Everyone wanted to come to the January Book Club because they wanted to discuss the book! That was definitely a first in the history of our gatherings and we changed the date so that everyone had enough time to finish the book and be able to participate in the discussion. I know you must be dying to know what got eleven ladies reading, so I will not wait until the end of the post to tell you what we read.
For January we read: The Light Between Oceans: A Novel by M.L. Stedman
While we discussed the moral issues presented in the book and the deep underlining meanings, we ate the most delicious meal prepared by Lisa. We had Bucatini all’Amatriciana with homemade meatballs and a huge green salad. I will be making the meatballs this weekend and starting on next months book… Happy Long Weekend!
Lisa’s recipe notes for the Bucatini all’Amatriciana : Cook the pancetta in the pan first until crispy, remove with a slotted spoon and set aside. Cook the onions next in the pancetta drippings and then add back the cooked pancetta. Proceed with recipe as written. Use your hands to squish up the tomatoes and be sure to add the liquids from the can to your sauce