Although in Queensland, we have been lucky to not have had the heavy lockdowns of some places, hubby and I have not been go out as much as usual.

This weekend though I felt like a “Cafe” breakfast and a Picnic lunch 🙂

Rather than going out, we decided to look at what we already had.

My usual go to menu item in Eggs Benedict. It really is quite easy to prepare.

A slice of sourdough bread, spinach, ham and a poached egg.
To finish it off, I have a great “cheats” hollandaise sauce that I found years ago on a website.

  • 2 tsp Butter
  • 1 tsp Mayonnaise
  • ½ tsp Lemon Juice
  • 2 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • Salt and Pepper

In a bowl, cup or small jug, microwave the butter until melted
Mix in mayonnaise, lemon juice and mustard and heat until warm.
Whisk until smooth. and add in salt and pepper to taste.

For our picnic lunch, I used two cold roasted chicken pieces and a selection of fruit, vegetables, cheese and nuts from the fridge and pantry.  Served simply on a board, it made for a simple but abundant meal overlooking the nearby beach.