Lesson of the week: Don’t trust weather.com. Take the weather as it comes.
Two weekends ago, the weather was miserable: downpour all day long. Sick of being stuck inside, I immediately sent a mass e-mail to all my friends about a picnic for the following Sunday. What I didn’t do was make sure the weather was okay. Forecast for Sunday on Monday prior: rain and cold….. Oops. I wasn’t deterred because they are off in predictions sometimes and hoped my instincts were right. Sadly, I checked the weather everyday until Thursday to find no significant changes -forecast of rain and temperatures in the 40s…. I sent an e-mail later that day cancelling the picnic, and I made alternate plans to go hiking on the Billy Goat Trail (you can hike in any weather) and tutor kids.
Sunday comes and what do we get? PERFECT weather in the 70s with not a cloud in the sky. An amazing day. Even though hiking was nice, I was bummed about cancelling the picnic.
The weather has been so nice since last weekend, I organized a picnic (for real this time) in Meridian Hill/Malcolm X Park today.
Crepes– This is my go-to recipe for crepes. It never fails! Plus, I love Alton Brown.
- 2 large eggs
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 cup flour
- 3 tablespoons melted butter
- 1/2 cup salted sunflower seeds
- 3/4 cup walnuts
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 50 g (about 4 Tbsp) butter
- 4 Tbsp honey
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tsp cardamom
- 4 egg whites
The rest: Pita chips, cookies, seasoned popcorn, blueberries, hummus, vanilla cake with hazelnut frosting, and grapes! Mmmmm. Delicious!!
After today’s picnic, I vowed to make it a monthly occasion. Keep checking for what is on the menu next month!!