Thursday, May 27, 2010

Picnic in a Basket

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Since the sun has not been shining much at all lately, putting a picnic together sounded like a lot of fun even though we weren't going anywhere. {I just put the picnic together for the picture and am really excited about this summer's picnics!}

We had lunch with dear friends today{even though we haven't had much time together...our hearts are connected!} We LOVE having company over and every time our guests leave, I want to do it again.

It is not about your house, freshly vacuumed carpets, dusted shelves, and a well-manicured lawn. It IS about getting together and encouraging one another. Listening with your heart and not being distracted by your list of "to do's". It is your chance as a hostess to welcome your friends into your home to feel pampered, loved and cared for.

There is a time for inviting friends over for a spur-of-the moment dinner, but there is also a time to have them over for a well-planned, but not overly extravagant meal where the focus isn't the surroundings but the fellowship.

Here is a simple picnic for the park or your dining room table!

Lavash Wraps
Fruit Salad{Fresh pineapple slices and sliced strawberries}
Kettle Chips {Our Favorite}
A fun we had Limonata and Sparkling Pomegranate Juice
Leftover ice cream with cones

Everything was made ahead and we thoroughly enjoyed our time together.

So, if you have been thinking about having someone over and you find yourself being too busy, call them, text them, facebook them or whatever other means of communication you might use. Set a date and stick to it. Keep it simple... sandwiches will do just fine and cute napkins always make any meal extra special!

It will be time well spent and I am sure you will want to do it again...sooner than later!

Lavash wraps
Softened cream cheese
Shredded carrots
Red leaf romaine, torn
Garlic deli turkey , all natural
Sharp Tillamook Cheese, shredded

Directions: Spread a thin layer of cream cheese on Lavash bread. Be sure to cover all the nooks and crannies. Layer veggies, then the turkey. End with cheese. Roll tightly. Wrap with a piece of waxed paper. Cut in half. Tie a ribbon around the middle.

For a picnic: These can be made in advance. Place prepared wraps in Large gallon size Ziploc. Keep chilled until ready to serve.

Just MAKE SURE the carrots and lettuce have been dried with a paper towel so you don’t end up with soggy wraps and end up ordering SUBWAY for your picnic. {ASK me how I figured that out!}

The Yellow bakers twine was ordered from Whitney @ DIVINE TWINE. You will have to visit her site.


  1. what a lovely arrangement, first of all. but i really love that you had a picnic in the dining room. nothing wrong with that! reminds of people camping out in the backyard.

    thanks so much for stopping by the cape on the corner, and yes, you should check out the library. i really love it, i feel like a thief when i load up my bags and waltz out of there without paying! haha.

  2. I live in rainy NW Washingotn (it is raining as I type) so the idea of a picnic is so FUN! Love this post...and your picture is adorable-

  3. oo, that sounds so yummy right now :) thanks for sharing!!

  4. Such a good reminder that is is about the company not the fanciness of it all. I love your ideas and the menu is delightful. We did picnic lunches once in clear corsage boxes...they were so cute. Yours look picture perfect!