Want to know my favorite way to enjoy dinner? It would be on a picnic. A warm, sunny, summer evening. Cool, soft grass. A basket full of a delicious meal. And, my favorite people gathered around me all cuddled together on a blanket. Life doesn’t get much better.
For Mother’s Day this year, instead of a traditional breakfast-in-bed or a large Sunday supper, try surprising that lucky lady with a basket full of a delicious dinner to go.
To add a level of sophistication and elegance to the picnic, I had menu cards printed up from Minted. Not only does having a menu card add a lovely touch and detail to the basket, it also was very useful letting my picnic guests know what it was they were about to eat.
For my picnic I went for a meal that my whole family adores Chicken Milanese with Arugula Salad found in The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook. I started the meal off with a favorite appetizer – cheese platter, cured meats, and crackers. And, ended the evening with sweet dessert crepes. Bananas, and Justin’s Hazelnut butter anyone?
This is going to be my new tradition for Mother’s Day. And, I am so excited to start this year! What’s your favorite Mother’s Day tradition?