Last night was my first time hosting my book club meeting at my house. I was nervous to say the least. I spent a lot of the weekend cleaning my house and even recruited the boy to do some last minute touch ups before all my guests arrived. I'm a freak about having a clean house. And I like people to feel comfortable in my home, so I tend to go a little overboard with the party prep.
I also went a little overboard with the food.
Cherry White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies (homemade):
Mozzarella stuffed arancini (Trader Joe's):
Vegetable Plate (home cut, so much cheaper that way):
Pigs in a Blanket (Trader Joe's):
Unpictured were pita chips, along with all of the food my fellow book clubbers brought (a few trays of brownies, another batch of cookies, cheese and crackers, some pineapple salsa, etc.) We don't mess around. And there was also some wine, though I didn't have any, being a school night and all.
I love me a party! Our book this time was Both Ways is the Way I Want It by Maile Malloy.
It's a collection of short stories. As far as short stories go, the book was good, but short stories really are not my thing so I didn't love it. I did love the character development and the varied approach the author took in similar stories.
If you're a reader, what is your favorite genre? If you're not a reader, what is your favorite party food?