Tuesday, May 18, 2010

orange you glad it's summertime?

Every summer I set out with the intention to have lots of picnics. Sadly, the gap between "spring" and "summer" lasts about a week down here and picnic weather seems to slip rapidly by me. I suppose I could have a picnic at any point in the summer, but there's just something very unappealing about sitting outside when it's 100 degrees with 100% humidity. In my opinion, it's never fun to sweat profusely while you eat. Air conditioned dining please.

Saturday was the perfect day for a picnic. We found a nice spot in the shade and enjoyed the cool sea breeze. Our menu included: spinach, orange, and fennel salad; various cheeses; multigrain gourmet crackers; grapes; and San Pellegrino. Of course I packed a little bag of homemade treats for Heaven as well.

{Orange and fennel salad}

I'm hoping to have a few more picnics before the weather gets too unbearable, which leads me to wonder...

What are your favorite things to pack for a picnic?

7 confessions:

Jules said...

I cannot even remember the last time I went on a picnic. This is something I should do with Geof before it gets too hot out. The menu for your picnic sounds wonderful, especially the salad, cheese and wine. It must have been light and wonderful! That was also nice that you guys brought Heaven.

Punctuation Mark said...

love picnics... they are so much fun and so typical of summer

Lindsey said...

Aw I love that you had a picnic, so fun!

{lovely little things} said...

Fave things for a picnic: baguettes + fresh cheeses, yum!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

I love the idea of a picnic! I keep saying I am going to do one!

Kate said...

i'm sort of an old fashioned gal when it comes to picnics....i like egg salad sandwiches wrapped in wax paper with lots of dill! and of course homemade chocolate chip cookies (it helps if these are still warm)....i might have a picnic right now. you inspired me!

-Kate a' la Southern Belle Simple

Andie said...

broccoli slaw. It's so tasty!

bread, cheese.