Saturday, November 11, 2006

apples apples everywhere

We belong to a supper club. There are four couples and four times a year we get together for a meal at one house; the host provides the entree, each of the other couples contribute a different part of the meal.

The dynamics of this group of people is amazing. Every time we get together we laugh and laugh, truly enjoying each others company and the food we share together. Tonight was no exception.

The theme (which the host picks) was American Harvest. Our lovely hosts provided a roast with an apple cider glaze, sauteed apples and mashed potatoes. For the appetizer I made potato pancakes (see recipe below) with sour cream and homemade applesauce. The side dishes were a lovely green salad and a baked butternut squash/apple dish spiced with mace. Dessert pie with vanilla ice cream. Thatsalotta apples. It was all so very delicious.

The next event is going to be hosted at my house in three or four months. I'll need to think of a theme and assign dishes to my fellow supper-clubbers. So far we have done Lebanese, Chinese, Hawaiian, Norwegian, Italian, Hungarian, and American Harvest.

Potato Pancakes

Note: I shred the potato and onion in my cuisinart

3 pounds potatoes peeled and shredded
2 large onions shredded
3 eggs beaten
3 T. whole wheat flour
salt and pepper to taste

Mix all of the above together and let sit 10-15 minutes.
Heat oil in a pan.
Drop potato mixture by large spoonfuls into hot oil.
Flip after a couple of minutes.
Should be browned on both sides.

Serve hot with apple sauce and sour cream.


Sunny said...

Mira a long time since I had these SHALL really try this...
Thanksgiving on the way! HOPE STEVE WILL BE THERE>>>>

Rona's Home Page said...

My husband and I just love Potato Pancakes.

I've heard of supper clubs before but this is the first time I'm reading about someone who actually belongs to one. It sounds like a terrific fun time.