Gena Knox Supper Club is back! After a three month book tour while I was seven, eight, and nine months pregnant I took a few weeks off to rest and welcome our little girl, Georgia Mae Knox into the world. Life with three little ones is busy, to say the least, but lots of fun. Spending so much time at home has got me cooking more than ever so I have lots of fun recipes in store for GK Supper Club.
February’s menu is a fun way to celebrate Valentine’s Day, cooking with friends, and avoiding the restaurant crowds. I must say, it just might be my least favorite night to dine out because every restaurant in town is packed. So, what better night to host supper club! Get the evening started with a class of refreshing Cava (Spanish Sparkling Wine) and Smoked Salmon Toasts with Caper Relish.
Stores are loaded with fresh citrus this time of year and Meyer Lemons are on the top of my list. It is a sweeter lemon with a soft, bright yellow, smooth skin and pairs perfectly with chicken and fish dishes. I serve the Meyer Lemon Roasted Chicken over a Parmesan Mashed Cauliflower that is not only easy to prepare, but incredibly healthy. My 4 year old loves it and still has no idea what he is eating.
Finish the dish with a drizzle of Georgia Olive Oil and you will be amazed. They just released there 2013 fall harvest oil and wow, it is truly amazing!
Of course Valentine’s Day would not be the same without chocolate and what is more fun than serving a homemade Cherry Chocolate Ice Cream Bombe. Super easy to make in advance and I doubt there will be leftovers.
It is great to be back in the swing of things and I am looking forward to the next few months of recipes. Get those Supper Clubs started for the new year and keep the feedback coming. Don’t forget, if you need more inspiration then flip through a copy of my latest cookbook, Southern My Way: Food & Family. If those pictures don’t inspire you, I don’t know what will! Stay tuned for my Spring Book Tour schedule coming soon.
Gena Knox Supper Club – Round 7