As our sunny summer days are so few, we should try to make the most of it when the sun is out. Any chance to eat al fresco instead of al desko needs to be seized.
Create your own spontaneous picnic
You don’t have to wait for the weekend or hope for some good weather to enjoy a meal outdoors. Dust your patio table off and lay your table with fun colourful crockery and cutlery and some quick and delicious picnic food. You don’t need a picnic basket or a picnic blanket, just some colourful props.
We had a quick and easy lunch with some Higgidy quiches, the new Ham Hock and Pea flavour is quite different and very good. It just needs a bit of heating up in the oven and then served with some mixed leaf salad. To drink, we had some ice cold sparkling sake which is light and refreshing and an alternative to a glass of Prosecco.
A selection of finger foods in lots of different colours and flavours make for a happy picnic. We also had some vegetarian friendly red pepper and feta rolls (in lieu of sausage rolls). These were heated in the oven with the quiche. Since it is summer, it would be remiss to not have some fresh fruit, so we added some juicy, sweet English strawberries too. It took less than 30 minutes to assemble all the dishes, pour the drinks and the picnic was ready.
Go on, raid your fridge and larder or pop down to the farmer’s market. You can put together some dips, some salad, add a bit of cheese or cold meats and you’ll have your spontaneous picnic all ready to go. What will be on your picnic menu? Tell me in the comments below.
All the Higgidy Pie products can be found at your nearest supermarket’s chilled food fridge. If you get one of their stickered packs, you can win some lovely Joules picnic goodies here.
This post was done in association with Higgidy Pies who also supplied the quiche.