Dishes to Wow Your Book Club
Remember: it's book club, not gourmet club. Serve the group a simple and delicious meal, let the wine flow—and they'll want to have every meeting at your house.
The Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Supper
Like the interactive novels from the '80s that had dozens of possible endings, some dishes can go in multiple directions. One we love is chili; you cook up a nicely seasoned pot of ground meat and beans, and then let everyone top it with their choice of fixings, from shredded cheddar, sour cream and sliced scallions, to Ritz crackers and—we know this sounds weird but trust us on this—thinly shaved bittersweet chocolate (some chili recipes actually include chocolate because it adds body—and at the very least, it'll pique people's curiosity).
Get the recipe: Turkey Chili
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