Dinner to go

picnic-to-go No, it's not a take-out box. It's a vintage picnic 'box' with a feature that really sets it apart from your standard  picnic basket...


Open it up, unpack your stuff, unfold the legs and now you've got yourself a table!

picnic-have-a-seatWe found this gem at a yard sale in upstate New York. I love the red faux crocodile. The legs and sides are aluminum with a bakelite handle. On the inside there are thick elastics to keep your picnic gear in place. It actually came with red plates and old red handled silverware. What a score! They just don't make stuff like this anymore.


We just packed up a simple dinner of  pan fried chicken (which tastes good at room temperature), a nice mixed salad with olives, sweet peppers, avocado, carrots, celery, baby heirloom lettuces, and onion, and a side of marinated mini mozzarella balls with roasted tomatoes.



Have a picnic. Enjoy the sunshine and spring air.

Pack up your basket, your bag, whatever...just take it outside!