Photographing people, places and food! Eating and traveling on a budget. Life's a picnic, enjoy!
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
A Real Picnic
Happy Birthday Matt and Oskar
The name of this blog is Life's a Picnic but we rarely ever go to a picnic, today's post changes that. A couple of weeks ago we were invited by a long time friend to attend a picnic celebrating her son's thirtieth birthday. His childhood friend was turning thirty as well so the two moms got together and produced a party. We were asked to bring a side dish to go with chicken, tri-tip, hot dogs and sausages. It was decided that macaroni and cheese would be a hit so we searched recipes for a large group and found this one. Be advised that we did change the recipe by adding Mozzarella, Swiss/Gruyere and Monterey Jack cheeses as well as some things I don't even know. It was fun to show up and have fun. I went into my camera geek mode. I took the son's wedding photos and the friend was best man so I recognized most everyone. There were kids playing and new babies, a photographer's dream. The food was wonderful and I tasted some of the best wine I've ever had. It turns out that the friend's dad is a sales rep for Heitz Cellar in Napa; this was not your average picnic wine! A good time was the order of the day. Life's a Picnic!