Our dinner group met for a lovely summer evening recently. The menu theme was Thai inspired food and was delicious. Along with the fun of regular socializing with a group of good friends, the pleasure of trying new recipes can’t be beat. Our dinner group gatherings have forced me to try new recipes and dishes that are completely different from my regular, go-to meals.
The menu consisted of appetizers, lettuce wraps, and dessert. The wraps were made from red-leaf lettuce with lots of vegetables and sauces. The grilled chicken had a wonderful turmeric flavor.
The weather was agreeable and we enjoyed an evening fire in a re-purposed wheel-barrow. The wheel barrow (whose name is Lil’ Rusty) used to be ours but we passed it on when we acquired a “new” and improved model for ourselves. Our “new” model came from a garage sale, of course. The wheel barrow had been lined with fire bricks before using as a camp-fire vessel.
A very lovely evening. Friends, food, fun, and frugal entertaining – very Go Gingham!
What was your favorite gathering this summer? Are you interested in starting a dinner group or supper club?
Go Gingham related links:
How to organize a dinner group – why not start one? It’s frugal, fancy & fun!
Last summer’s dinner group gather is here and the appetizer we brought is here
Our dinner group followed Bon Appetit’s menu last fall
The last time we hosted diner group – in between decorating seasons
Dinner group in spring – well, it felt like winter
The appetizer – white bean dip – brought for dinner group
4 thoughts on “Dinner Group Gathering”
I love the idea of a dinner group and would really like to get one going this Fall! Seems like a good time to start! Do you include the kids or it is just adults?
Hi Annie! Just adults…I think we all spend enough time making sure our kids are having fun so this group is a time for adults to have fun. Parents need to have a good time, too, right????
Hey Sara! Found your blog from Katy’s @ nonconsumer. Love your blog, went and started at the beginning, and have really enjoyed what you’ve had to say and have copied a few recipes as I am always looking to eat healthy.
Why I posted a comment now was to say I love this dinner group idea and would love to start one up. We have a large group of couple friends though and I feel if we leave someone out there would be hurt feelings and if we include everyone there is just too many. A good dilemma to have hey…..lots of friends!!! Will have to ponder this some more and come up with a plan.
I hope you see this I know it’s an older post!!
You are lucky to have the problem of too many friends!! Here’s what I would do….have a potluck dinner party and invite the people you’d like to have in the group. Share your idea, schedule, etc. and see who’s interested. It may be that folks are too busy or can’t commit to a regular get together and then you don’t have to choose – they get to.
My bunko group used to have a dinner group component and only on a few occasions did we have 20+ people there. It was crowded but it was fun, too. I’d love to hear how it turns out!
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