Picnic in the Park.
Last week was Spring Break for our area. Alex had the week off, and while Matt couldn't be spared the full five days, he did manage to play hooky a couple of times.
On one of the days, we located our picnic basket from the attic, packed it into the car, and headed to both Earth Fare and CostPlus World Market.
At each store, we bought portable, ready-to-eat, food and drink items, then headed to a really wonderful park with covered picnic areas (Zarah...that's where we went when you and Martin were here!).
We had a fresh baguette, crackers, and a vegetarian 'turkey' salad.
Several sausages, a vegetarian pate, and tabouli.
A smoked salmon pate, a Fuji apple, smoked Gouda.
And some lovely sparkling lemonade.
Not shown, but also included, were strawberries, raspberries and cantaloupe, fruit leather and blueberry iced tea.
We had a fantastic meal, with the rest of our afternoon watching Alex run around the play area. Matt pretended to run toward or from him, but it was hot and we're out of shape!
This is exactly the sort of memory I want Alex to have: us, as a family, spending a somewhat spontaneous day together. And I hope to provide him with many more.
Tagged with: Food and Drink + Picnics + Shopping + Fruit + Bread + Lemonade + Kids + Family + Vegetarian