Thursday, June 21, 2012
Tips for Successful Picnics
TUFFO Water Resistant Outdoor Blanket for $39.95 (with carrying case). Larger groups might need picnic tables. In that case, remember tablecloths (ones that wipe clean are best). And to keep older friends or family comfortable, remember the folding chairs.
Third: Transporting the goodies. Consider how long cold stuff will have to keep cold, and how to keep warm stuff warm. To prevent things from sliding around in the car, use a big cardboard box, or large plastic tub (Rubbermaid, for instance) to keep everything together. Don't you love those coolers on wheels? We've even packed the non-food stuff in wheeled luggage. It's so much easier to pull something than it is to heft it.
food umbrella sells for $6.61). For night picnics, bring a portable gas heater and some lamps. And be sure your car is prepared for any contingency that could ruin the trip--jumper cables, a usable spare tire, and the number for a towing company (ask us why we suggest this…).
Picnicking is a great way to keep the family eating together through the summer, and good preparation makes it successful. So here’s to family dinner made easy, a la fresh air!