" because we go all out cooking dinner for 12 based on a meal from or in the style of the setting of the book we read that month.
And we all love to cook.
And we each only do it once a year.
This year I do Willa Cather's Song of the Lark....and I was stymied...I searched the book for a meal....they referred to dinner but didn't describe it much.....
I have cooked many Indian dinners, southern style, french, etc. and its been a blast. today I am doing "pioneer" food, or midwestern food. I am making deviled eggs, celery and carrots, radishes, and pickles for appetizers, (with wine) and oven fried chicken thighs with mashed japanese sweet potatoes, and a "mess o greens" (collards and kale cooked in a bit of water and butter) for entree and sides, and for dessert, apple crisp. I made it compliant for moi......because moi is the one who cares about such things. Now my napkins are all in the wash, and I need to find a really big tablecloth...wish me luck! (until next year!)

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this maybe belongs in cook right ....?
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Hmm . . . well, as a midwesterner, I can tell you our feasts used to have things like homemade creamed corn served over mashed potatoes like gravy. Definitely not good for most blood types, but very tasty all the same!

Roasted meats, vegetables baked in casseroles, and fruit desserts like deep dish pies and cobblers are all very appropriate and can be made at least semi-compliant.  Sounds like your dinner will be just right and delicious too. Please let us know how it went!


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Perhaps you could prepare New England food sometimes as Willa Cather came to Jaffrey, NH, in the fall, often, for respite and to write.  She is buried here and the inscription on her tombstone reads:

The truth and charity of her great
Spirit will live on in the work
Which is her enduring gift to her
Country and all its people.

"...that is happiness; to be dissolved
into something complete and great."
                From My Antonia
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thanks Brighid, and Newhampshiregirl...your quote really touched me deeply.
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ahhhh, I'm sitting here, full and tired, the guests have gone home....the meal was a huge success....I worked all day to get that meal on the table, but it was worth it! And, of course, I surely ate too much. Now.....to bounce back into a more  spartan regime.
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ahhhh, I'm sitting here, full and tired, the guests have gone home....the meal was a huge success....I worked all day to get that meal on the table, but it was worth it! And, of course, I surely ate too much. Now.....to bounce back into a more  spartan regime.


wow, how lovely!

need help with washing up?



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nice job!


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