I belong to a really incredible book club. It started well over a year ago when this really cool woman named Cathy, whom I barely knew, emailed and asked if I wanted to start the club with her. She thought her and I had potential as great friends. She wanted us to each invite a few people that we didn’t know very well who we also thought had that kind of potential.
We both chose well!
Now we’re a closely knit group of smart, quick, funny, interesting women who get together every month. We all almost always show up. We just can’t miss a meeting. We talk about the book but we also just talk. I couldn’t even tell you what about. It’s always great and I’m always sad when a meeting ends.
Last month for our meeting I wanted to do something special for the group. I asked Stonyfield, who you probably know are good friends of mine, to send us some of their awesome Oh My Yog yogurt. It’s this layered yogurt that is so creamy. But the best part is that it comes in really grown up flavors. My favorites are the Cranberry-Orange and Ginger Pear. The Ginger Pear is probably my all-time favorite yogurt ever, actually. It’s the one in green here.
That was the decided favorite of my book club friends too. So much so that they were still talking about it last night at our meeting a whole month later!
Those two flavors inspired me to make a special dish to take to book club alongside the yogurts. It’s a pizza bread. I’ve talked about pizza bread on here before. Basically, I buy a ball of store-bought pizza dough, smoosh it into an olive-oiled pan, top it with tasty things and bake it. My favorite dough to use is sold near the deli counter at my Publix store and comes in a plain plastic bag. Sold by the pound. I have also used the branded refrigerated doughs from the dairy case. They’re not as good. You can also use homemade pizza dough.
This one is topped with homemade cranberry sauce (but you can use canned! I love cranberry sauce and am always looking for ways to use it), sliced pears and chunks of Brie. It’s quick and easy to make but is a show-stopper. Or a book-club stopper. When I brought it into the room, everyone stopped talking and started eating.
You’re so going to love this one!