5.05.2009

old fashioned picnic dinners

With warmer weather on its way, I need to shift gears. After months of planning and preparing cozy winter meals, I'm definitely ready for yummy salads and anything grilled--chicken, steak, veggies, pizza. I picked up these plastic food baskets at Cost Plus a few weeks ago. Aren't they fun?

And I love how sliced watermelon looks in my new bowl!

What do you look forward to making for your family (or eating) with summer on the horizon?

19 comments:

Kate said...

I too love the grill. I also can't wait for all of the fresh fruits and veggies straight from the garden!

Danielle said...

Mmmm, I love the grill too...no dishes! Fruit salad is my favorite.

simplebeauty said...

Lots of cold cut sandwiches and chips and cold fruit and ice cream and no dishes :O)

REAL ME said...

Honestly, I just love everything about the summer except the 15 degree days where it is too hot to even swim. But I am really excited to just open the pool, set up some picinic style lunches daily because we got a picinic table for out yard. I like your baskets.

Diane said...

I can't get enough ice cream. But in the summer, we add popcicles too!

Amy said...

Icees and fresh grown tomatoes!

Jessica said...

How fun. My 3-year-old asks every night if we can sit on our deck and have a picnic. ;)

~Amy~ said...

ANYTHING on the grill:) yum-o

~nanashouse~ said...

I love the baskets Jen! You know Dad likes to grill any time of year!

The American Homemaker said...

salads, salads and more salads :)

Sweet Annabelle said...

Summer is the season for eating home-grown tomatoes! Can't wait to taste that first bite of a Beefsteak tomato!

Michelle said...

I LOVE those little baskets! i'll have to be on the look out for a couple!

I've just learned to use the grill =) so i'm looking forward to grilling out a lot this summer!

have a lovely said...

oh that watermelon looks devine...in an adorable bowl, in my hand, and most certainly in my mouth!! haven't had any yet this season...so very looking forward to it now! :)

thanks so for the visit...and after seeing your adorable blog...i understand why you too just loved miss potter!! :)

Becky said...

Anything grown in my own garden! Fresh fruit and vegetables, especially strawberries and WATERMELON. Your blog is really cute by the way. I love your new bowl.

Funky Junk Sisters said...

We really like your blog. You take wonderful pics. You should check ours out sometime. Maybe you can make it to our antique show and flea market in Puyallup, WA.

Linda & Dixie
The Funky Junk Sisters
http://www.funkyjunksisters.blogspot.com

Pamela said...

I collect vintage pyrex bowls ~ they are so great and make any meal better. I love yours the roosters are so cute!

Jeanneoli said...

I love summer because my husband takes over the cooking and we grill almost every night.

skB said...

YUMMY!! Have I mentioned that I've been craving watermelon lately? ? ? In fact, I think I'll head to the fridge after leaving this comment and have a slice:)

Becky said...

even though we are headed into winter on this side of the world.. I've been obsessed with Greek salad lately... cucumber, tomato, red onion, kalamata olives and some fresh feta... Yum!!!