Are you guys having an amazing summer or what? Anyone traveling much? We have been having a blast over here. Mixed in with summer camp there are some vacations and a whole lot of outdoor play time. We love picnics. With the temperatures hotter, less time is spent in the kitchen & more time in the pool and at play. As we get closer to the submission date for our Alexia Foods Reinvent a Classic French fry recipe challenge (less than a week away.)
I want to know what you bring on your picnics? We always have our favorite sweet potato fries on hand…’cause we are addicted to them.
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Of course we bring squirt guns. Life is more fun when you can drench your brother or sister.
Our picnics take place on the beach, parks and even our own back yard. Great views are fun. Amazing food is essential. There is something simple & fabulous about enjoying meals outside. Perhaps it is the sound of the gentle breeze and the ocean waves.
Maybe it is the chirping of the birds…..
Picnics by the pool are fun too. I love swimming, keeps me in great shape. Do you guys swim or do you prefer to lounge by the pool? I can’t sit still long enough to lounge.
My kids can’t get enough pool time. They also have a hard time sitting still.
Here are those sweet potato fries I was talking about…..They get packed in school lunch boxes as well.
See this picnic basket I found on Etsy? I want it. Don’t buy it before me OK? You might get the last one. It is appropriately called the *Happy Day* picnic basket. Photo curtesy Little Lady Vintage. Did I mention that I am addicted to Etsy and Instagram these days.
I have some great ideas up my sleeve for this French Fry competition that I cannot wait to share. But they are top secret, remember?
Here are some of our picnic essentials….
- Fresh Fruit
- Crispy Chips
- Dips & Chips
- Snack Cake, Cookies, Muffins & Bars
- Sweet Potato Fries
- Ice, Juice & Water
- Camera gear, which lately is my iPhone with Instagram
- a Vintage blanket
- that new wicker basket above (Just ordered by the way since I have been writing this post. Couldn’t resist)
I would love to know about your Picnic Tips…..
- Do you have a wicker basket or do you pack everything up in a back pack?
- What are your favorite picnic foods?
- Any tips to keeping cold food cool & warm food hot?
- Do you have a favorite picnic blanket?
- What toys and games do you bring along?
- Any favorite magazines or books?