In early April, Vancouver Island had its first blast of warm weather. Naturally, a (socially distanced) picnic celebration with my cohost was in order.
Here’s what was on our plates: Fried Chicken, Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce, Potato Salad and Potato Chips. For dessert we had Sargento Balanced Breaks (cheese, almonds, dried cranberries). The pièce de résistance was Efferve Sparkling Lemonade served with Whipped Cream. What can I say? I treat my picnic dates well!
It was all no-fuss, no-muss and extremely affordable. I picked up most of the items, all premade, at my local grocery store. The chicken and potato chips were on a flash sale (shhh, don’t tell Deb)!
Best of all (other than the company) was the amazing view. Seriously, what’s not to love about this entire scene?
My apologies about the Christmas tablecloth. You go with what you’ve got!
The thing about the outdoors is that it is highly contagious. Wishing to spend more time there, Richard and I recently purchased an SUV-tent to accompany our Jeep Trailhawk.
Deb was invited to join us for dinner around the campfire during our test run voyage. We were a mere 3.9 km from our home…just in case any Public Health Officers are checking. 😀
You can make both foil packets in advance so that you simply place them over hot coals when you are camping, giving you more time to relax and enjoy. Whatever you do, don’t forget to end off with S’mores! They are a campfire essential!
What’s on your plate this month? You can leave a message/link/photo in the comments, write and link your own post, or display on your choice of social media. Please include #whatsonyourplateblogchallenge, so we don’t miss it. Again, I will add all linkups to this page.
Thank you to all who contributed to our first official ‘What’s On Your Plate’ linkup last month (if you missed them you can find the links in my last post). Sharing what’s on their plates this month are:
Deb (cohost): Deconstructed Pork Shoulder Burritos
Sue: Slow cooked Moroccan Sweet Potato and Lentil Soup
Jo: Bun Cha
Antoinette: Shrimp and Wild Mushroom Cobbler
Erica: Salt Spring Island Mussels, Steelhead Salmon, Halibut Steak and Cooked Crab
Marsha: Dad’s Pasta Sauce
Tracey: Mom’s Cheesecake
Liesbet: Tried and True Pizza Dough
Bernie: Shrimp Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce
Joe: Shrimp and Sausage Campfire Foil Packs
We look forward to hearing from you.
Donna & Deb