I couldn’t think of a more fun way to spend Easter – picnicing with friends in the Virginia countryside!
To pay our dues, we bought a couple of bottles of wine to enjoy with the food
These were perfect for the near-90-degree weather! A semi dry Vin Blanc, which was just slightly sweet, and the Vin Rouge, a lighter red perfect for a hot day.
We also lugged an entire KEG of sparkling water, knowing that most of us would be thirsty! This is the set up we have in our basement – a keg of water that Matt fills from the tap attached to a CO2 tank to keep it bubbly.
I drank so much it made me full!
Our food spread was amazing –
The potluck included:
- Great Harvest Spinach Feta (from our freezer!)
- Cookies and Corks
- Spinach Egg mini quiches
- Fruit pizza
- Giant bean herb salad
- Deviled eggs
- Mini ham biscuits
- Hummus, olives, cheese
- Pesto Green Pasta Salad
I made the pasta salad with the Philly Homegrown Severino Pasta – I loved the fun swirly shape plus a big pot of braised greens and mixed with the Pestos with Panache Fig + Gorgonzola plus walnuts. It was excellent!
Plus a little white wine and lots of sparkling water
I served them on my George Washington plate from my grandmother’s collection since we were on a presidential estate!
We played a few games – bocce for me!
And took romantic scenic photos
More fun and games. It was HOT! And I have an awful sunburn to show for it. I was very irresponsible and did not put any sunscreen on my arms or shoulders (only my face) and am in big trouble with myself now.