Posh pic-nic ideas please :)

(12 Posts)
triplets Fri 11-Jul-14 00:09:26

Got relatives staying o/night on Sat for a big concert on Sunday! Would like to do it nicely this year instead of a bag of sandwiches and a can of beer! Any ideas please?

WallyBantersJunkBox Fri 11-Jul-14 00:20:40

Crudités with dips
Open sandwiches
Roast chicken
Fresh coleslaw/potato salad
Layered salad
Cous cous salad
Fresh baguette
Tapas style dishes - marinated olives, chorizo, Serrano ham, Manchego cheese, cold frittata, Cangrejo salad etc
Strawberries/raspberries and cream
Profiteroles

Eastpoint Fri 11-Jul-14 00:27:37

Hollow out a round sour dough loaf & fill it with layers of roasted vegetables & some mozzarella. Wrap it up in tinfoil & then cut it as if it is a cake.
Home made sausage rolls with sesame seeds sprinkled on top before you bake them.
Green bean, sugar snap & hazelnut salad with orange dressing (google by ottolenghi)
Chicken Marbella (chicken with prunes)
Cold salmon mayonnaise with dill

Dancingqueen17 Fri 11-Jul-14 00:47:33

I've just made this fig! Brie & prosciutto flat bread looked beautiful and went down a storm!
Or a puff pastry and roasted veg tart.
Cous cous salad.
Flavoured (cooked) chicken pieces threaded onto a skewer.
Water melon and feta salad.

FishWithABicycle Fri 11-Jul-14 00:56:20

I was going to suggest the thing that Eastpoint said

Also you can make fajita-type filling, roll up some tortilla breads (spread with philadelphia then add the cold filling) and wrap in foil to chill for a couple of hours, then use a breadknife to slice the roll into bite-sized rounds which can be placed end-up on a serving platter.

Greek spanakopita triangles are also great for a picnic (buy them ready-made to keep things simple!)

triplets Fri 11-Jul-14 06:50:26

Oh thank you...........that me sorted with all your ideas! I have two blocks of puff pastry in the freezer so I will make a roasted tomato and goats cheese flan and will do some sausage rolls with sesame. Also great idea the tortilla wraps will def do that. M&S have a good deal on deli stuff atm, 3 for £6 so will get their flavoured chicken and brill idea to thread ready onto skewers! Am worried about the weather forecast, thundery showers, not what you need for an open air concert! Thank you all so much, MN always comes to the rescue! smile

Home made scotch eggs with a bit of black pudding in the sausagemeat, and sage. Scrummy.

WallyBantersJunkBox Fri 11-Jul-14 08:46:23

Have a lovely time! wine

triplets Fri 11-Jul-14 23:55:22

Thank you..........I am organized! You might see the concert mentioned on the news as I hear the tv companies will be filming it this year. I live in Deal in Kent and every July the band from the Royal Marines School of Music return to Deal for a concert at the band stand on the beach. The marines were based in Deal for 300 years before they left the town following the atrocious bombing of the barracks on Sept 22nd 1989, killing 11 musicians, I will never forget that day. sad

tilbatilba Sat 12-Jul-14 00:19:11

I aways make Annabel Langbeins egg and bacon pie - fabulous.

WallyBantersJunkBox Sat 12-Jul-14 00:24:45

I was told about this once by someone I worked in a factory with during my student years. I always remember her - Dolly from Deal! And her son was a marine.

And Charles Hawtrey was a famous resident of Deal. Something else she used to tell me. grin

triplets Mon 14-Jul-14 07:12:26

That's interesting Wally, yes Charles Hawtry did live here, along with many other celebs. There was a bit on BBC South East news last night, just watched it in I-player. The whole concert was amazing, very moving. My two boys played in the local ATC band before the Royal Marines came on, made me feel very proud!. My pic-nic was to die for, eaten between sun and showers!

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