I’m Kate- mama of three, wife to one. I look forward to Summer all year long and everything that comes with it! Especially lazy days and having a picnic!
With the Summer weather in full swing in the Pacific Northwest, I plan to have lots of picnics this year! I bought a picnic basket about 11 years ago and you want to know how many times it’s been used? Twice! One of which was just over Memorial Day weekend! So I’m looking forward to using it many more times!
This particular basket came with 4 plates, 4 sets of silverware and 4 glasses (all plastic), so that’s a great start!
Next, I’m basically obsessed with flavored water these days. My favorites are strawberry water and cucumber/lemon. I try to keep jugs of these on hand most of the time.
Some of my favorite “picnic” foods are sandwiches, fried chicken/chicken strips and jojos or even these BLT wraps. Yum! I like to have a pasta salad, or even a green salad. It’s great to have fruit like strawberries or grapes, or my husband’s favorite, watermelon! Tyler loves goldfish and raisins, so you can bet we’re going to have some of those packed in.
You have to have something to sit on, so I always have a couple of blankets in the car. I recently saw someone talking about the amazing quilts that you can buy on Etsy and after checking them out I decided that I’ll make it my (next) Winter project to make a large picnic quilt!
And last, you have to have some entertainment. With three kids we’re always busy, but we most always have a deck of cards, or a frisbee along.
And that’s that!