I had been secretly jonesing to picnic for weeks before suggesting the idea to Lauren and Matt, who were both anxious to have their first picnic of the season as well. And after too many days of Florida-style thunderstorms, it was high time to spend a day outdoors. The Capitol lawn would be the perfect setting for us to sprawl on this sunny, breezy, barely 80 degree Sunday.
Lauren and I attempted to stick to a theme, but ended up bringing anything we thought the group would enjoy. She made brie, fig jam, and arugula sandwiches (a new fav of mine!), bacon wrapped dates, guacamole, and fruit. I brought chabrin (a harder variety of goat cheese), French epis (a twiggy-looking loaf of bread), assorted olives, and Moroccan mint iced tea.
Other than a total fail of forgetting sunscreen, I could have spent all day lounging on the Capitol lawn. I have a feeling that today was the first of many lawn lounging days for me, Lauren, and Matt!