One of our favourite types of dinner is what small daughter calls “picnic tea”. I suppose it’s a buffet, a help-yourself dinner, but small daughter has always thought of it as a picnic, something to be enjoyed inside or outdoors as the weather permits.
Tonight, we were outdoors. Picnic teas usually follow the same format – baby jacket potatoes (snapped here as they were being passed around the table – “Do you have to photograph these now? We’re hungry!”), salad leaves from the garden – today it was rocket and three types of cut-and-come-again lettuce varieties, and a very small cucumber which we shared – and then whatever else takes our fancy or happens to be in the fridge.
For this meal, we had a small pizza and opened up a new wedge of Brie cheese. Mmmm, I love Brie! We don’t worry too much about the presentation, carrying packets and bottles out to the garden rather than putting everything out onto serving dishes. After all, you don’t want to be too formal at a picnic, do you?
Have you got a favourite family meal?