Enjoying Your Picnic and an Adult Beverage

27May12

I took the day off yesterday (actually I spent most of the day cooking, and I’ll have the recipes I made on my other blog at www.onedadskitchen.com late on today) and played some basketball with Sean so  I didn’t do any blogging at all yesterday. Thanks to everyone who answered Friday’s question of:

If you were going on a picnic and could go anywhere you wanted, where would you go and what would you bring?

I got some interesting answers, but most of them seem to tend towards the same thing of a nice, quiet backyard-type setting with lots of grass, lots of shade and lots of good food. There are so many places to choose to go for a nice picnic, I don’t know that I could pick an exact place. I can say that I too would like a nice quiet, grassy setting, someplace shaded by trees but enough so that some sun can break through and give you the nice warm feeling on your face now and then. There are probably settings like this all over, in any park or mountain hideaway. it would have to be somewhere where it wouldn’t get too hot, maybe near a lake that you could take a quick dip or do some fishing before you picnic. As for what I would bring, I would take a nice picnic basket with a comfy blanket to sit on or lay on. There would have to be some fresh fruit involved, maybe a fruit salad or just a mix of some berries and melon. I would want to make some chicken salad sandwiches, or maybe even better some peppery bacon, lettuce, tomato and avocado sandwiches on some nice fresh ciabatta bread, some really fresh half sour pickles and some fresh, homemade potato salad. I could even go lighter and just bring a fresh loaf of crunchy french bread, some really fresh, off the vine tomatoes, a little salt, some arugula and some good extra-virgin olive oil and just have some sliced tomato and pieces of bread with a little bit of the oil, yum yum. Of course we would have to have a bottle of wine, something light I think, probably a white that you would have chilled to serve with your picnic. I think that would be great.

Thanks again to everyone who answered and a special thank you to Geoffrey Zakarian, Scott Conant, Gael Greene and MyLastBite.com for offering up their answers. For today’s question, I thought I would stick with the relaxing, fun weekend theme and try this question:

When you go out for a drink to a bar or restaurant, what is your go-to cocktail?

Everyone has a drink that they choose when they go out, something special that you really like to have. It can be anything you want at all, something you really enjoy the taste of, relaxes you or is just a fun drink to have. Think about it and let me know. You can answer on here, on Facebook or on Twitter. I’ll also ask some people on Twitter and see if they respond. I’ll post my answer tomorrow.

I think that’s all I have for now. I am working on something that I may post later if you feel like checking back to see what it is. It woke me up in the middle of the night last night, and I wrote some of it down, so we’ll see if I can finish it today. Until then, I hope everyone is enjoying a relaxing weekend and don’t forget to do something creative today!

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3 Responses to “Enjoying Your Picnic and an Adult Beverage”

  1. 1 MikeG

    7BOOMERESIASON Boomer Esiason
    @IguanaFlats Bushmills 21 or Irish Honey on the rocks.

  2. 2 MikeG

    KChenoweth Kristin Chenoweth
    @IguanaFlats cosmo for sure

  3. 3 MikeG

    ChefToddEnglish Todd English
    @IguanaFlats usually a Tequila on the Rocks ..


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