Lunch today was the best: family picnic at Iain’s elementary school. I just love putting together picnic food and eating outside on a blanket. Seriously, what could be better? We had Black Forest ham and Dubliner cheese sandwiches with romaine lettuce, mayo, and a hefty sprinkling of black pepper. For crunchies, I packed sweet potato tortilla chips from Trader Joe’s (best tortilla chips. ever.) and a bag of that crazy good Angie’s sweet and salty popcorn. The lunch definitely needed pickles, so I raided the fridge: sweet gherkins, dill slices and bread and butter chips. I wanted to bring fruit that wasn’t too messy, so I pitted a nice bunch of cherries. Yummy sandwiches: check. Crunchies: check. Pickles: check. Not-too-messy-fruit: check. Elegant dining al fresco: check.