One Kitchen, Many Hearts: Picnic

OKMH 2013

Top Row:  Allison , Beka & JeanneCenter: Moi & Kirsten, Bottom Row: Madelyn & Megan.

You know what is just the greatest?  When you’ve finished cleaning up dinner, have a bit of a hankering for dessert and you know that if you just walk down to your mailbox, dessert will be In The Mailbox.

No, really.  In The Mailbox.  You should try it sometime.

This month’s theme?  Was not Mailbox Mealtime, but rather Picnics.

I have mixed feelings about picnics because even though I love the food and the ritual of packing and unpacking the basket, I really hate sitting on the ground (there are bugs, it’s not terribly comfortable).

This month’s box came from Allison who spends much of her life channeling the Road Runner in scorching hot Arizona.  We already knew that she gets me.  But You Guys.  She gets me.

The first thing I pried out of this veritable treasure chest was Pixie Dust from Allison’s darling daughter, HRH.

Magic Dust

That’s how I knew we were getting into some serious business.  I immediately spirited it away to the place where I stash all of my bibs/countdown Post Its/drop bags because I know that it will be appropriately at hand when I need it.

And continuing in that vein, this.


Which is now a part of my running shrine at work.  Because it is The Greatest Thing.

But like I mentioned before, we were supposed to be picnicking.  Right?

The Mix

In the mix: San Tan Brewing Pineapple Wheat Beer, Cocoa Almonds (!), Dried Mangos (where have these been all of my life?!), Cat Treats (for The Tiny Fang from his Arizona cousin, Holden), The Snail, The Pixie Dust, a set of 6 Fruit-Patterned Napkins (as you can see, one made an excellent base for this spread) and…PINA COLADA HOMEMADE MARSHMALLOWS.

But seriously, if your idea of a picnic includes beer and marshmallows, then I AM SO YOUR GIRL.

I am not ashamed to tell you that as of press time (I’ve had this box for approximately a week, the mango and marshmallows have left this Earth and the Cocoa Almonds are well on their way.

Thank you Allison for such a wonderful box – to say that I love it sick would be the understatement of the century.  Next time I’m in town, let’s picnic together, kay?


7 responses to “One Kitchen, Many Hearts: Picnic

  1. Pingback: OKMH–Picnic Edition | Comfortably Domestic

  2. Pina Colada marshmallows are my mallow soulmate–I just know it!

  3. So… I totally didn’t catch cat treats when I saw that snap of the turkey bits and wretched a little. That’ll teach me to scroll down to the photos when I get excited! Love the pixie dust from the little princess and that snail is adorbs. I’m with K on the marshmallows – pina colada may be my mallow spirit animal. They sound wonderful!

  4. I cannot decide which item in this box is the best…the pixie dust or the mallows…both are so outta-this-world awesome. Oh, and also, the snail mascot. And beer. I don’t know anymore.

  5. Love, love, love the snail! Looks like a perfect picnic with nails and treats and butts in the corner!

  6. I’m so happy you like the mallows. I was worried they wouldn’t be pina-colada-y enough to really make their taste obvious. It just seemed like the right flavor for a picnic. Also, regarding the mangos, RIGHT? I cannot actually have them in the house; if I get them, they are gone before I get home because they are so so so so so good. I basically need a mango tree, one of those mango scooper outer things that Kirsten has, and a dehydrator that goes nonstop with them in order to keep up my desire for them.

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