every once in a while, you need a super relaxing evening at home. you know the kind i'm talking about. simple meal. favorite show. pjs on. well, that's exactly what craig and i needed the other night. so we turned to our time tested formula - the couch picnic.
craig - the couch picnicker
our couch conveniently converts futon-style into a lovely full size bed. so, when we're feeling especially lazy, we lay it down and enjoy our dinner picnic-style. it's really a wonderful arrangement. we sit, cross-legged with the food spread out before us and chat, chow down and enjoy some quality tv as we take a mini-vaca from reality.
the other night we enjoyed simple salads - 1/4 head ice berg lettuce still in its wedge form, fresh tomato, avocado with an avocado/balsamic vinaigrette. yum. to flesh it out a bit (and make it fun) i also put out a small spread of interactive options. homemade bread (yes the leftovers from the party) with my mom's basil pesto and erin's cauliflower curry as toppings.
this set-up totally classes up traditional couch potato behavior. there are no plastic trays of previously frozen food. no open pizza boxes with a massacre inside. our couch picnic included actual plates, real (fabric) napkins and utensils (gasp!).
the next time you're in need of low-key night at home, couch picnic it up. let me know if you like it. (but i have a feeling you will...)