Anthony and I have decided to have picnics, now it's spring. Lots of picnics. At first, I thought it would be tricky coming up with ideas, but then I actually tried to think of some, and I got lots. So here are a few.
This Sunday (yes, it will probably rain, no, I don't care);
- Fresh baked ciabatta rolls (I use Rivercote baking mix - it's not cheating!).
- Vegan sausages, courtesy of Vegan Dad.
- Potato Salad - the creamy one from Lauren Ulm.
- Some slices of Sheese, lettuce, and sliced tomatoes, so, basically, we can form all of the above into sammiches.
- Chocolate-coated strawberries and raspberries (I'm going to use Tesco's free-from chocolate bars).
- Frozen grapes - everyone seems to be telling me these days that they taste like sorbet! I think it originated from Jamie Oliver.
I like it.
Other ideas, in no particular order or groupings, include;
- Bagel dogs - these are a strange thing I read about in a post in Fed-Up With Lunch. It seems it's basically a hot dog baked right into the bread, kind of like a sausage roll. I think that would work really well, a vegan sausage baked into a ciabatta roll. Much easier than carrying separate components, too.
- Calzone - Anthony found these. Basically, pizza crossed with Cornish pasties.
- Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies.
- Houmous and high-bake water biscuits.
- Baby carrots and (vegan) ranch dressing.
- PB&J, apples, plus peanuts/crisps, school packed lunch style.
- Green salad with pine nuts.
- Truffles with cherry coke and raspberries. I have ideas about how to veganise the truffles.
- Bread and butter pudding with a vanilla alpro-soya dessert.
- Chickpea salad with pita bread (my chickpea salad is basically one chopped red pepper, two tomatoes, a drained tin of chickpeas, and some rice).
- Sheese and spinach pasta salad.