Tales from the Hill's Country

Quips, stories and observations from our adventures in marriage and parenting (as told by Katie).

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

June Super Supper

With summer comes lazy days and crazy nights... or at least the memory of when that was true! So, the Supper Club decided to change it up a bit with our usual "Thursday's at the Hill House" routine.

Step one was having Ashley host at her Summer Home. She's house-sitting this summer in a large, eclectic house in our neighborhood. What fun!

Step two was hosting on a Friday. This ensured that everyone could arrive late and stay as late as they pleased without worrying about a 6am wake-up call the next morning.

The changes seemed to be successful! As was (most of) the meal!

Michele brought a lovely salad-- Summer Watermelon Salad with Honey Orange Vinaigrette (p. 117)
 I made the Cambert and Pecan Quesadillas with Pineapple Salsa (p. 56) 
Let me tell you-- NEVER again! 

The salsa (which goes on top) wasn't difficult:
But the Camembert cheese was a nightmare to "peel off the rind and cut into cubes". Ha!
It was like a Martha Stewart instruction. Seems so easy. But turns into disaster!

We finally figured it out (kind of) and prepped the Quesadillas for the skillet:
All in all it was a tasty dish (and delightfully different) but it was not worth the prep (the skillet part wasn't the easiest either). Maybe just maybe I'd make it for fewer people. But chances are low. 

On the other hand, Ashely's dish was tasty and not impossible!
Seared Sesame Tuna (p. 161)

Although seared, it wasn't as bright pink as you see in this photo. Sashimi grade tuna isn't cheap-- but it's delicious!

All in all a nice buffet:
And a colorful plate!
But wait! There's more! Carol made these a-maz-ing perfect for summer cookies!

Lemon Coconut Cookies (p. 227)


All meals come from the Houston Junior League's cookbook: Peace Meals. If you don't have it, get it! And try out some of these recipes! But maybe steer clear of the Quesadillas... or... try them and tell me what I did to make it so complicated!!

Can't wait for next month for another Super Supper Club: Summer Edition!


  1. That watermelon honey-orange vinaigrette salad sounds so interesting and looks so delicious!

    xo katie elizabeth

  2. Great photos - so colorful!

  3. How fun! I like how you refered the instructions to Martha Stwart-haha! Also, I love the angle of the buffet photo-I love to use that a lot!