What is in your picnic basket? – Not an axe I hope

What is in your picnic basket? - Not an axe I hope 3

Picnics are a great way to spend time together as a family or friends and to enjoy the outdoors after a long hectic week. A good insulated picnic bag or one with a cooler section like this one is really great to pack everything neatly or a hamper basket if you are not particularly keen on cooled treats.

In most cases this is my picnic list:-

  • Simple salads (tiny tomatoes, lettuce, blueberries, radish, strips of chicken — anything that can hold its shape and not go mushy.
  • A box of watermelon slices as long as they are cooled.
  • Bread that can be torn such as baguette, or ciabatta.
  • Little savoury thing that hold their shape such as boiled eggs, hams or sausage. I find these silicone covers are really hand and great as they fit into any shaped container.
  • Loads of whole washed fruit that do not need further preparation – bananas, apples, strawberries, grapes I’m talking to you.
  • Fizzy water infused with lemon, herbs and/or berries. Putting some ice cubes in an infused water shaker keeps the water chilled.
  • I love hot tea and will always carry some in this stainless steel flask which keeps it hot for upto 10 hours.
  • Some items are just difficult to manage hygienically on the go, so we just leave them out – sauces, dressings, mayonnaise, or anything that gets gooey like  ice-cream.
  • Plates and cutlery – we practice re-use, reduce, recycle philosophy so we try not to use paper or disposable plastics. Try this 6 in 1 folding cutlery or this multi-functional cutlery set to save on storage space.
  • Popcorn. Always freshly made popcorn. Popcorn is a must have.
  • If you are the kind who cannot go without your smoothie you can fill  this usb smoothie maker with your smoothie ingredients and simply press when you are ready.

What’s in your picnic basket?

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