The sun was shining, so I quickly packed a picnic and we went off to Hunstanton. Here is Bob, sitting on the grass after lunch, enjoying the sunshine. It was fantastic – now we are back and I am about to prepare a meal as Adrian and Marion are coming for the evening.
Thanks for all the comments on the last post – especially ElizabethD’s brilliant suggestion about a few elastic straps in the lid for napkins and tablecloth. I shall add them soon. But I have a confession –despite my Glyndebourne-worthy hamper, my picnics are often rather predictable.
I have grand ideas about fancy sandwiches wrapped in paper and tied neatly, interesting desserts in screwtop jars, fresh cherries served over ice , and in my wildest dreams, those lunches all packed inside the loaf of bread.
In reality, the sun is suddenly shining, so I sling a few items into the bag [or hamper]and we hit the road as fast as we can.
The Very Uninspiring Almond Family Picnic is almost always as follows, for each person there will be
- A round of sandwiches [ham or cheese, and a bit of salad]
- Bag of crisps
- A Yogurt
- A piece of fruit
- A Tunnocks, Breakaway or Penguin bar [or Lidl equivalent]
- A can or carton of drink
Just occasionally, if there is some in the tin, there will be a piece of cake. And if it is very cold, there will be a flask of coffee.
Please reassure me that others of you serve up my sort of picnic – and that the Jamie-Oliver-Feast is for those high days and holidays when you have had ages to plan and prepare!