THE ULTIMATE PICNIC PACKING LIST
Requested by @megbarrett Do you often wonder, as I do, if 🐜 are such busy creatures, why do they always end up at a picnic?
- •From the French:"Pique Nique"Defined as a meal taken outdoors, picnics can be elaborate or very simple. I like a combination of both!
- •Curiouser and curiouser!I might include a favorite folding camp chair if the ground is questionable (wet, rocky, etc).
- •Most times a sturdy table cloth is enough to lounge on. Small throw rugs have been known to appear in my arsenal of seating "al fresco".
- •I use a variety of food containers packed for the excursion:
- •My big cooler is easily stowed in the trunk with drinks and snacks. Interstate rest stops often have shady tables for a break from highway hypnosis.
- •Feeling romantic, I might be packing my iconic wooden basket (a la Longaberger).Destination: under a tree, beside a waterfall with my sweetheart. I will include cloth napkins or a pretty tea towel, tins of interesting nibbles, light plastic plates, a thermos of tea, you get the gist.
- •So, onto the food! There are rules! It must:Be made in advance. Travel well. Nothing messy or soggy. Eaten by hand, or with very little cutlery. Nothing crushable.
- •Doesn't matter what the circumstances are for this meal, as long as you are prepared for the elements and have something yummy stashed for later, everything tastes better outdoors!
- •When the party is over:
- •Gotta have a trash bag for cleanup!!! Don't forget the damp wipes in a ziplock bag- especially nice for sweeping away all evidence of picnicking!
- •Lastly, Altoids, anyone, for minty fresh breath?