by Terri Peña
Time seems to slow when eating a meal outdoors, pulling food and drinks from a cooler, watching the kids play and the grown ups relax.
Picnics began in the Middle Ages as a break during a long day of hunting. The Victorian Era saw picnics become a common activity, and many writers of that time included picnic scenes in their books and letters. Often picnics joined many people together with each person bringing something to eat and drink with no set host for the event. Today a picnic can be a spontaneous meeting of two people or an elaborate party taking months to prepare. The only requirements are the great outdoors and something to eat.
Here is a meal with a little something for everyone, that travels well, with little clean up.
Don’t forget to pack your knitting.
Photos © Terri Peña.