26 September 2011

Our Pinterest-Inspired Picnic

I've been pinning so many fantastic recipes lately - so many wonderful recipes that I haven't had ANY time to try.  When the sun FINALLY came out on Sunday after a week of rain, I knew what I had to do ... send my husband to the grocery store ;).

I decided I would spend the afternoon cooking (which I enjoy so much more than the marking that was piling up), then we would take the kids on a drive to see the beautiful leaves and have a picnic supper.  Our picnic supper was totally Pinterest-inspired.

I started with Baked Parmesan Garlic Chicken Wings.  I normally don't like chicken wings, but everyone else in the family does, so I made them ... and they were DELICIOUS!!!  Definitely on the "to-make-again" list.  My husband said they were better than the wings at his favourite restaurant ... can't beat that compliment!

Then I made Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pull-Apart Bread (a.k.a. - Crack Bread).  WOW!!!  It definitely deserves it's nickname.  It was still warm from the oven when we started our picnic, and it smelled wonderful!  Glad I had four other people to help me eat it, 'cause I definitely would've eaten the whole thing myself.

We finished our meal with Caramel-Swirled Pretzel M&M Blondies ... ummmmm .... YUMMY!!!  The perfect finish to the perfect picnic.  The kids thought this was the best dessert ever - and I'd have to say they're not far off.

We had a fabulous day full of family fun, great food, and colourful nature.  What a GREAT way to spend a Sunday!!!

Happy Monday!!!


  1. Your family is beautiful and it sounds like you had a truly wonderful day. You'll never regret the extra time and effort you give to your children....they will be in college before you know it! Sigh.....

  2. Thanks for sharing!! I am definitely going to try that pull apart bread!! Sounds delicious!!

  3. I enjoy your blog. I gave it a "I Heart Your Blog" award.

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  4. I want to come to your next picnic, lol! That bread looks delicious!