Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Date Night Idea: Go on a Picnic

(We choose our favorite picnic spot at Calabasas Lake for our engagement photo location)

The key to a great picnic is keeping it simple while being prepared.

The Picnic essentials list:
Blanket
Picnic Basket
Napkins
Utensils (don't forget a knife!)
Cups or wine glasses
Corkscrew/Bottle Opener
Cooler/Ice
Music - make sure you have a great playlist on your ipod (I like the Ameli soundtrack for Picnics)
Game - Bring a kite or frisbee or even travel scrabble for entertainment
Garbage Bag

The Menu:
Cheese: Get a few different Blue Cheeses to sample and compare
Fresh Bread: I like fresh bread with cheese, plus a baguette makes my picnic basket look complete
Fruit: Bring raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, or grapes
Sandwiches: I like BLTs - In order to ensure the bread isn't soggy, pack the ingredients separately and then assemble them on the picnic
Water: Sparkling water steps it up a notch 
Wine: I like a crisp pinot grigio for a picnic
Dessert: Stop at a bakery and get a couple different pastries to try.

Where is your favorite picnic destination?

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