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Chutz
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   Posted 6/9/2010 10:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, we're beginning to get close enough to the weekend to almost see it! Makes me happy anyway. If the weather was a bit better I'd love to pack a picnic and take hubby for a Sunday drive (ok, he can do the driving wink ) and take our dog and cameras. Here in NW Washington state we're getting rain regularly and it's still so cold there is no way a tomato plant would grow even if you begged it with steer manure tea!...lol tongue

But I'm going to assume the weather is going to be nice and am going to plan this picnic anyway. Worst case scenario is we eat it at home by the fire! Yes, I'm still building a fire in the woodstove on occasion, it's that cold! Anyway, if you were going on a picnic what would you pack? This could be with a spouse,S/O, kids, a friend or family member...or just take yourself and go out to people watch. shocked scool

I think I'll make this a light lunch and we'll go for crackers and some nice cheese. We had some Wensleydale with cranberries a while back and for those who are Wallace and Gromit fans, it IS really good. And our favorite crackers for spreading at the lite Ritz or whole wheat Ritz. Must have some fresh fruit to go with a lunch like this! Some melon sounds wonderful and maybe a little watermelon. I can cube up some of each and put it in also. Hmmm, must have some sweets to top off the lunch. How about homemade soft and chewy ginger cookies. Like a ginger snap minus the 'snap'. tongue Let's add to that some water and maybe a diet soda or two and we're set...except for puppy. She has her own lunch bag and in there she has a folding water bowl, a tub or two of doggie dinners...you know, those ones made as a meal for little dogs, about the size of a small can of cat food. A couple of those make a great appetizer for her!..lol But I'll take some extra lettuce and some apple for her..she LOVES raw veggies and fruits, even oranges and romaine lettuce!

OK, our lunch is packed for a weekend drive. What are you going to pack in your picnic basket?
Chutz
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Lindaloo
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   Posted 6/10/2010 4:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Chutzie,

I can't believe it is still that cold where you are!! I envy you and would love to trade some of our oppressive heat here in Florida for your cold. It is in the 90's but feels like the 100's. I went out to check the mail today and nearly died on the way back!! Too hot for humans.

But on to the topic. I would always pack my famous fried chicken. It's my father's recipe and tastes wonderful cold or hot. I would also make a potato/egg salad and bring some unsweetened iced tea for me with lemon, and some coke for hubby. Probably pack some cake for dessert. NOthing too fancy or really diet friendly, but a picnic is a very rare event for me, so what the heck.

Thanks for this topic and all your wonderful topics Chutz. You are the moderator extroidenaire and I love you!!

Blessings to all!

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   Posted 6/10/2010 5:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Hoky Smoke Bullwinkle! I'd love to go picknicking w/ you girls! Linda, I resemble that remark about too hot for humans! I must not be a human because I've been out there sweating in the heat every day! Well actually I start around 7 or 8am and come in around 11 then take a nice nap after some watermellon & gatoraid! Then take care of some e-mails and forums. Oh boy, we have been eating some watermellons ever since the price dropped about 2 weeks ago! They were $7 or $8 for a good size>crazy! Now they are around $2.50 to $3.50 and dropping, especially if you see a pickup full on the side of the road selling them cheap! Oh I love watermellon, I can eat an unhuman portion!!!!!!
My big news is that my watermellon plants have mellons. Yip-EEE!!! When Dani was here I showed Tessa & Rose a little mellon about a inch long, evan had stripes on it! The same little mellon has at least trippled in size already in just a couple days! I'm hoping to have a major mellon crop in a month or two! I know it's just a mellon but it's my first time growing them and I'm so excited! I have ears of corn too!
Linda, did you get the Flip video I E-mailed you the other day?? It shows my garden where I dug too much and hurt my back!! It wasn't a very nice one, I whined through the whole thing! I'll make a nice one and send it to you and Chutzie of the garden!
OK sorry to change the post, lets see??? a picknic?? I think I'd go for some of Linda's famous fried chicken, cold! Boy that sounds good! Also some potato salad, coldslaw, some baked beans, black beans or pinto beans (never met a legume I didn't like!) and maybe an apple pie w/ Unsweet ice tea. Geeze, now I'm starving! I have to go cook something for dinner now! Thanks for getting me all reved up!!
Love and big nonhuman Hugs!!!
Pete
PS> Lindaloo, you sound good today, are you feeling better??? I sure hope you are! Your still at the Very Top of my Prayer List!!!
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skeye
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   Posted 6/10/2010 5:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Pete,

I'm growing watermelon this year for the first time as well, except my plants don't have melons yet. They don't even have flowers, but then again, it is still much cooler up here in New England. The past few days have barely hit 60 -- although last week was in the 80's.

To answer the Koffee Klatch question -- I like Chutzie's idea of cheese & crackers and fruit. That sounds perfect to me -- although I'd take Gouda cheese instead. I love that stuff!

Skeye
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