What's not to love about the color pink and pretty flowers in abundance? There is a drink called the Pink Penguin that is featured in the book we read and our hostess took that color and brought it to the forefront for our April book club. Her first question to me when I walked in was "Would you like a Pink Penguin?" and of course I said yes. It was a delicious mixture of pomegranate juice, vodka, lime juice and a Greek liquor and in the book is served on a cruise ship sailing to Antartica.
Our dinner, served on pretty pink, paisley place mats, was a delicious buffet meal of pork tenderloin, salmon, mashed sweet potatoes, garlic green beans and a kale and cabbage salad. The dessert was a spectacular and rich chocolate cake with chocolate ganache frosting. Once again, we were so spoiled by our hostess.
Since I was the hostess last month, I picked the book and lead the discussion. I had read Where'd You Go Bernadette last year and thought my book club would love its quirky humor. We had a really fun discussion and everyone seemed to really enjoy the book; especially its unique format. As I read this book for the second time to prepare for book club, I was aware that it was going to be adapted to the big screen (staring Cate Blanchett) and I couldn't help but think how funny many of the scenes would be.
Have a wonderful weekend.