This theme this time for our Cooking Club was originally: American Regional Cooking, Great Lakes Region.
Sally and Paul were our hosts.
They are Wisconsin born and bred and they thought it would be fun to go the
Supper Club route.
Supper clubs are so old they are popular again!
We tried the best we could!
We did a bit of research and what we really found out is:
WE ALL WANT TO GO ON A ROAD TRIP TO CHECK OUT WISCONSIN
Sally found this on the Wisconsin Supper Clubs website:
So... how did our hosts do?
They greeted us warmly (but forgot to ask about our family)
A relish tray was the first thing that graced the table
We had Brandy Old-Fashioneds
They did NOT bring warm cinnamon rolls or sticky buns to eat with our salads.
(they seriously thought about it tho)
Our non-steak/prime rib DID include a Fish Fry (no liver and onions tho, but that's okay)
Our waitress (Sally) DID tell us that the most popular dessert is a liquor spiked ice-cream drink.
And all the rest!
We didn't have the TV on a Packers game THIS time, but the last Cooking Club? We had the TV on for the Packers and Seahawks game---in another room so we could check the score--and we had a Packer fan and a Seahawk fan in the same room!
We all have SO MUCH FUN!
Just talking food and being silly.
Yes! (more on that later)
Paul made a "Supper Club" sign!
We were the North Woods Supper Club.
NOTICE IT'S PLACEMENT ABOVE THE ENTRANCE TO THE KITCHEN.
In my research, there were only 5 things served at Supper Clubs as appetizers.
ONLY 5 things EVER!
Fried Cheese curds
Beer Cheese spread
I went with the classic shrimp cocktail.
Shelly kept us on Supper Club track with an iceberg lettuce wedge.
Blue Cheese Dressing and bacon bits to boot!
Shelly is the permanent substitute to our Cooking club. She and Lorin fill in when someone is gone.
This is our 4th cooking club and Shelly's 3rd.
(We missed April and Doug)
So much fun and laughter was going on, that I forgot to get pics of the
HOT DISH brought by Gina-- Tater Tot Casserole
and the other HOT DISH made by Sally-- a brat and potato beer dish
Did I forget to mention we had a Supper Club Cat?
She joined us for dinner.
The lovely Supper Club meal was finished off with Apple Pie by Debbie.
Apple Pie is my favorite dessert of all time!
Supper Clubs normally have:
a liquor spiked ice cream drink
Remember I said silly?
Well, after dinner, when we were having pie and coffee (some of us were still working on our old-fashion), we brought out the cigarettes.
The CANDY cigarettes!
Thanks Sally and Paul for hosting such a fun evening.
By the way--Sally was voted the most awkward cigarette holding person ever!
Paul on the other hand?
Debbie E. looked kinda natural too.
When she saw this picture she said "I look exactly like my mom"
Gina won 2nd place (or maybe tied with first) on awkward cigarette holding.
The Handyman and Shelly?
Look pretty at ease there.
Phyllis had had enough!
Food, fun and friends!
It was a great evening.
Much fun for us FOODIES.
Next month the theme is:
It Should be fun.
Cooking Club #1 Meals your mom used to make
Cooking Club #2 Cajun Cooking
Cooking Club #3 -Let's all go to Hawaii