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Picnic ideas for Henley Regatta please?

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Lizzylou Wed 08-Jun-05 13:29:24

We are having a hen do at Henley Regatta... There will be 13 of us, and I need ideas for catering?
We are camping (??!!), I am driving down from the north in the morning setting off very early so need ideas of things I could prepare the night before which would then be Ok in a coolbag for the journey.........
Some of the ladies are pregnant..

Hausfrau Wed 08-Jun-05 13:44:53

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Lizzylou Wed 08-Jun-05 14:17:07


I'm fine with just the Pimms, but those pregnant ladies might need some substance!

Hausfrau Thu 09-Jun-05 13:03:20

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acnebride Thu 09-Jun-05 13:10:35

I'd say keep it way simple - bread, butter,(hard or pasteurised) cheeses, tomatoes, avocadoes, cucumber, cashew nuts, hummus, strawberries and nectarines. But take nice plates, sharp knife to slice the cucumber, plenty of rugs to lie out on, and extra sunscreen. Plus some classy non-alcoholic stuff - Majestic do a nice elderflower sparkly thing.

acnebride Thu 09-Jun-05 13:11:20

oh hey - re fresh bread - freeze some rolls beforehand and they will defrost on the journey down?

tarantula Thu 09-Jun-05 13:17:15

A picnic at our consists of Chicken (roasted whole and sliced or pieces); cold sliced ham (either bought or DH will do roast gammon and slice that); lettuce or rocket or other green; baby toms (or large ones sliced); spring onions peppers, carrots,radishs, green beans and celery all cut into long thing fingers for dips; Mayo waterd down with a little milk and some white wine or balsamic vinegar; french dressing; potato salad and coleslaw made with mayo from above; tins of tuna just in case ; smocked mackrel; pitta bread toasted and halved as better for filling than bread; Other fancy bread if going cheap at the supermarket the day before; fruit for afters and maybe some yogurts.

tarantula Thu 09-Jun-05 13:19:39

Knew I was forgetting something (cucumber) and of course drinks orange juice for kids and wine for me both watered down with fizzy water (theirs more than mine tho)

tarantula Thu 09-Jun-05 13:22:21

mm acnebride has a good idea with the cheeses too often take some with us on picnics and hummous is brilliant too. Feeling hungry now and want to get out of door ~sigh~

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