Friday, August 12, 2016

The Girl on the Train {Book Club Menu}

I recently hosted our monthly neighborhood book club and the book I chose was Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. I'm not going to discuss the book in this post because I would hate to be a spoiler for anyone else that plans on reading it.

Our book club is also a dinner club, so coming up with a menu to for this book was extremely difficult! Generally, you can pick menu items that are reflective of meals shared, geographical references, and/or culture delicacies. The only thing that was an easy menu item for me was to serve (SPOILER ALERT) Gin and Tonic. I tried to find it in a can - but apparently you can only buy that in the UK!

Anyway - I went with the theme of "Food and Drink that Makes Us Lose Our Mind". If you read the book, you'll see the liberty I took with that phrase.

The Girl on the Train

Dinner Menu


Triple Cream Brie
Pub Cheese
Irish Dubliner
Assorted Crackers and Fruit


Penne with Vodka Sauce
Green Salad with Pear Champagne Vinaigrette
Yeast Rolls


Trader Joe's Cookie Butter Cheesecake Squares


Gin and Tonic
Savignon Blanc

Wondering how I came up with those ideas? Here goes...
  • Triple Cream Brie: Have you ever had the Triple Cream Brie from Costco? If you have, you know that it is as addictive as crack (I can only assume from what I understand to be the addictive properties of crack cocaine, not from personal experience). 
  • Pub Cheese (duh, they hang out at a local pub, often)
  • Irish Dubliner (eh, better than picking American Cheese, geographically speaking)

  • Penne with Vodka Sauce (self-explanatory)
  • Green Salad with Pear Champagne Vinaigrette (self-explanatory)
  • Yeast Rolls: Just like the Triple Cream Brie from Costco, the Yeast Rolls from Longhorn are equally as addictive. Go get you one (or twelve).

  • Trader. Joe's. Cookie. Butter. enough said.
  • Gin and Tonic / Savignon Blanc: Our Main Characters alcoholic spiral beverages of choice.


  1. Planning to make most of this tonight for our book club! Thanks for the inspiration!