Sunday, April 15, 2012

An Eastertide Picnic

My family decided to belatedly engage in the European tradition of an Easter Monday walk and picnic (in keeping with the day's Gospel reading of the encounter on the road to Emmaus). Trouble was, all my plastic food containers had been pressed into service following my son Tommy's birthday party yesterday, and I needed something that would sit vertically in my suitcase-style picnic hamper.

Canning jars came to the rescue. From 2 quart to 4 ounces, each served a purpose from entree to relish. Pictured from left to right: roasted chickpeas, strawberries, ham and cheese gougeres, tomatos and herbed cheese, olives and cornichons.

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