We love it when we can sit outside to eat dinner. I think that’s where a lot of the appeal in camping comes from for me. I don’t know why food tastes better when there’s no roof over my head – it just does.
I guess one of the most important parts of eating outside is having somewhere to set your plate. If you aren’t happy with the lap method, check out these instructions to make your own picnic table and benches on Ana White.
After all that hard work you probably want to protect that new table from spills, don’t you? Make this No Sew Bandana and Recycled Jean Table Cloth with DeandrasCrafts on Instructables.
Nothing says picnic like buttermilk fried chicken. Check out this tasty recipe from Jo Cooks.
If you ask me what I remember from the numerous family picnics I attended as a kid, one of the first things I’d say is macaroni salad. This Caprese Pasta Salad from The Recipe Critic has just the right amount of nostalgia for me, while sounding much tastier.
There’s nothing like a good hand pie. If you’ve never tried them, get started with this berry version from eHow.
You definitely don’t want bugs crawling around on your delicious outdoor meal. Solve that problem with these bowl covers from The Gracious Wife.
Everything about this Summertime Sun Tea from Thirsty for Tea is perfect for enjoying some time outdoors.
If you happen to have a pool, or other body of water, you can float those drinks in this Noodley Beverage Boat from macgeek on Instructables.
Let’s face it – eating outside can sometimes be a little messy. Keep a Painted Personalized Napkin Dispenser from Dukes and Duchesses on hand, just in case.