Lisa writes:

This is a completely unrelated question, but I know you guys are avid picnic-ers…we’ve been going on a lot of picnics, and are in need of meal ideas for them!  I feel like all we do is PB&J, and the kiddos are getting tired of it.  What do you guys bring?  😉  Any advice would be helpful!

Can I just say that I could have PB&J sandwiches on a picnic a couple times a week and not get sick of it. I really enjoy them. But not everyone is like me. Also they can be messy.

Here are some things we’ve done:

Easy: Subway or Grocery Store Fried Chicken.

Fun: We’ve saved a couple pizza boxes after we had a delivered and now we use them to bring homemade pizza on picnics. Everyone likes pizza.

Different from Sandwiches: Wraps. Put in anything your kids want.

For Cooler Days: carry Beef Stew or Chilli in a crock pot. Bring paper bowls. Not advisable for long hike picnics.

Unique: One time Debbie brought chicken pot pie on a picnic. Quite enjoyable.

Is that enough to get you started? Other suggestions from anyone?