Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Cooking Club - Month 2

We had our second cooking club dinner last night, and it was fabulous! The hostess chose a Tex-Mex theme, so what's not to love? Comforting and filling, the meal was excellent.

Our book for this year is Tables of Content from the Jr. League of Birmingham. Last night, we had an appetizer of Caribbean Salsa (p. 59), followed by Tortilla Soup (p. 164), and then Enchilada Casserole (p. 188), Black Bean Tart (p.254), Tomato Rice (p. 145), Mexican Corn Bread (p.129), Mocha Cake (p. 295), and White Sangria (p. 77).

I completely forgot to take a picture of the main meal or of the beautiful centerpiece. It was a fabulous meal, and all of the dishes are ones I'll make in the future. The soup and the tart were hearty enough to stand alone as lighter meals on their own, and the Caribbean Salsa will probably replace my usual trusty Dixie Caviar. It had a very crisp, clean, and refreshing taste to it. I liked the tomato rice a lot as well, and might even take the same recipe and translate it to couscous.

Next month's theme is Brunch! My favorite meal!

As an aside, the next time you're searching for a new cookbook, don't forget about those published by various Junior Leagues. I've never met a JL cookbook I didn't like, and you can know that proceeds are going towards strengthening that community. It's a win-win!

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