It's another perfect day for a picnic.
I admit to being a minor fanatic of this fading form of entertainment. Whether elaborately planned or impromptu, the simple act of packing a meal and eating it somewhere else somehow makes the food taste better and the occasion feel more special.
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Plus, you get the pleasure of feeding your friends without having to clean your home.
I own not one but three picnic-carrying devices: a traditional flat-top basket, a fancy backpack with service for four (including a corkscrew and little plastic wine glasses) and a soft-sided cooler with a shoulder strap, perfect for feeding the masses. All come in handy, all summer long.
So, what constitutes a picnic? If you have packed food for more than one person and plan to eat it somewhere other than an office break room or a moving vehicle, then you are on a picnic. An outdoor setting is ideal, but not required: Several of my most recent picnics have been served at my carpenter boyfriend's work site. (Where else is a guy encrusted in drywall dust going to eat?)