Picnic

Not something I’ve done for years. But a picnic on a sandy beach was fun. Luckily it was a still day so the sand didn’t get blown into the sandwiches! Salad was tasty with olives, lettuce, cucumber and tomatoes. A drink of tonic water and orange juice mixed was very refreshing. It was great to use a real picnic basket. I think we will do it again.

Salad dressing idea

Just made a salad dressing with an eighth of a teaspoon of easy Chilli, a level tablespoon full of oil (sunflower) and the same of brown sauce plus a twist of rock salt Mixed up together then added to shredded lettuce, diced onion and tomato, grated celery and cucumber.

I grate the cucumber and celery to make it easier to mix into the salad, it means everything is evenly coated with the dressing. It was nice and tasty and not too hot. I think the word is piquant.

Tonight’s tea

Cornish pasty and salad

Tea, (early evening meal). Cornish pasty. Mixed salad of lettuce, tomato, cucumber, onion, sliced mushroom, baby bell peppers and a bit of dijon mustard and light mayonnaise. On a Portmeirion dinner plate. I think it was a good balance of food groups. Trying to cut down on carbohydrates and fats a bit. Colour on a plate.

Dinner time

Queen scallops on lettuce with glass noodles, and Seabass in a rich sauce.

We also had pork and pak choi with noodles and spicy sauce. When you are too tired to cook after a long day this is heaven. My hubby was so tired he almost fell asleep after the food, but we had a brisk walk home as there was quite a chilly breeze. For once it was great to sit down and watch some TV.

Now its three hours later and I’m off to bed for a rest. Goodnight.

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