June Cooking Club

Have you ever been in a cooking club?  Me either, until now.  My friend from our Journey Group (aka Bible Study) went to a conference where the author of the book Bread and Wine, Shauna Niequist, talked about cooking clubs.  Inspired, Annie decided to start a cooking club and I am lucky enough to be a part of it.  (Annie blogged about it here.)  Our group consists of eight ladies and we meet once a month to cook, eat, and laugh together. 

Our first cooking club happened in June and gosh, I didn't know it would be this much fun!  Our 'theme' was 'summertime/Rachael's birthday' and it was a blast!  The menu included smoked salmon, rice, fruit kabobs, stuffed mushrooms, strawberry salad, chocolate covered strawberries, angel food cake, and of course wine.  It was all delicious.  I brought the strawberry salad.  I included the recipe in this post because I am obsessed with it!  I hope you try it. 

i didn't get a good picture of the salad, but here it is!

Strawberry salad
6 cups fresh spinach
1 pint strawberries; sliced
1 avocado; diced
4 ounces crumbled goat cheese
1/4 cup sliced toasted almonds

Poppyseed Dressing
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup white vinegar
2 T honey
1 T poppyseeds

1.  Toss all ingredients into bowl and serve immediately.
2.  Whisk all ingredients for dressing in bowl and drizzle on the salad.

We sat around the table, told stories, and laughed a lot.  It was girl time at it's finest.  I am so thankful for this new 'club' and these women.  I can't wait until next month!

annie hosted this month...such a pretty table!

the ladies


  1. I LOVE the pictures you took! You have such an good eye for photography! Can't wait for July 9th!!

  2. Thanks, Annie! You're so sweet. July 9th is right around the corner...can't wait!


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