It's a picnic kind of day today. In fact it's the first time all year I've gotten up and looked out the window and thought about a picnic. It was a good feeling knowing that there will be only more and more days to come like this one. Below you will find a quick guide from Country Living for a no-hassel picnic. Here's to a beautiful spring weekend with friends and family! Cheers!
Step 1: Keep it easy. Picking a food theme — pastries, fruit, and iced tea
or wine, cheese, and bread — can help simplify the menu.
Step 2: Be prepared.
Choose ready-to-serve foods to reduce prep work. Sandwiches, whole fruit, and
individual-sized desserts are ideal.
Step 3: Stock up on drinks. Thoroughly
chill your beverages before pouring them into thermoses to ensure they stay cold
Step 4: Stay cool. If you're not planning to eat right away,
pack mayonnaise-based dishes in a cooler to maintain proper
Step 5: Add memorable touches. A small pot of buttercups makes
a charming, low-maintenance centerpiece that complements a simple meal.
ready: Keep a blanket and supplies in the trunk of your car and you'll be all
set for an impromptu picnic whenever the mood strikes. In your kit, stash a few
inexpensive plates and cups, along with Tote Le Monde's handy Kahala Placemats,
which feature slots for your silverware
Written by Elizabeth Roehrig for Country Living