Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Supper's On

Nashville Supper Club
When I moved to Nashville, the word "supper" was something I only came across in novels set in the antebellum south. Little did I know that this simple word would eventually lead to some of the best friends of my life, and too many good meals and memories to count. 
Within a few months of being in Nashville, I was invited to a Supper Club dinner at a friend's house. We'd meet each week to enjoy a home-cooked meal and watch The Bachelor, Grey's Anatomy, or some equally embarrassing show our boyfriends/husbands/roommates wouldn't allow on the TV. Over the years, our Supper Club added new friends to the group and threw goodbye parties for those moving away (myself included, tear). I don't think I would have lasted living so far away from home had it not been for the amazing, lifelong friendships I made over cheap wine and poppy-seed chicken casserole. 
Gena Knox Supper Club
Leave it to a southern girl (and Athens, GA resident) to find a way to make this dinner tradition even more fabulous. Gena Knox, author of my favorite cookbook Southern My Way, now has a monthly Supper Club menu. From the cocktail to the dessert she has the whole thing planned for you. All you have to do is sign up for her monthly email HERE and grab a group of your favorite gals. 
Spring Vegetable Couscous with Roasted Shrimp
If you aren't familiar with Knox's recipes, you will be hooked. They are fresh and simple, yet comforting, the kind of recipes you keep coming back to again and again. Her Shrimp & Artichoke Bake is a staple in my house. Another one I love is her Smoked Strawberry & Mozzarella Crostini. Baked on the grill, it is a fun and different appetizer when having a cook out. 


  1. this posts spurs visions of:
    trader joe's vino, bev's manicotti, lutitia's vodka pasta, clayton avenue cookouts, the westchase pool, kimpalong, the rod, pontoon boats, the hooters on harding place, & evans terrible playlists.
    love you ladeez dearly, mel b

  2. diana likes this post.

    mel b, Randy Drinnon deserves a shout out on the spinach lasagna. it was the one thing in 8 years of suppers that wasn't pre-made, carry out or delivery. i raise my trader joe's to you Randy.