Now that the evenings are warming and the light lingers, consider an evening picnic! This is how the DH and I spent Saturday evening. He thoughtfully prepared the foods, as I was returning late from another event. A picnic lends itself to a simple and easily-prepared meatless meal.
A park bench served as our perch from which to enjoy the flowers and the food. (The ground is still a bit damp.)
This basket was a gift from the DH, and it's the perfect size for a picnic for two.
Our vegetarian meal was simple and delicious:
- Fruit salad with walnuts, dressed in yogurt and applesauce. The applesauce sweetens up the plain yogurt. This fruit salad could easily be made vegan - just leave off the yogurt or use a soy yogurt.
- My favorite tea sandwich: Cucumber with rosemary butter. In this case, the "butter" was Earth Balance. The bread was homemade (stay tuned for more info on that!). This sandwich was vegan.
- A thermos of Celestial Seasoning's Raspberry Zinger herbal tea. The evening cooled as we sat, and we enjoyed the hot tisane.