May 2016: Goal #3

My friends and I get together every few months as a group for something we call ‘Pot Luck Dinner Club’. One couple (or pair of friends) hosts the dinner, and they get to pick the theme of the food that everyone is to bring. We’ve also started dressing up to suit the theme, which has made things a lot more interesting. This month’s Pot Luck Dinner Club was “Medieval”. Everyone’s costumes were amazing, and hosts Lauren and Joel went above and beyond with decorating for the theme. Lauren researched and printed out everyone’s family crest to hang on the wall, and Joel built some wooden shackles (which ended up being the cause of many laughs throughout the evening).

The food was just as excellent – roast pork, beef stew, homemade loaves of bread (passed around and torn apart at the table), meat and cheese platters, roast pumpkin and brussel sprouts, with poached pears and an apple and rhubarb pie for dessert. So that’s one of my goals crossed off for the month! And it looks like we’ll be hosting the next dinner party, so you’ll probably see something similar pop up in my monthly goals in July. Any ideas for a theme?