Monday, July 16, 2018

Summer Picnics Also Nourish the Soul

A crisp fresh summer meal outdoor surrounded by beautiful scenery is an utmost pleasure to my spouse and I.  We have so enjoyed our Sunday picnics over the course of the past 5 seasons.  Most of the meal preparations are done on Saturday.  Sundays then are reserved for the enjoyment of the 1 or 2 hour drive -much of it on a 2 lane highway-to a nearby park.

This park-Mingo Creek-is a county park near Washington, Pennsylvania.  It was recommended to us by another senior citizen we'd met at a West Virginia park, who was walking his dog.  He'd seen us taking pictures and he knew we'd also enjoy this one.  

This meal features herbed baked chicken tenders, locally raised and served cold.  The corn salad is a combination of the first of the season corn (cut off the cob), cucumbers and tomatoes.  Even the bread-a whole wheat sunflower bread-was local.  We'd beat the rain that day, but the high humidity, upper 80s temperature was hot-so the cold platter hit the spot.

I hope to look back on this time as one of the most pleasurable memories of my 7th decade. 

No comments:

Post a Comment