Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Food Ideas for "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" {by Jules Verne}


This month we read, "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" by Jules Verne. 



Bethany was our moderator and we all couldn't wait to see what she would do to make this night amazing! The last book she moderated was our Halloween book "The Haunting of Hill House" by Shirley Jackson, it was such an amazing night! 


Our seafood inspired menu:


Up first...{Drinks}

drinks

drinks

The drink sign ups said "any blue drink" so our newest book club member Cami signed up and didn't disappoint us with this yummy drink she created which consisted of: Sprite, as the base with some blue food coloring, a little bit of coconut syrup and a dash of lime juice.  She also took Swedish fish and froze them to put into the pitcher. Love it Cami!

{Sides and Salads}
There were lots of delicious side dishes and salads so let's get talkin' about them!


Of course we had to have shrimp cocktail with sauce, crab cakes (and some vegetarian variety zucchini cakes), and this delicious Sea Cucumber Salad. Summer is going to do a Delicious Dish post on this salad next week so be sure to come back and check it out.

Shrimp Cocktail

Cucumber Salad

Crab Cakes

Fruit Salad

Brooke put together this delicious fruit salad. She used blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and red grapes mixed with 8 T cream cheese, 2 C of greek yogurt, 4 T agave and the crunch of 1 1/2 C of grape nuts.


Strips of dried seaweed for people to try if they dared! 
(You can find these at Costco and Trader Joes)


The sea shell pasta couldn't have felt more at home and we can never go without our fresh veggies and dip!

{Main Dish}
We had Clam Chowder with oyster crackers and Tuna Croissant Sandwiches

Clam Chowder

{Desserts}
We were all blown away by the beautiful desserts, they were almost to pretty to eat!
ALMOST.

Sand Dollar Sugar Cookies

Kate made this amazing sand dollar sugar cookies. Then she put them on a bed of crushed up graham crackers to mimic a beach, which was the perfect touch. 

Macaroons

These macaroons held a little surprise edible pearl inside. 
The edible pearls are these Sixlet candies with a pearl coating.

Sixlet Candies

Sea Sponge Cake

Angie made this divine "Sea Sponge" Dessert Cake. It turned out picture perfect and it was divine!


As always, the food was perfect and Bethany came up with the perfect menu for this book club meeting. It's always fun to see the creative way she moderates the books she picks. It was such a treat to go to book club that night. 
THANK YOU BETHANY!

Thank you Kate for hosting book club at your beautiful home. We love you.

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I hope this gave you some good food ideas for your own
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Book Club

Check back soon for the rest of the fun we had that night.

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