This month was my turn to host our book club. With a group of girls coming over, I thought about a meal that would be linked with the book we had just read.
The book was The Corrections, by Jonathan Franzen. The story revolves around a Midwestern family, who now lives in different states. The book is told from all points of view- the parents and the children. All three children have fled from home to settle on the East Coast, and separate themselves from their parents.
Unfortunately, there wasn’t too much mention of food through the book, so I decided to think about “all-american” meals which I could serve. Since we don’t have a grill, I decided to take a bit of a spin on some of the foods.
Be on the lookout for all of these recipes throughout this week!
The Corrections Book Club Menu
Cantaloupe Agua Fresca
veggies (peppers, cucumbers, celery)
Vegetable Potato Salad
Potato Salad with Dill and Chives
Corn & Black Bean Burger
Vegetarian Sloppy Joes
fruit (watermelon & grapes)
These are other recipes which I have done for our book club: Samosa Casserole, Apple Cake with Cinnamon Crumble Top, Beef in Tomato Sauce, Spicy Peanut Brittle, Beef & Rice Stuffed Zucchini, Golden Red Lentil Soup, and Coconut Macaroons with Chocolate!
That’s one of the best books I read last year – Freedom is fantastic, too. And that sounds like a perfect menu, too – very “all American”!
I think I liked Freedom a bit better, but he’s a great writer- so I definitely enjoyed it! I try to do themes for book club, makes it a bit more fun & gives me a chance to think it through!
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