There is something about this time of year isn't there? So much beauty; the love of our families. There is magic in the air. Wanting to enjoy the outdoors, we decided to go on a little picnic.
I began with my old rustic basket.
A thermos of piping hot water,
If you would like the recipe for this soup, you may visit the post on my blog Parsimonious Pabulum by clicking here.
I baked a large baguette of French sourdough.
I cut up the full baguette.
To add a touch of charm, I wrapped the little bits in paper. Of course, the paper was tartan. :)
If you've been here before, you know I'm just a little obsessed with it.
I laid the small "loaf" of bread on the paper, and cut the paper into strips just a little bit smaller than the loaf.
I rolled the bread in the paper, and tied each with hemp thread.
Voilà! You might even garnish these with a sprig of fresh rosemary or thyme!
The remaining bit of green paper was measured,
and cut to size (kind of), becoming a liner upon which to set the bread.
Next, my little one's thermos of soup went into the basket.
Followed by hot chocolate packages.
On the other side of the basket, I added the plates, and used these twiggy wreaths as buffers.
A spoon for the little one came next.
A couple of large mismatched mugs
went into the basket, buffered by a napkin for each of us.
The cloth (more tartan, ha) went on last, and we headed out the door.
At the lake.
All of the elements were placed on the table (along with some rattan chargers and gourds for finesse), and we were ready for lunch!!