This weekend was beautiful. It was warm, and sunny, and the leaves were turning colours, and it was perfect for a fall picnic.
We wanted some acorns for some fall decorating, so it was the perfect excuse for a little walk in the woods, and a picnic lunch.
In the morning, before we went I made some Scotch Eggs. I first had them many years ago, when I lived in England for a year, and a friend made them and packed them for a picnic there. If you’ve never had one, it’s a hard boiled egg, covered in sausage meat, and bread crumbs, and fried to a lovely golden brown. Here’s how I made them: I hard boiled some eggs for 10 min. Then I cooled them off in cold water and took the shells off. I used turkey sausage, and removed the casing. I formed the sausage meat around the egg with my hands, here’s a tip, it’s less sticky if you run your hands under cold water first, and dry off the egg. Once they’re covered in sausage, coat in flour, then beaten egg, then seasoned bread crumbs. Pan fry in a little oil on all sides, then place them on a cookie sheet and cook them in the oven at 350 for 10-15 min. to ensure the meat is fully cooked. You can serve them hot, cold, or room temperature. We packed them up along with some veggies and a some dip in a mason jar.
The day before our picnic we were out looking for some pumpkins and we stopped at a farm stand and bought some honey crisp apples, fresh apple and pear cider, and some home made butter tarts. So, I packed them up for our picnic too. I poured the cider into pretty individual glass bottles, and brought along some pretty stripped paper straws.
We had a wonderful time enjoying the warm weather, and finding acorns, and fall leaves -even if we did get the different trails a little mixed up.
With beautiful fall weather, excited little girls, and a fall picnic to enjoy, life really is a party.