What is a Bowl of Joys luncheon you might ask? Well, some ladies at church are in this group called Bowl of Joys and take turns hosting lunch at their homes each month. The only rule is that the dishes must be new to the group.
The group got its name from an actual wooden bowl filled with wooden leaves that is passed around the table at the luncheon. Each person takes a leaf and talks about the joy in her life.
In January it was our turn to host. Our original idea was to have a tasting menu with lots of small plates but that turned into more work than we could do in the time allotted. But we used some of the same recipes.
The menu was:
Roasted shrimp cocktail
Quick cucumber pickles
Gingerbread with Kahlua whipped cream
I can’t wait until the next luncheon!