I know it's not just about the food (and the wine) but it's about equal to the book discussion.
It's been so long ago that I can't remember who brought what. I do remember that Susan brought the delicious bread and Beth brought the mushroom tart from Trader Joes. Maybe one of you book club members can remind me about the other two.
We all loved the book. It was about a young girl from Africa who stole away on a ship to England.
She spent quite a long time in a detention facility, escaped from there, found a couple who she had met on the beach in Africa during a horrendous experience. I won't tell you the whole story (it would ruin the book) but I will say it involved some fingers being cut off. I highly recommend the book.
Helen was in China at the time so missed the book club meeting. We usually have food that has something to do with the book. Helen wondered if anyone brought finger sandwiches.
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It was near Halloween so the kids painted and decorated masks. These weren't to be worn but to be hung on the wall as art pieces. Of course some of the kids wanted to wear them on Halloween and wanted me to punch holes for the eyes. I tried punching one but it didn't turn out too well. I had to do it in secret so that all the kids wouldn't want me to do it. The little boy said he would get his mother to do it and that she was very crafty. The kids were so cute. I really enjoyed them.