“And hail their queen, fair regent of the night.” Erasmus Darwin
Today was the second day of Jubilee celebrations (what with having an extra bank holiday in the UK) and we did what any British people do on a rainy, windy June day and went for a picnic!
Okay, to be fair the picnic was going to be at a pretty picnic spot and was soon moved to my friend’s house and then to be fair it started out on her deck and was moved inside but it was a fabulous picnic regardless!
There was so much food too, all the British favourites like egg and cress sandwiches, mini sausages, sausage rolls, cheese and pineapple on sticks (seriously!), Party Rings, crisps and dips, hummus (mmmmmmmmmm hummous!) and plenty of other delicious morsels to tantalise our taste buds! I made this very traditional recipe for Coronation Chicken to work with the royal theme and it was very tasty (but took quite a bit of time to make so I was glad it lived up the work I put into it!) I also made this white chocolate Jubilee-themed cake and it went down a treat (it was flourless but had quite a bit of sugar so definitely not Paleo or Primal but hey, life is for living at least sometimes (and there is a handy dandy 80/20 rule with eating healthily!).
After moving inside the rest of the time we spent with our friends was mainly spent munching on leftover food, drinking beverages and watching more of yesterday’s Jubilee Concert. It was a really lovely, mellow time and a great chilled way to spend the bank holiday .
P.S. Just discovered the opera singer Alfie Boe – WOW!