I’ll let you in on a secret:
Shhhhh! I’m not that much of a cook. I can and do enjoy it, but I don’t tend to do cutesy or anything really memorable for food aside from Santa cookies……… So, I was racking my brain trying to think of what I’d write about. I mean if you want great cute recipes you go to Almost Unschoolers of Superheroes and Princesses and sit back and say, “Wow! I would never have thought to do that.”
But, you know what I’m good at. Picnics. I love to have picnics. So, here’s my tips for quick grab and go picnics:
1. Have the staples on hand. In our house that is: bread, peanut butter, jelly, chips, fruit snack, and juice boxes. For me, as soon as I get those individually wrapped items home I take them out of their boxes and dump them into a central box, it cuts down on boxes in my pantry.
2. Buy a large bag of the chips your kids like. Then reapportion them into snack size bags. It’s cheaper than buying the pre-made snack bags, and since my kids are little, it’s closer to how much they eat. This also helps keep me and my husband from eating half the bag in one sitting. What is it about Cheetos?
Sigh, silly Amazon putting huge amounts of space around their picture.
4. Buy a cooler like this and it will pack all of your containers, several drinks for everyone and a snack.
That’s my tips. Anyone have any others? Any favorite picnic recipes? I have a pasta salad one I’m going to share next time. It’s my go to for large groups on a picnic.