Thursday, October 20, 2011
A Secret Garden Dinner Party
Instead of the usual Panera meeting, they met at a lady's house and had a dinner in keeping with the book. What to eat? Colin and Mary didn't eat all the fancy food in the big manor house; they were trying to keep their growing energy a secret from their caretakers. So, what did they eat? Dickon brought them roasted potatoes, wedges of cheese, crusty bread, and the like: hearty food. The book club decided to go with Dickon's inspiration and had beef stew, crusty bread, and salad. They did drink tea (I lobbied for rose hip tea in honor of the garden, but I don't know what they had).
That got me thinking: what other book/meals (or dish) combos can you think of? I know a few people out there in blog-land read this little blog.... What do you think? Megan has brought this up before, too.
Here are some to get you started--feel free to leave more in the comments!
Little Women: "blancmange" in honor of Jo carrying some over to Laurie all the time (it's really just a simple cornstarch thickened vanilla pudding)
Bedtime for Frances: cake!
Mile High Roarious Skittle Skat Angel Food Cake: a really big beautiful cake
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie: cookies