Cream cheese, tomato & basil sandwich {$100 Visa gift card giveaway}

*Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by BlogHer & Kettle Brand Chips. I was compensated for creating a summer inspired recipe that pairs with the chips. As always, content, photography & opinions are my own. Cream cheese sandwich

I grew up a deprived child. My mother hated (and still hates) peanut butter. Do you know what that meant for lunch time in elementary school? No PB&J sandwiches. Ever. Instead, I was the weird kid with cream cheese & jelly sandwiches, on wheat bread and usually with a piece of fruit in my lunchbox instead of whatever cool, highly processed snack was in at the moment. Thanks, mom.

Cream cheese sandwich

Come the summer time though, jelly got replaced with tomatoes and without any lunchtime kids around to judge the weird creation, I openly loved it. I have memories of bare feet, swimming pools, playing soccer in the yard and these sandwiches all woven together somewhere in the back of my head. So when I got the chance to talk about what I pack in my summer time picnic basket with Kettle Brand Chips, this combination was the first thing to come to mind. Except this time, it has an edge of maturity with the addition of basil & balsamic vinegar. In fact, a few weekends ago we decided to take advantage of the state park not even 5 miles from our house that we’ve never been to in the almost 4 years of living here and packed up a quick lunch to eat on the picnic tables there. In my bag, a cream cheese, tomato & basil sandwich. In Ulysses’, a peanut butter & jelly. What I used to wish for as a kid now has nothing on my cream cheese combination, go figure. For Ginger, a lot of pathetic whimpering wishing for a bite of either. And for both of us, a big bag of Sea Salt Kettle Brand Chips. Kettle Brand Chips are one of the few potato chips I’ll actually eat. Why? Simple, they actually taste like potatoes. The Sea Salt are my favorite because the ingredient list has 3 things. Potatoes, salt & oil. Crazy huh? A chip whose ingredients you can actually understand. What a novel idea. They were the perfect accompaniment to the cream cheese sandwich with their hint of salt and perfect crunch. Too bad mom didn’t know about these back in the day because I’m pretty sure they would’ve met her “whole” foods/all natural standards for lunch box inclusion. I’m betting the jealousy roles at the lunch table would have been reversed too. Chips > handi snacks.

Cream cheese sandwich

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  1. 1

    Shame I’m in Australia, otherwise I would enter this competition for sure!

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      Running to the Kitchen says:

      Sorry, Jan! It’s through Blogher so I don’t have control over that part of it unfortunately.

  2. 3

    If I’m going to be eating outside picnic style, I always love a turkey and havarti sandwich on whole wheat bread…and wine

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    Picnics are the best!!! Especially if you can actually pack everything in a basket and sit on a blanket (as opposed to a park bench and walmart sacks).

    My favorite thing to bring on picnics:
    -Grilled Chicken Wraps
    -Sweet Potato Fries
    -Grapes
    -Watermelon
    -Fruit Infused Water

    Chicken Wraps

    Ingredients:
    -Whole Gran Tortillas
    -Deli Chicken Breast
    -Fat Free Ranch Dressing
    -Grated Cheddar Cheese
    -Tomatoes
    -Lettuce
    -Olive Oil

    Directions:
    Heat olive oil in a grill pan (skillet with grill lines, used often to make panini’s) on medium heat. While the skillet is heating, lay the tortilla flat and sprinkle the cheese over the entire thing. Next, place the deli meat throughout the center of the tortilla. Add chopped tomatoes and lettuce along side the chicken. Add a line or two of ranch across the top. Place the tortilla with all of its toppings on the heated pan. When the cheese becomes melted, carefully remove the tortilla and place it on a plate. Once the tortilla has cooled enough for you to touch it, take the bottom end of the tortilla and fold it up about a quarter of the length of the tortilla, followed by rolling one side until you have a “burrito” fold. Place the wrap back on the pan, fold side down, just for a minute or so to ensure the wrap holds closed. Wrap in foil and place in your basket!

    Note: A regular skillet or pan can be used to make these, I just really enjoy the crispy grill lines :)

    Sweet Potato Fries:
    I have made so many different recipes for these fries trying to find the perfect ones, and I think that I have recently found it! I like my fries to be more on the crispy side as opposed to the soggy or soft side, and this recipe is it!
    View it here: http://www.everydaymaven.com/2013/crispy-baked-sweet-potato-fries/

    Make sure to wash the grapes before you pack them, and cut your watermelon (cubed watermelon tends to be less messy than slices). Add some lemon, berries, mint, or cucumbers to your water before you head out and by the time you reach your destination your water will be flavourful and refreshing!

    Enjoy!

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    My go to picnic meal these days is:
    - Smoked Salmon or Trout from the local smokehouse
    - Low Sodium Triscuits
    - Bag of baby carrots
    - apples
    - homemade pickle wedges
    - hunk of cheddar, gouda, or munster
    - bottles of cold water
    Nothing tastes better after a morning of hiking the shores of Lake Superior.

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    Pickles, of course. Always pickles!

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    It’s not a picnic without sandwiches and chips!

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    I love to take finger foods on picnics-cheese, crackers, cut up fruit and veggies with a dip.

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    Amanda S says:

    A mini bottle of Korbel…for a fancy picnic!

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    Salt and vinegar chips on my veggie sandwich!

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    Definitely some easily-portable sandwiches (yours look great!), some fruits, and some chopped up veggies with hummus. I love keeping it simple and healthy!

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    I like to make salads and package them in little chinese food containers. Of course sandwiches and chips are a must.

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    Sandwiches, chips and lemonade!

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    My favorite picnic essentials are sandwiches stuffed with turkey, avocado, mixed greens, and tomato slices! I also love to pack homemade granola bars, apples, and Chobani greek yogurt cups! Water with fresh lemon or lime slices too!

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    jeannine s says:

    fresh fruit, sandwiches, water.

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    My summer picnics are not complete without a huge bag of cherries.

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    We always throw together sandwiches/wraps with whatever veggies we have on hand, but the one constant is popcorn! Sounds silly, but it’s the multi-purpose food – you can eat it and feed it to the ducks!

    We usually like to take some frozen strawberry lemonade with us, too (TJ’s low cal lemonade blended with frozen strawberries). Super easy!

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    Lindsay says:

    When my friends and I picnic (or tailgate :)), we usually have sandwiches/wraps, veggies and fruit. Oh, and always pirate booty!

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    Lindsay says:

    I tweeted! @salsapicante33

    What are your essential picnic snacks?I gotta have Pirate Booty! Check out @runtothekitchenrunningtothekitchen.com/2013/05/cream-…“”#SweepstakesEntry””— salsapicante33 (@salsapicante33) May 20, 2013

  21. 22

    Pimiento cheese and white wine….kinda want that right now.

  22. 23

    my lunch basket would include: some sort of sandwich, chips or potato salad. i also like fruit platter.

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    Lisa Brown says:

    I would have sparkling water, potato salad, french bread, cheese, chocolate chip cookies, deli meats.
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

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    Lisa Brown says:

    2nd entry tweet – https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/336537258540793857
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

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    Danielle says:

    i always include cookies and sweets :)

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    I was the weird lunchbox kid too, but now I love it! I’m all about pairing a wheat cracker, slimwich, etc., laughing cow cheese wedge with tomatoes and a little cracked black pepper on top. Yum! My picnic basket go-tos? Anything you can eat with your hands and without cutting: grape tomatoes, cheese slices, crackers, wine (screw-top!), sweets!

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    My go to picnic lunch is turkey and avocado sandwiches. We usually do some fresh veggies and either tortilla or potato chips. Kettle Sea Salt potato chips are my favorite too.

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    I love Kettle Chips – love love love their crispyness!
    I also love pasta salad in my picnic basket :)

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    Christine says:

    My picnic basket has to include sparkling lemonade and sliced watermelon. Everything else in optional ; )

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    tweeted

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    Potato chips are a must. Pita bread, chicken salad, some olives and sparkling water :)

  33. 35

    No Peanut Butter as a child?!? I am so sorry! My picnic basket actually includes peanut butter… I up the typical PB&J sandwich by grilling it, like a grilled cheese sandwich (usually on the Foreman), so it all stays together and is a little crispy!

  34. 36

    I tweeted about the giveaway! @FightingFL https://twitter.com/FightingFL/status/336581477410160640

  35. 37

    I would include lemonade and cookies.

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    Mami2jcn says:

    We pack Portuguese rolls, peaches, and water.

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    Mami2jcn says:

    tweet–https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/336598018675576833

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    I’m all over packed salads with fresh fruit :)

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    carrots and hummus are a must! :)

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    Pasta salad, fresh fruit, water bottles

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    hummus! something sweet too.

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    Jessica To says:

    I always include chips and fresh fruit.

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    Naomi M says:

    I don’t remember the last time I’ve been on a real picnic, but whenever I go hiking I usually pack myself a little snack/lunch to eat at some point. I love munching on carrots, apples, pretzels, and dried mangoes :)

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    Something healthy-but-not, like cinnamon apple chips. :)

    chambanachik at gmail dot com

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    Nicole F. says:

    I’m a big fan of a snacking picnic so veggies and fruit, hummus and crackers, and a few different pasta, quinoa, or bean salads! Yet simplicity is easily just as yummy: baguette, cheese, and wine : )

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    Cellabella says:

    Chicken salad sandwiches with grapes, always!

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    Madeline says:

    We always pack sliced watermelon, crackers, cheese, and sparkling wine :)

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    Christina K says:

    My basket would be filled with light, refreshing foods: salad, berries, sparkling lemon water, and some sweet treat!

  51. 53

    I love any sandwich that involves cream cheese! I did a post for Kettle Chips too and I’m having fun seeing what everyone made!

  52. 54

    I used to live in Australia and we would always picnic after checking out the amazing farmer’s markets…the typical spread included seasonal fruits, yummy dips–sweet chili apricot was my favorite, and some turkish bread for dipping.

  53. 55

    i include usually a salad, with some sort of meat, a fun drink like coconut water and some dark chocolate. mhmmm!

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    I always bring fruit salad!

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    I would include a panino with provolone cheese and mortadella :)

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    12 pack, Ice

  57. 59

    Lots of fruits and veggies, especially frozen grapes! Doubles as an ice pack and a tasty snack :)

  58. 60

    I would include many things… fruits, your sandwich, pretzels…. water :)

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    stephanie says:

    always gotta have bottled water

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    stephanie says:
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    I love cajun turkey w/ pepper jack cheese on po’boy (hoagie-like) bread for a picnic setting. :-)

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    Storme Dorenkamp says:

    Whole wheat bread, thin sliced turkey, lettuce, tomato, mustard, cheddar cheese…. we like to build our sandwiches fresh when we picnic… we do take peanut butter and jelly sandwiches too but they are for dessert :-) sometimes we take chips… I will be sure to try these kettle brand sea salt ones this Sunday. ..and we love to take watermelon too!

    Love your site! Thanks so much for your personality and your recipes!

  63. 65

    I always bring lots of water that I flavor myself with limes and lemons, and a whole wheat turkey sandwich with brie!

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    A wrap. One of my favorites from school – I was often kid with weird food, but my friends loved it… they would trade me my real food for their processed food. To this day my favorite wrap is simple… made on a whole wheat tortilla with cream cheese slathered on, then some turkey breast, tomato, romaine, mushrooms, and pickle. hmmm!

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    I can’t believe you were deprived of pb as a kid and didn’t even have an allergy to it. How awful! Glad you found love in another sandwich though. And even though I know this totally isn’t anywhere close to what you have pictured above – you have me craving a tuna sandwich so I guess that’s what I’d have to pack in my picnic basket (say it like yogi though k?) ;)

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    courtney b says:

    i want salt and vinegar chips and lemonade

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    courtney b says:
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    Tiffany says:

    Iced tea! Always!

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    Renee C. says:

    I love picnics!

    We like to bring wine, brie cheese, a baguette, grapes, figs and dates, dried apricots, hummus, crackers, and some type of pasta salad:)

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    Meighan says:

    My picnic basket includes:
    - a cucumber and avocado lemon salad
    - grilled steak made from the night before
    - sweet potatoes
    - watermelon
    - water bottles

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    I’m all about the pressed sandwiches for picnics myself; some crusty bread, a layer of pesto & mayo, boiled potato slices, hardboiled egg slices, tuna, olives, and greens all smushed under a cast-iron skillet for a few hours. Sandwich perfection!

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    Potato chips are a must for any picnic! A fun tradition my parents had (that I hadn’t thought about in ages) was stopping at the grocery deli to get a rotisserie chicken, mashed potatoes and corn for a quick and easy ‘picnic’ that required zero time or clean-up in their kitchen and was so fun to bring to state parks.

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    I keep it simple, bread, cheese, cherry tomatoes if in season, olives, fruit, and cookies.
    karenreichmann@hotmail.com

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    darn I’m canadian and can’t be entered in the draw, but we always had our tomatoes separate from our sandwiches so our bread wouldn’t be soggy by the time we went to eat!

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    Madeline says:

    I like to have ham and cheese sandwiches, wine, and cookies!

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    Madeline says:
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    Bubbly!

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    I would definitely include some type of raw salad, like a romaine lettuce and celery salad with a vinegar mustard sauce/dressing. Maybe add some strawberries for some sweetness!

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    amy pugmire says:
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    amy pugmire says:
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    Stephanie V. says:

    In my picnic basket is cheese, crackers, red wine, kettle chips (honey Dijon is my fave) and nuts and chocolate
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

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    Picnics always make me long for hanami (flower viewing) picnics in Japan!
    I’d pack onigiri with various fillings (salmon, umeboshi, bonito flakes), croquettes, rolled egg omelet, and seaweed salad!

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    My picnic basket usually includes different types of cheeses, crackers, and grapes.

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    my picnic includes a whole wheat sandwich with ham and turkey and veggies. then, a ton of fresh fruit to go with it!! :)

  85. 87

    There is always wine in my picnic basket. I even have a set of plastic wine glasses (with stems!) to accommodate our obsession ;)

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    Cheese and Vino! I even have “Picnic sticks” that hold the bottle and glasses. Can you tell I take my picnicking seriously?

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    Kelly D says:

    I include cheese sandwiches, pretzels, fruit salad and juice drinks.

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    Kelly D says:
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    I include veggie wraps or sandwiches with sprouts, lettuce, tomato, avocado and cucumbers; potato chips or tortilla chips and lemonade

  90. 92

    Great looking sandwich! In the summer, when tomatoes actually taste like tomatoes and not cardboard, I love tomato and basil sandwiches! Our picnic basket usually has hummus and veggie sandwiches and some fruit.

  91. 93

    love a chicken salad for a picnic!!

  92. 94

    muffaleta sandwiches! my mom always made them growing up and still does. we call them “muffies” :)

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    Susan Smith says:

    I’d pack sub sandwiches, potato chips and fresh fruit.

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    Susan Smith says:
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    Elena Vo says:

    An assortment of cheeses and meats, fruit, and when I’m feeling fancy, chocolate-dipped bananas (THE.BEST.).

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    Elena Vo says:
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    Natalie S says:

    I always include fruit and pasta salad!

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    Sandwiches, hummus and veggies, fruit, and cookies. And iced tea to drink.

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    I always include something sweet (like summer fruit) and something salty (like chips), cheese, bread, and wine.

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    Veronica says:

    ha i loved your story about pb + j’s. i never had them growing up either because my dad is from argentina (definitely never ate pb in his life). i usually had leftover dinners for lunch which, let me tell ya, were notttt impressive to other elementary kids! haha i love kettle chips too though! i would probably pack a sliced egg & veggie sammie :) + chips obvi

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    D SCHMIDT says:

    I love to include quiche, sausage rolls, egg sandwiches, jam tarts and pork pies

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    D SCHMIDT says:
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    Oooh love this! I always have some type of chip/bread and a dip in my picnic basket – it’s the easiest thing to pack and you don’t need utensils!

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    I was a weird kid too! I took that only my sandwich was on white bread. Thanks for the giveaway! I usually pack things for a picnic like cheese, fruit, some type of chips, and water.

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    Adrienne Gordon says:

    Cheese, nuts, potato salad, water.

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    Kate F. says:

    I pack sandwiches, chips, and cookies.

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    PAIGE CHANDLER says:

    Fried chicken, french bread, brownies, and lemonade.

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    Margaret Smith says:

    I’d include italian sub sandwiches cut into small servings, chips, fruit and ice tea.

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    We have sandwiches, chips, and fresh fruit.
    austma7@aol.com

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    soha molina says:

    potato salad

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    soha molina says:
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    i love sandwiches, nuts, cookies, granola, dried fruit, and some salty chips!

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    Susan Christy says:

    Sandwiches or roll-ups, potato salad, fruit, brownies.

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    I have to have bread & butter pickles!

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    Blessie Nelson says:

    Fruit shakes, finger sandwiches, cookies!

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    Blessie Nelson says:
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    Ashley C says:

    I include chicken salad sandwiches, fresh strawberries, chocolate milk boxes, and whole wheat crackers with white cheddar cheese!

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

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    Cynthia C says:

    I would pack turkey and cheese sandwiches, fruit and chips.

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    Cynthia C says:
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    I always pack homemade salsa

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    Alissa A says:

    I include sandwiches, Baked Lays, fruit, and cookies!

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    I would include turkey sandwiches, grapes, and potato chips

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    David Hollingsworth says:

    I would bring ham & cheese crackers.

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    I love chicken fingers, BBQ wraps, and we come with lots of water.

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    Richard Hicks says:

    I would include fried chicken, chips, fruit, and more.

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    Richard Hicks says:
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    Sarah Hirsch says:

    my perfect picnic basket would have a nice salad and some bread.

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    Jessie C. says:

    We pack fruit salad, water , brownies and trail mix.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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    Jessie C. says:

    -https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/338863159744032768

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    Anastasia says:

    On picnics with the kids, there are always PB&J’s, chips, fruit and soda :) Then we add other stuff based on what we have or what’s on sale :)

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    Stephanie Larison says:

    Cheese, crackers, fruit and some sandwiches too! Oh, and some water bottles!

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    sharonjo says:

    I would probably go pretty traditional—turkey sandwiches, chips of course, fresh fruit, brownies. Thanks!

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    Sandwiches, chips, and fruit are classics!

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    pita chips, hummus, veggies, feta

    Thanks! Janna JOhnson jannajanna@hotmail.com Janna johnson on GFC

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    Egg salad (on toast, in a wrap, or on a bed colorful greens) is ALWAYS a must! I put celery, chopped dill pickles, green onions, avocado (sub for mayo), spicy mustard, pepper, a dash of cumin, and semi hard boiled eggs in it. I could eat this for days.

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    I’d pack carrot sticks, an Izzie beverage in Clementine, roasted red pepper hummus, and a Greek salad. :)

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    Samantha says:

    Some nice, juicy watermelon. Delic!

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    Nadine L says:

    It varies, but the go to is usually cold grilled chicken, my homemade macaroni salad and a fruit salad

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    Nadine L says:
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    My picnic basket would include wine, cheese and crackers.

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    sandwiches, fresh fruit, and fresh veggies!

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    We always have fruit, a mayo free salad and sandwiches. Thanks for the post, I am always on the lookout for a new sandwich. :)

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    My picnic always has to have cold turkey sandwiches and chips. Classic combo and it hits the spot!

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    Jacob LaFountaine says:

    Cold cuts, beans, bbq chips and diet sodas

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    Claire McKeon says:

    My picnic basket has, cold fried chicken, potato salad, cole slaw and wine!

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    Jessica says:

    I love snacking, so my basket would have different cheeses, olives, dips and a baguette!

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    Hummus and carrots! Probably a brownie as well :)

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    We always have fruits – apples, bananas, oranges – and cut veggies in our picnic basket!

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    Kathryn Louise says:

    pickles and chips

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    Ellie W says:

    Potato salad and ham n cheese croissant sandwiches are included in my picnic basket.

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    Ellie W says:
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    Always a fresh garden salad and a bottle of water. So yummy! Nothing beats the crunch of a fresh salad for me! :)

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    I would make some sweet strawberry limeade.:)

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    I usually have fixings for subs and a wide variety of drinks in my picnic cooler. Also frozen grapes.

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    Wild Orchid says:

    tweet–https://twitter.com/WildOrchid985/status/341948738668998656

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    Wild Orchid says:

    I would include fried chicken, coleslaw, potato salad, and kettle chips, of course!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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    Wanda McHenry says:

    I include grapes, brie, prosciutto wrapped melon and triscuits! Oh, and wine!

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    Wanda McHenry says:
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    I always include fruit, iced tea, and some ham and cheese sandwiches!

    motioncitycutie(at)aol(dot)com

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    Sandwiches, meats, cheeses, fresh fruit, wine, lemonade and dessert! Don’t forget your blanket.

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    Kim Bozinoski says:

    A picnic always needs to have my granny’s cornbread salad and Asian slaw! And of course some kind of delicious handheld dessert. Cookies or a bar of some sort :)

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    laura ari says:

    I like to include hummus and chips.

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    Barbara Montag says:

    In our picnic basket – Hummus crackers chips salsa fresh fruit and flavored water.
    Thank you.

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    Barbara Montag says:
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    steve weber says:

    water, wine, fruit, sandwhiches, chips, pickles, desserts

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    jen gersch says:

    grape juice and pb j’s

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    nannypanpan says:

    always need something salty like chips and fresh fruit especially watermelon or cherries
    nannypanpan@gmail.com

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    Tea sandwiches, salad, and brownies.

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    Marcia Goss says:

    I like to have fresh fruit (cantaloupe, grapes, watermelon), along with deli meat and cheese for sandwiches.

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    Marcia Goss says:
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    Sharon Rooney says:

    Ham and cheese sandwiches, potato chips, deviled eggs and drinks

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    Sharon Rooney says:
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    sandwiches, potato salad and chocolate chip cookies

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    Michelle S. says:

    I like to include simple things that pack well and that most everyone likes, Sandwiches are usually good, chips, and lots of cold drinks.

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    Michelle S. says:
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    maureen says:

    Fresh fruit, cut up veggies, artichoke dip , chips and cookies and sandwiches. With pop and juice boxes.

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    My son is a fruit-a-holic, so fresh fruit is a must in addition to hummus, whole grain pita chips, cheese, nuts, and some turkey.
    ashaldridge at gmail dot com

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    Margot C says:

    I like the look of your sandwiches; we usually make sandwiches, pack salads, some fruit and always pack chips!

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    Margot C says:
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    Henria O. says:

    Tortilla wraps and lots of fresh fruit and especially watermelon during the Summer!
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

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    rebekah arnold says:

    we include cold cuts, fruit, chips ,drinks , bread and what ever else anyone wants to bring along

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    rebekah arnold says:
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    Denise S says:

    I haven’t had a picnic in a long time, but I always bring sandwiches, chips and cookies.

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    Katherine says:
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    Adrianne B says:

    In my picnic basket, I include fresh fruit, crudite & hoummous, prosciutto, sharp cheddar, napkins, cutlery, and WINE!!!

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    Christina Sparks says:

    Chips, macaroni salad, potato salad and cold sandwiches

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    Lorena Keech says:

    When it isn’t spur of the moment, the basket includes fried chicken, mom’s potato salad, homegrown tomatoes and homemade lemonade.

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    We like to take hummus and pita chips on picnics.

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    Sonya Morris says:

    I include sandwiches (the kids still love pb&j, lucky me!), chips, fruit and drinks in our picnic basket.

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    Sonya Morris says:
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    Cheryl Christian says:

    Love chilled chicken salad, crusty bread, fruit, and a great bottle of wine minus the ants. Garden veggies if we have them. I love picnics!!

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    Cheryl Christian says:
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    sandwiches or foil packs, fruit, chips!! Thanks for a chance to win, too! kmassman gmail

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    Lisa V. says:

    I like to add turkey wraps, veggies and dips, cheese, fruit and wine.

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    I like to take assorted sandwiches, fruit salad, potato salad, soda, and Kettle chips!
    smchester at gmail dot com

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    I always pack my picnic with potato chips, fruit, veggies and dip, iced tea and juice, sandwiches or wraps. It’s just so much fun to go on a picnic.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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    Erica Best says:

    deli meat nice bread, cheese,fruit salad, pasta salad

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    Debra Ford says:

    I like to have finger foods like brie with cheese and some fruit.

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    Angela Kinder says:

    Our picnics always include a sandwich, crisp salad, and homemade potato salad. Yummy!

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    crystal smith says:

    My picnic basket always has potato salad, pasta salad, and cold cuts for sandwiches :)

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    Crystal F says:

    We usually pack easy finger foods like muffins, chips, sandwhiches and lots of drinks. Thank you!

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    meredith says:

    my perfect picnic has some good bread, cheese, grapes (or better yet wine!) and a good dessert

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    meredith says:
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    Chips, watermelon, cupcakes & sparkling water.

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    I always make sure we have watermelon with us.

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    Eugenie says:

    Kettle Brand Krinkle Cut Potato Chips – the crispiest tastiest chip around!

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    we always have fresh fruit like watermelon and cherries!

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    lunchmeats and cheeses

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    Mihaela D. says:

    potato salad and grapes :)

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    I always have lots of fresh fruit, subs, and pieces of dark chocolate in my picnic basket.

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    Daniel M says:

    sandwiches chips fruit wine and cookies

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    Pauline M says:

    I never leave for a picnic without my deli salad…. I found this recipe out of my taste of home magazine and it’s become a favorite in my house!

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    I usually include fruit.

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    ky2here says:

    Depends on what’s around the house. I’m a stingy recycler. Perhaps fruits, veggies, something with quinoia and homemade sparkling limeade.

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    ky2here says:
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    s riches says:

    I like to put cuban sandwiches and honeydew melon in my basket.

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    diane Baum says:

    I include finger sandwiches, kettle chips and fruit kabobs

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    d cosove says:

    BLTs

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    Valeen N says:

    I always have potato salad, yum!!

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    Holly Wert says:

    i include cookies and fresh fruit in my picnics pry.school.1@gmail.com

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    Holly Wert says:
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    tina reynolds says:

    I would have sandwiches, hummus, fresh fruit especially pinapple its my familys favorite and sweet tea./water

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    tina reynolds says:
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    Erica C. says:

    Gotta have fresh fruit!

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    Lisa Garner says:

    We always have sandwiches, fresh fruit, corn on the cob and chips in our picnic basket.
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

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    Lisa Garner says:

    I Tweeted: https://twitter.com/lisalmg/status/352252239257141250
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

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    I always pack hummus and chips, coconut water, and grapes and berries in my picnic basket! Yummy & Healthy! :)

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    I always have sandwiches, fruits and veggies, chips, and potato salad!

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    I always have sandwiches.

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    tracey byram says:

    chicken salad sandwiches, chips, dip, lemonade

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    I always make hummus for our picnics. It tastes great and it good for you too. I make a basic recipe then add jalapenos and roasted pasilla and bell peppers.

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    fresh pita, homemade hummus, lots of dippable fresh veggies, and a big jug of homemade limeade!

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    Shea Balentine says:

    We love Kettle chips… hubby would make sure they were the first things in the basket! =) Gotta have apples and water too!

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    Stephanie G says:

    Sandwiches, fruit salad, chips, dessert, napkins, picnic blanket and drinks.

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    Stephanie G says:
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    brenda robinson says:

    iced tea, a summer fave

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    brenda robinson says:
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    Nick A. says:

    I always include kettle potato chips

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    Thomas Murphy says:

    I have sandwiches, chips, cookies, and drinks in my picnic basket.

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    Thomas Murphy says:
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    Betty C says:

    I love a basket with fried chicken, potato salad, deviled eggs, chips, fruit, cookies and so much more

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    Betty C says:
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    Tabathia B says:

    seedless grapes and danimals yogurt drink

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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    Christian Alejandro says:

    I like to include sandwiches, fresh fruit, drinks, chips, and salad.

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    Christian Alejandro says:
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    Tabathia B says:

    tweet https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/352479918753452034

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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    Amanda Sakovitz says:

    Turkey sandwiches and chips!

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    Amanda Sakovitz says:
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    Sara Floyd says:

    I always have fruit and pasta salad

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    Sara Floyd says:
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    Maggie M says:

    My family is all about sandwiches so that’s usually what goes in our picnic basket. Fruit juice and plenty of water too!

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    Fresh summer fruit salad!

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    LAMusing says:

    I like to have shrimp cocktail, crusty french bread, brie and grapes or watermelon.

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    cc april says:

    One of my family’s favorite foods inside my picnic basket is Chicken and Slaw wraps! They are so easy to make epecially if you use rotisserie chickens. Mix the chicken with some coleslaw, ranch dressing and sweet pickle relish, place on a wrap and roll it. your family will love it!

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    No matter if our picnic is a simple sandwich affair or a gourmet BBQ with skewers of teriyaki steak or chicken, we always include our vintage tablecloths in our picnic basket. I have several wonderful old tablecloths from the 1950s splashed with colorful flowers and designs (and a few indelible stains) that always conjure fond memories and bring back the happy Ghosts of Picnics Past.
    http://greetingcarduniverse.com/eloquence

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    susan smoaks says:

    i like to have a bottle of wine and some fresh fruit in my picnic basket

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    Margaret says:

    I always include iced tea in my picnic basket.

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    Whitney says:

    Turkey sandwich, chips and dip, salad & fruit!

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    Whitney says:
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    My perfect picnic basket would include fried chicken, potato salad and fruit salad.

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    margo mckeon says:

    cold cuts , cheese ,bread and chips and dip

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    Denise L says:

    Olives, feta and hummus!

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    Cheese, grapes, strawberries, crackers & champagne

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