It’s true, I’m getting old. The first sign was when I realized some of the clothes I wear to work are the same clothes I wear when I go out. Another sign is my excitement surrounding Recipe Club. I hosted over the weekend and used my china, which caused even more excitement and is probably advancing the aging process.
I can’t take credit for coming up with the concept, I may not be a founding member but I am an avid participant and for the purpose of this post that is good enough.
How to Start a Recipe Club/ Recipe Club Rules
- You must bring copies of 3 new recipes to every meeting.
- The recipe should be something you have made and enjoyed (the goal here is to impress, don’t bring a chocolate chip cookie recipe unless it is laced with crack or gold).
- Make one of your recipes and bring it to Recipe Club when we meet.
At the time of inception we brought 5 recipes each but the piles of things we wanted to make that others brought started multiplying quickly so we switched it up to 3. We meet in the even numbered months and typically have 6-8 people. We rotate who hosts and meet at a restaurant at Christmas and do a $25 grab bag.
Recipe Club inspired my menu for the next two weeks:
Crockpot Tomato Basil Soup with Grilled Cheese
Rotisserie Chicken with Tomato Cucumber Salad and Baked Potatoes
Cook’s Illustrated Pasta cooked in Wine and Greek Salad
Zucchini Soup with Arugula Salad and Rolls
Artichoke Chicken with Au Gratin Spaghetti Squash
BLT’s and Sweet Potato Fries
Homemade Pizza with Spring Mix Salad
Lemon Sage Chicken with Green Beans & Rice
Linguine with Shrimp and Lemon Oil