Winter Book Club Menu

by | Jan 14, 2019 | All, Tips

Don’t stress about hosting book club! We’ve got the perfect Winter Book Club Menu all ready for you complete with easy cocktails, appetizers and dessert recipes.Image of Fontina Chive Risotto Cakes for a Winter Book Club Menu

Now that the holidays are past us, it’s time to settle back into our regular routines and social activities – which means Winter Book Club for Lisa and I.

Though our numbers have fluctuated through the years, our group of book-loving women is still going strong. We try to meet monthly and take turns hosting at our houses, but December is always reserved for a restaurant outing and gift exchange.

We’re back to our regular meeting schedule now that it’s January. Our book club menus usually follow the same pattern: cocktails or wine, heavy appetizers and dessert. Most everything can be made in advance and ready to go when friends start to arrive. Because who wants to be stuck in the kitchen when the girls come over?

Need some inspiration for your own book club menu? Look no further than right here. Our Winter Book Club Menu offers you a sneak peek into how we do book club. Enjoy!

P.S. Missed our other book club posts? We’ve got menus for Fall and Summer, too!

Coupe glasses filled with Ginger Pear Martini cocktails.

Kickstart your evening with a round of these flavorful Ginger Pear Martinis! Pear vodka is mixed with ginger liqueur, lemon juice and simple syrup for one irresistible cocktail!

Black bowl of homemade edamame hummus recipe surrounded by fresh vegetables.

Elevate your veggies and dip game with this easy, homemade Edamame Hummus recipe. Packed with fiber and protein, it’s a delicious way to eat healthy!

Small plates of Fig and Goat Cheese Bruschetta.

Put a spin on traditional bruschetta with this flavorful Fig and Goat Cheese Bruschetta recipe. It looks (and sounds) super fancy but it can be mostly prepped in advance and is sure to impress your guests.

White bowl filled with Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette. Garnished with chopped avocado, pecorino cheese, dried cranberries and pistachios.

Don’t forget the salad! This tasty Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette – packed with avocado, Pecorino cheese, dried cranberries and pistachios – is a delicious twist on your traditional bowl of greens.

Fontina Chive Risotto Cakes scattered on white parchment paper and garnished with chopped chives and parmesan cheese. A bowl of marinara sauce is next to the risotto cakes.

These savory, baked Fontina Chive Risotto Cakes are hearty, filling and can be served warm or at room temperature. Perfect for dunking in a chunky marinara sauce. Seriously, can you really say no to risotto in bite-size form??

Sheet pan filled with cut squares of Coconut Lemon Bars that have been dusted with powdered sugar and topped with fresh lemon slices.

Daydream your way to warmer weather with these Coconut Lemon Bars. Each bite is bursting with bright citrus flavors and just a hint of the tropics in the coconut shortbread crust.


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    Guys! Your imaginations are wonderful and the food fantastic.
    I’m in this section because of a typo/grammar thing, “It’s winter book club for Lisa and I” is an over-correction that many people do when writing quickly. “Lisa and me” is the correct way to follow the preposition, “for me”
    The rhubarb apple is what I made today for me and my hubby. Wonderful! 🙂


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