This time of year is when friends and groups gather to show off their fine cooking and come together to enjoy each other's company. Both of us belong to book clubs, each one with different personalities (just like the two of us!). Added to his book club festivities this year was a book exchange with orders by the hostess for each person to bring one "good" book. Someone wasn't very pleased to take home a Paula Deen cookbook last year since this person is not what you'd call a butter-baby but a serious reader!
We did our part with Richard Russo and Richard Ford books which my book club had read. I brought home "Freedom" which I've already read but, oh well, I can pass it on. He now has "Me Talk Pretty One Day." We'll see where that leads. Now, to the important part: food.
By far the prettiest dish (and quite good) was Metty's Paella.
Lynda slaved over a hot oven (she told us) to make these delicious Roasted Vegetables
Diane won the chopping award for her Salad.
I contributed the Pork Tenderloins.
Part of the spread which also included a Squash Casserole and Baked Ziti. Desserts were hiding elsewhere.