As I often say about my monthly book club, we love to discuss the book, but sometimes the discussion becomes secondary to the wonderful food our hostess prepares and the wonderful company of friends.
We started our fall themed meal with a special drink and toast to the evening and each other. This festive drink - Mulled Apple Cider Cocktail - was beautifully presented in champagne flutes with chopped apple as a garnish. It was a delicious blend of cider, spices and champagne. For the recipe visit the Food Network Magazine here.
Our main dish was a comforting cassolouet, served next to a pretty apple salad. The cassolouet was so good and the perfect dish for a cool fall night. We enjoyed its flavors of chicken and sausage, all topped with a cornbread crust.
And for dessert - chocolate! There was a beautiful checkerboard cake with chocolate ganache on top. So pretty and hard to resist.
I will be hosting Book Club in November - I need to begin to plan a special menu for my book club friends :-)
Have a great fall weekend!