Thursday, October 10, 2013

Picnic To-Go

There have been so many times that I have spotted the perfect picnic spot only to realize that I have none of the stuff required for a suitable picnic. As I was browsing through a magazine the other day, I came across an article on Fall picnics. The photography was beautiful, the scenery in the spread was perfect, it was the quintessential picnic. And it was simple and basic. So, why not prep a basket with all the essentials and keep it in your vehicle's trunk so you would have it the next time a picnic beckoned? All you would need to add is food. Even crackers and cheese counts! 

I grabbed my old picnic basket and filled it up with the following items:


A melamine serving platter or large plate for prep work and a sharp sheathed knife
 

 Napkins, a disposable table covering, and a trash bag.



A couple of pie pans to use as sturdy, washable plates
Thrift silverware wrapped in dish towels and tied with twine
Enamelware bowls
Jars for drinkware

 

 Small lunch bags for single servings of chips, pretzels, or other dry foods.
Just roll them down for easy access.


                                      Blankets for those chilly afternoons or to lay on the ground




                                                       A little one to share a picnic with :)






Can anyone think of anything I missed that would make an impromptu picnic more enjoyable?