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Your Ultimate Picnic Basket

Say you are planning the ultimate picnic. What goes in your basket?

Mine would be:

Big slice of country pate
Baguette
Jar of nice Dijon mustard
Gherkins
Wedge of good brie
Carr's Whole wheat crackers
Pea Salad
Fresh Strawberries
Brownies
Bottle of light bodied red wine

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  1. Grapes
    Watermelon
    Cold fried chicken
    Lobster salad
    Pasta salad
    Cole slaw
    Lemonade
    Iced tea
    Chocolate chip cookies
    Blueberry pie

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      1. re: Jerseygirl111

        Ooh, blueberry pie! I have to make one now.

      2. Bread
        pork pie
        hard boiled egg
        pickled onion

        Give me those and I have no need of more.

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          1. re: jpc8015

            Preferably a Melton Mowbray one.

            1. re: Harters

              Melton Mowbray or a chicken and leek pie are what I aspire to make before every picnic and it still hasn't happened. Perfect food.

              1. re: JungMann

                My partner is the baker of the twosome - made a hot water pastry pork pie the other week. It was very good. Not as good as a Melton Mowbray but then they are professionals.

        1. Great topic!

          To me it really depends on the type of picnic.

          Picnic at the park in early spring- good cheese, salami, pate, baguette, white wine and maybe some good chocolate for afterwards.

          Height of the summer evening picnic at the beach-some kind of fun cocktail with nuts, olives and maybe cheese/crackers to start. Lobster rolls with cape cod chips, watermelon/feta or a sweet corn salad along with champagne or a nice rose. Dessert would be something with fresh strawberries or ME blueberries.

          Fall picnic would be assorted crusty sandwiches, bacon potato salad, beer and oatmeal cranberry cookies for dessert.

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          1. re: foodieX2

            You Spring picnic sounds great. The other two are not bad either.

            1. re: foodieX2

              I love the sound of these seasonal picnics!

              1. re: foodieX2

                Your spring party would be mine for pretty much anytime, only I'd like oatmeal chocolate chip cookies instead of the plain chocolate :)

                1. re: foodieX2

                  Your summer picnic is what we bring to the beach on the Fourth of July before the fireworks show :)

                2. Cold fried chicken
                  Cheddar cheese, sliced up and warmed by the sun
                  A cold can of 50/50
                  Cut up crudites with homemade garlic blue cheese dressing
                  Chocolate chip cookies or blondies
                  A crispy tart apple
                  Tortilla chips or salt and vinegar potato chips to put the cheddar cheese on
                  A baggie of damp paper towels

                  1. Good, hearty bread, good cheese, good summer sausage. A garden salad with fresh in season ingredients and home-made dressing. Some fruit (local and in season). An ice cold beer. Maybe some good quality olive or antipasto. Some sort of sour cherry, blueberry or raspberry squares to finish.

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                    1. re: tastesgoodwhatisit

                      How about a Caesar salad done with whole Romaine spears so no silverware is needed. Fingerfood.