My Sunday afternoon picnic today is a simple one. Not every picnic needs to be elaborate and involve a lot of food. This one would be considered a light refreshment type picnic, not a “full meal deal”.
Really, all that is needed for this picnic is a good quality baguette, some cold cuts, tasty cheese of your favorite variety, grapes, and a good wine. I also brought along some fresh peaches because they are so vine-fresh and tasty this time of the year.
You don’t even need a table for this kind of picnic. Here, an old rustic wooden bench serves the purpose. Of course, a couple of cloth placemats and napkins will always dress up any table….even if it is just an old wooden bench!
I chose a black current wine produced by Happy Knight Wines in Hatfield Pt., New Brunswick. I discovered this fine wine at PEI’s New Festival of Wines this past spring. We have a growing number of small wineries that are producing some mighty fine quality wines in the Maritime provinces.
I love the configuration of this large picnic basket. In the center are three slots which easily hold the bread, the bottle of wine, rolled placemats and napkins, and a posy of wild flowers. There are two covered side holders for the food, dishes, cutlery, and glasses.
The manufacturers of this basket knew what they were doing when they designed it!
Find a nice quiet, relaxing spot on a warm summer late afternoon for the picnic.
I hope you have enjoyed coming along on my Sunday afternoon picnic today.
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