Spring and Summer's the perfect time tohave an outdoor picnicit's a great time to get out of the house, smell the fresh airit's also kind of romantic tootoday I'm going to show you a few things I like to pack in my picnic basketlet's get started! So, for a light snack, I always like to pack a fruit and cheese platterI usually use grapes and strawberries 'cause they go really well with cheeseand for the cheese, I used a smoked cheddar and a goudaso I like to get a hard cheese and asoft cheese to balance.
Salads make a really great side dish for a picnictoday I packed a pasta orzo saladin these cute little jars! They're portable, really fun-looking,and really cute to eat out of tooand then for the main dish I like to pack sandwichessandwiches are great for picnics 'cause you can customize them, you can pack them individuallyand then also for the toppings you can pack them on the side so that people can pick andchoose whatever they liketoday I packed a chicken pesto sandwich and here's how I made itall you need is a ciabatta roll, about a tablespoon of pestoa handful of mixed green saladgrilled chickena few slices of swiss cheeseroasted bell peppersand some sliced tomatoestake your ciabatta roll and spread your pesto generouslythen take your mixed green salad and layer it on topnext take your grilled chicken, swiss cheese, tomatoesand roasted bell peppers and layer them on top of each otherand there you have it, your chicken pesto roll.
A really nice way to wrap the sandwich is totake a piece of parchment paper, wrap the sandwich,and then tie it with a string or twinethis adds a really great touch to it that makes it nice and rusticinstead of just a regular plastic bag.
And then for desserts, my favorite partI like to bring some cookies or brownies'cause they're easy to packand they're like finger foods.
Today I packed a dark chocolate with white chocolate chunk cookieand then for the drinkstoday I brought some sparklingwater and some sparkling bubbliesbut a really great addition to your picnic basket would be some sparkling fruit juicejuice, or even soda.
And then to add some final touchesI like to use real silverware and plates because it adds that homeytouch to itand then some fabric napkins'cause it adds a pop of color.
And always have a fresh bouquet of flowers to liven things upAnd there's my picnic basket! What do you like to pack in yours?And also, where do you like to go?the park, the beach, the mountains, the lake?there's so many optionslet me know comment below and if you want to see more videos and recipesplease subscribe belowand I'll see you guys soon! Bye.