Oh, my gosh, who doesn’t love a picnic? I want to share a really fun, easy way to have a picnic right in your own backyard, with all the outdoor elegance you can aspire to right at home. Have you ever tried a backyard pallet picnic out?
First, find the best location you have where you can spread out and still have fairly easy access to your kitchen.
Then all you need are some tablecloths, blankets, pillows, etc. And you are ready to create your own backyard pallet picnic! Scroll thru for a few tips…
You may also enjoy The Humble Joys of an Old Fashioned Picnic Basket.
Tip #1 Keep it Simple
I made lobster rolls, which are super simple to make and to serve. I’m sharing my favorite lobster roll recipe with you below. Growing up on the coast of Maine gave me a bit of an advantage…:)
Tip #2 Add Lots of Candles
I love adding white candles to small jars and scattering them around for ambiance. It helps keep the bugs away too…
Tip #3 Add Lots of Flowers
Try using different vases of all sizes for a more eclectic look. I also love silver trays, which you can find very inexpensive at local consignment shops.
And how about that pink vintage THERM-A-JUG that I found at a vintage market a couple of weeks ago?
Tip #4 Add Height with Vintage Crates, Stool or Chairs, etc…
This will also help with texture and more table space too for your backyard pallet picnic.
Tip #5 Add Pillows for Comfort!
I just grabbed some old pillows that I had around the house for this backyard pallet picnic…
A fun casual and relaxed style with touches of vintage!
The Best Lobster Roll Recipe Ever with One Secret Ingredient
Ingredients ~ serves 6
- 3/4 cup finely chopped celery with leaves
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh chives
- 1 Tbs. finely chopped fresh tarragon This makes the Lobster Roll, I promise! Add more if you like!!
- 1 Tbs. fresh lemon juice; more to taste
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1-1/2 lb. (4 cups) cooked lobster meat
- 6 Brioche rolls; Ok, so I’m not recommending the traditional hot dog roll…
In a large bowl, stir the celery, mayonnaise, chives, tarragon, lemon juice, 1/4 tsp. salt, and 1/4 tsp. pepper. Stir in the lobster meat and season to taste with more lemon, salt, and pepper.
Spoon the lobster salad onto the rolls. You can either heat the rolls up or leave them cold, whichever you prefer. I personally like them cold. The Brioche rolls really add to the sweetness of the lobster meat!
Serve them up with corn on the cob, pasta salad, chips, and garden salad. A perfect, simple picnic meal!!
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