Fun with Food

Thinking Outside the Basket

Lunch in a Box

Lunch in a Box

This last week in August makes us want to fully enjoy the precious moments of a fleeting summer so we’re hoping to squeeze in a picnic or two.  In the yard or on the beach, this meal eaten en plein air or al fresco typically involves a basket filled with goodies and the menu does not have to consist of sandwiches, potato salad and brownies.  Here’s a sampling of some picnics with international flair that have us thinking outside the basket…

Swedish Smorgasbord

Swedish Smorgasbord

Italian Panini

Italian Panini

Icelandic Spread

Icelandic Spread

"Pique Nique" de Provence

“Pique Nique” de Provence

Jamon y Queso

Jamon y Queso

How are you celebrating the last days of August?

Photos: boxed lunch, smorgasbord, baguette panini, Icelandic spread, pique nique, and Spanish sandwich

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5 Comments

  • Reply Jeanne McKay Hartmann August 27, 2014 at 8:38 am

    What pretty picnics! I’d take that fig baguette anywhere, yum! We are celebrating the last days of summer by being outdoors as much as possible and soaking up every last ray of sun. Yesterday this meant a long lunch by the lake and a few sips of rosé by the pool. A picnic seems like the perfect way to say goodbye to summer! Hope your last few days are gorgeous! XOXO

  • Reply designchic August 27, 2014 at 9:38 am

    Why do my picnics never quite look like this?! All so beautiful and each looks delicious!! Maybe a labor day picnic is just what we need…

  • Reply Tone on Tone Loi Thai August 27, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    We’re heading to Maine for the holiday weekend. Hope to enjoy a picnic with lobster rolls and salads – deelish!!! Thanks for the inspiration. Have a great one!! xoxo

  • Reply Sandy @ You May Be Wandering August 27, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    Every single one of these pictures looks divine!! I definitely need to celebrate the end of summer with an al fresco dinner! Hope you are having a terrific week! xoxo

  • Reply The Enchanted Home August 27, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    That Italian panini might be the prettiest thing EVER!~ Wow and I bet its delicious too:) I love any excuse for a picnic but admittedly mine never never look quite this stylish:) Hope you have a wonderful Labor Day weekend whatever you are up to!

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