Remember on Monday how I was telling you about the brand new things I got to experience when we were in Finland last week, well here's Brand New Thing #2: Ice Picnicking.
Have you ever been on an ice picnic before? Well, if you haven't I'd be more than happy to explain how the whole thing works. First, clear a spot on the ice to build a fire. I know what you're thinking, won't the fire melt the ice and cause it to break, essentially sinking our lunch and possibly us too? Apparently, no. (I thought it was a good question too.) Next, you collect all your lunch supplies: hot dogs, sausages and mustard, warm tea and juice, beer, a folding table and chairs, fire poker sticks, some paper towels to hold your wieners, cups for warm drinks and a cute red and white table cloth. Get the boys to carry the big stuff and bring the rest in a pretty little wicker picnic basket. When you're all set up, it's time to eat. Stick your sausage on a fire poker and roast. (Tip: avoid big flames, stick to the areas with nice hot coals.) When you've achieved a nice crispy outer layer on your sausage, it's done. Squeeze on some of your favourite mustard and, taa-daa, lunch is served! That's pretty much all there is to it. There may still be time before the ice melts for you to have your very own ice picnic!
Have a great Wednesday :)
(photos: Bess Callard)