Almost every book chosen through the years has been a great read sparking good discussions. That said, food is always involved and it is always excellent!! We all take turns hosting. Often, the book will suggest a theme. Muse Cindy treated us to an asian setting that was perfect for our dinner. I wish I had thought to take a photo of the entire table.
Delicate and beautiful, this teacup was ready for green tea.
Individual bowls of edamame--a perfect appetizer!
1 bag frozen edamame in the pod
1. In a pot large enough to hold the edamame, boil enough water to cover. Add 1 Tbsp salt.
2. Add edamame and cook for five minutes. Drain and sprinkle on more salt if desired.
I ate the entire bowl of cool, crisp cucumbers with chopsticks!
1 tsp salt
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
2 tsp white sugar
3 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
3 Tbsp soy sauce
1. Peel cucumbers and cut in half lengthwise. Scoop the seeds out and slice into bite-sized pieces. Transfer to a large bowl.
2. Mix together the salt, sugar, vinegar and soy sauce. Pour over the cucumbers and gently toss. Chill for several hours before serving, tossing occasionally.
The main course was juicy chicken bites served with rice and sesame green beans. I was so eager to lay down my chopsticks and pick up a fork, so as not to miss a single bite, that I forgot to get any photos!!
I'll share the recipe for the delightful dish of dessert later.
Thank you, Cindy, for a lively discussion and a lovely meal!