We hosted the neighborhood book club last night. The book was The Island by Thomas Perry, sort of a mystery-thriller, it sounds like. The book is out of print and we didn't manage to get it from the library in time. It definitely sounds like an interesting read. We made my all time favorite soup, Chicken Corn Chowder, since the temperatures have finally gone down to something more winter-like here. The recipe is from Cooking Light and it's really straightforward - lots of chopping, but easy other than that. The bacon is the key :) We also put together a new dessert, a raspberry mousse cake from "Perfect Light Desserts" by Nick Malgieri. I have to say that this dessert was too much effort for the result, which was tasty but not all that special.