For a picnic Niçoise salad, combine in a large tuperware:
- lettuce, washed, dried, and ripped into pieces
- sweet potato, cut into wedges, simmered 10 minutes, then chilled ten minutes in ice water
- one can anchovies, washed and with the bones removed
- Nicoise olives
- cherry tomatoes
Don't forget blankets, silver wear, plates, cups, and a good red wine, preferably a Zinfandel. Find a YouTube fireplace to temper the cold, and for background play a Hilary Hahn CD off of iTunes.