Here at Heritage Hill we love a good picnic. Various members of staff have their preferred picnic style, special rugs or baskets or favourite places to go. There are so many variables for picnics, setting, number of guests, activities during the picnic, utensils, but the main difference in picnics seem to be choice of food.
We started this discussion last week in the post What Makes Good Picnic Food but that has sparked off suggestions from all over with people wanting to contribute their favourite choices to make that perfect picnic.
We got a number of picnic suggestions, they ranged from the single word suggestion to a more full picnic menu, but surprisingly, people often agreed with one or more of previous choices.
• Fresh, fruity and colourful! And the odd bit of meat…
• grapes, white wine, pumpkin & roquette salad
• Cheese, bread, dips, olives and wine (Oh, and grapes, good call)
• Quiche, potato salad, fresh chicken and salad rolls, white wine and something sweet to finish, like strawberries dipped in chocolate or home-made custard tart
• There has to be some sort of cheese involved…
• I would definitely go for chocolate cake. Or at the very least, brownies. And if brownies weren’t an option, chocolate truffles. And when they’re all out, you have to settle for chocolate.
• Brie and wine. You can never leave cheese out of a picnic.
• Cheese and chocolate milk
All great suggestions, and all make us want to go picnicking right now! But we’re going to hang out and wait until Feb 12 for our Sundays in the Sun event, where you’ll find us picnicking on the grass and listening to the sounds of Gwendolyn O’Dea and Pailing Black…
But because we’re sweet tooths (sweet teeth?) we wanted to leave you with this one last thought…
If you want to bring cake to a picnic, why not a picnic themed cake? This amazing on was created by Jess from Cakes By Jess
Picnic Basket image from http://www.flickr.com/photos/meermacatawa/3804710341/