It was a gorgeous afternoon and no one was about since it was mid week. Luckily even in Maui, you can find little stretches of beaches all to yourself. The water was a brilliant turquoise and there was gentle breeze. There were a few small waves to be had even as the seasons change. Even though it’s November, it still feels like summer in my mind!
Even though it was mid week, it couldn’t help myself take a little break out by the water to refresh and recharge. Dishes that can be easily prepped in advance or with little effort on the day are ideal for a midweek picnic. These recipes have simple but quality ingredients which makes a difference. Plus you will have them to enjoy for the rest of the week too.
My mother often made this simple pasta salad for picnics or a casual gathering. I find myself making the same dishes unconsciously as she had done when I was a child. It’s amazing how food has such a deep rooted effect on you and your memories.