Welcome to our first Supper Club dinner. I’m excited to share our evening with you.
First I would like to introduce to you our hostess.
Debbie is my friend and co-worker. She was so gracious when we told her we were forming a supper club and she was in it. Not only did we sign her up, we assigned the first event to be held at her house!
Thank You Debbi! You really are the Hostess with the Mostess!
Sooo... whats on the menu?
Check it out!
Cilantro Shrimp Skewers with Tomatillo Dipping Sauce
Crab and Poblano Chili con Queso
Chicken Enchilada Suizas
Black Beans with Peppers and Tomatoes
Cinnamon Sugar Cookie Crisps
There are six of us in our club and we all take turns being the hostess. Each hostess holds the dinner at her home, and we try to give that person an easy dish. Then at each dinner party, we will decide on the menu for the next dinner.
To help us out with our menu planning, we are cooking from the cookbook, Friends At The Table by Debi Shawcross. It’s a beautiful book, divided up into the four seasons with about 6 different menus for each season. One we all agree on a menu,we put everyone’s name in a hat and pull out a name for each dish. In the case that there is only 5 dishes in a certain menu, then the sixth person brings the drinks. And we all bring a Tupperware type dish for leftovers!
This is Michelle.
She’s my boss.
But she’s more of a friend, then a boss!
We got the party started with a beer while we waited for the whole gang to arrive.
It didn’t take us long and we were diving into the appetizers.
We started with the Cilantro Shrimp Skewers with Tomatillo Dipping Sauce made by yours truly! I made the sauce the night before and it was so easy. I had to blanch the tomatillos, but then you put everything into the food processor and give it a whirl. Too easy and so tasty!
Our second appetizer was this Crab and Poblano Chili con Queso served with blue tortilla chips.
This was made by the lovely Michelle.
A dip with roasted poblano peppers, crab, Jack cheese and cream flavored with onions and garlic.
Michelle and I ate the leftovers the next night while reviewing a bottle of wine!
See these flowers?
And these flowers?
Well, I’d like to introduce you to Carolyn, seen here brainstorming over the next menu with Michelle.
Carolyn brought huge bouquets for each of us from her garden. Carolyn has a knack with flower arraignments and is always more then generous with her flowers.
What a way to start a party!
And Carolyn brought the main dish,
Chicken Enchilada Suizas.
Seasoned chicken is stuffed inside tortillas, smothered in a homemade sauce, topped with Jack cheese. And if that wasn’t enough, whipping cream is poured right over the top of this casserole before baking, making this one sinful dish.
The enchiladas were served with two different side dishes, this one being Yellow Rice.
The rice is colored by frying annatto seeds till the oil is a dark orange. Then you discard the seeds and continue with the rice and you get this beautiful yellow color. I was not familiar with this particular seed but it was sure fun learning about it.
The rice was prepared by Jennifer.
Above is Jennifer, Carolyn, and Michelle
The second side was Black Beans with Peppers and Tomatoes. A healthy dish packed full of flavor with onions, garlic, and cilantro, this is a crowd pleaser. Lindsey, Debbie’s daughter and the youngest in our group, was in charge of this dish and did a fabulous job. Unfortunately, I didn’t get a picture of our beautiful Lindsey. Next time, I promise
No supper club would be complete without dessert!
Debbie made these Cinnamon Sugar Cookie Crisps. They weren’t crispy as the name would suggest, but the sugar coating on them was crispy. And delicious!
Debbie served these with fresh berries, ice cream, and whipped cream.
A perfect ending to a perfect meal!
I hope you enjoyed our Supper Club as much as we did.
Our next dinner isn’t until the end of July, so you’ll have to wait and see what’s cookin then!
But I think your gonna like it!
All of these recipes are in Debi Shawcross’s new cookbook Friends At The Table The Ultimate Supper Club Cookbook.
Disclaimer: I did not recieved any compensation for mentioning this book or using it’s recipe. I just really like the cookbook and think it’s a great buy. I bought my own copy and I even bought an extra copy as a gift.