Tuesday, July 30, 2013

A Picnic In The Park With Sisters

Last Wednesday I took a trip up to Albany for the night to get some serious sister bonding in! It was a great night.  We decided to be a wee bit fancy and have a picnic in the park, with a cozy blanket, a bottle of Prosecco, and a huge spread of fruits, veggies, cheeses, meats, dips, and of course dessert! We were not messing around.

First thing first, we popped open that bottle of Prosecco and toasted to a fun evening with our classy paper cups!
Brit was pretty excited for the Prosecco, dontcha think? 
Luckily, the day could not have been any more perfect. The sun was shinning bright, with a slight breeze flowing by and partial shade provided by a nearby tree!
I must say, Kim did an amazing job and prepared a majority of the food, including the veggies, fruits, cheese, and meats! What a fantastic sis Brit and I have!
Once we settled in and snacked for a quick second, we kicked off our shoes and made ourselves at home while people passed by on bikes and their evening run!

This here is a little piece of heaven. It's a homemade red pepper relish made by one of our mother's friends! It had a perfect tangy flavor which we smeared on top of a little goat cheese and a cracker! Perfect!
 In our eagerness to get to the park, we forgot a few essential items, like plates and an actual knife to cut the sopressata. Luckily, our plastic knife was tough enough to saw away each piece. 
Once our Prosecco disappeared, we opened up the mason jar of Chardonnay that we quickly threw into our bag before jetting out the door!
Not to be biased, but my favorite snack of the night was my eggplant dip that I made earlier that afternoon. It was a puree of roasted eggplant, red pepper, onion and garlic with a little olive oil and salt! YUM!
Next in line was, of course, some Brie and prosciutto stacked on top of a cracker! Delicious in every bite!

Once our bellies were almost full, but had just a teeny bit of space left, I took out the Lemon Blueberry Tiramisu I prepared the day before!  
 Apologies for the lack of neatness in this photo, like I mentioned before, we were ill prepared and had no serving spoon! 
Once we packed up the left over food we lounged around and chatted for a bit.  I also had a mini photo shoot with Brit which made us all giggle! 
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