Boy-o-boy did I enjoy myself this weekend! I’m not sure if it was the long weekend or National Braai Day or the fact that I got to hang out with The Co-Pilot all weekend long, but wowaweewa I had a good time! I hope you guys did too! I heard someone mention last week that they thought it was interesting that the biggest thing we have in common culturally in this country (or at least that which all the focus has been put on surrounding Heritage Day) is turning raw meat on an open flame, but there’s so much more to it than that, don’t you think?
After a wonderful day of braai-ing on Friday there were lots of yummy leftovers which were surreptitiously packed up into a picnic basket & bundled into the car which sped off in the direction of Deer Park. I’d never been there before, yet heard so many people gush over how lovely it is, so was super stoked when The Co-Pilot suggested we take our carcinogenic picnicings there..
It must be said at this point in time that The Co-Pilot is a master of sandwich-making. The man is known far and wide for his magical skills with bread and fillings. No two sandwiches are the same, and ingredients range from random to exotic & always delight the salivary glands. My cue to down tools, pick up a refreshing beverage & assume a position of chillage.
We also took along some red onions, tomatoes, some old-school iceberg lettuce (LOVE that stuff) & a big chunk of medium-rare rib eye steak. Earlier that day we’d got a fresh loaf of ciabatta from the blokes selling bread out their Venter trailer at the Biscuit Mill. You guys know who I mean right? Of course you do!
Here’s what went down on my sandie:
And The Co-Pilot’s sandie… (it should be noted at this stage that off-camera I am guzzling 1 x nomalicious sandie!)
As you can see, much nomming & chillaxing done. I recommend you get your picnic baskets out this summer & take advantage of all the beautiful places our beautiful city offers. Happy Heritage Day!