One of my biggest pet peeves is when the weather report reads that the weather is going to be amazing all week, EXCEPT Saturday and Sunday. Luckily, this particular weekend was just the opposite. After some showers and clouds, the skies parted for sunny, 80 degree weather. And what better way to celebrate than with a picnic?!
We grabbed some of our favorite people and made our way up to our favorite, local winery – Testarossa. We were able to wine taste, sun bathe and picnic… all at the same time!! Does it get any better?
Here was our menu:
- Pressed Picnic Sandwiches
- Roasted Vegetable Orzo Salad
- Romaine and Avocado Salad
- Brownies with Blueberries
I am a HUGE proponent of no dairy/mayo based foods at picnics. Between the sun and lack of refrigeration, the whole thing freaks me out, so we did a lot of olive oil based items. Even the sandwiches went sans mayo, using pesto instead! In warm weather the key is having light yet satiating menu items.