September 2015

The September meeting of Wine and Words Book Club was held at Sandie’s home. Sandie, Linda, Kay, Pan and Karen were present. Sandie provided a Costco meal…Caesar’s Salad, Creamy Tomato Soup, French Bread, Flagship Cheese and gluten-free, rice. flax and sesame crackers. Linda provided Dump Cake for dessert.

Dump Cake recipe:

1 pkg yellow cake mix ( not add anything)
1  21oz  can pie cherry filling
1 20oz can crushed pineapple (un drained)
11/2 cups chopped nuts (walnuts or any you like)
1 stick butter melted

Dump cans of fruit into 9 X 13 cake pan, spread evenly. Dump cake mix evenly on top of fruit. Sprinkle chopped nuts
on top and drizzle butter over top. Bake 350 for 45 to 50 minutes……serve with ice cream or whip cream.

Members shared books read over the summer and chose selections for the next 4 months. Here is the tentative meeting schedule for 2015-16:

Oct. 27, 2015 – Cindy’s home – Sandie provides dessert – Invisible Thread, by Laura Schroff

Dec. 2, 2015 – Location TBD – 11/22/63, by Stephen King

Jan.26, 2016 – Jan’s home – All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr

Feb. 23, 2016 – Karen’s home – The Girl in the Spider Web, by  David Lagercrantz

Mar. 29, 2016 – Pat’s home –

Apr. 26, 2016 – Kay’s home –

May 31, 2016 – Linda’s home –

Other books read by members over the summer were:

The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window and Disappeared

Light Between the Oceans

The Kitchen House

A Tender Struggle

Rosie Project

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

The Vacationers

Where’d you go Bernadette

Best Laid Plans

The book for September was Oxygen and everyone seemed to enjoy the book. Linda felt it became a bit like a Harlequin romance novel towards the end. Some members thought they knew who the protagonist was right from the beginning and others were surprised to find out. It was the third book by Carol Cassella and all are medical dramas set in the Seattle area.

The book for October is Invisible Thread, by Laura Schroff. The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 27 at 5:30 PM at Cindy’s.