Pontoon Picnic

P is for Pontoon Picnic. . .

Jenny Matlock

I’m joining Alphabe-Thursday ~ this week’s letter assignment is the letter P.

 Our picnic paraphernalia was purchased at Kohl’s including the placemats, napkins & napkin Rings, fish bowls & glasses.

 This place setting is not our normal boating picnic fare~ for practical purposes we typically use plastic :-)

  To drink~ Pellegrino. . .

 This Pontoon Picnic wouldn’t be complete without plenty of pillows.

 For the purposes of these photos, we are at our pier, pretending to float on the lake :-)

 For the wine drinkers we are pouring Pinot Grigio~

Our Picnic Menu includes a Turkey Panini with Provolone & PearOrzo Pasta Salad with Pine Nuts, and Prosciutto wrapped Asparagus. . .


This Panini is a combination of provolone, sliced pear, and turkey with apricot mustard. We prefer La Brea Rosemary Olive Oil Bread, which is available at our grocery store.

 This Pasta Salad is one that is light and easy~ adapted from The Fresh Market’s deli department. . . cook your orzo according to the package directions. Add to taste: capers, toasted pine nuts, lemon juice & zest, chopped basil, parmesan,  grape tomatoes & Newman’s Own Parmesan & Roasted Garlic Dressing.


 This Prosciutto Roasted Asparagus is a perfect picnic side and is ready in just 5 minutes. Roast in a 400 degree oven. For Picnic Protocol and food safety tips, you can read here.

Thank you for your visit!


  42 comments for “Pontoon Picnic

  1. May 5, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    How fun! Everything looks so pretty and now I am hungry! Dropping by from BNOTP.


  2. JDaniel4's MOm
    May 5, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    What a pretty picnic! The food looks wonderful. I love all the blue and white accessories.

  3. May 5, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    What a wonderful post! Beautiful pictures and delicious food. Love all the blue and white—perfect for a summer boating picnic.

  4. May 5, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    Love all the blues! Those pillows look inviting. Wine and your menu, perfect!!

  5. May 5, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    I am on my way over for a Panini and Peligrino – Way fun!

  6. May 5, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    Oh, what delicious looking food for your pontoon picnic. Brings back fond memories of our boating days. Love all the color you have in the pillows and the placemats. Beautiful post!

  7. May 5, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    OH what a lovely Italian picnic you had! That’s a might fancy pontoon too! FUN and Classy!

  8. May 6, 2010 at 1:14 am

    this looks like a magazine photo shoot…so gorgeous…and the food, oh the food…amazing looking! can i come next time…please?

  9. May 6, 2010 at 1:31 am

    This is adorable! I love the blue theme and all those pillows are fabulous! Wow- this really makes me want warm weather so I can go out on our friends’ boat.

  10. May 6, 2010 at 1:50 am

    Your photos are so vibrant and clear. I really like the blue colors and the food is to die for! I’ll join you as soon as I take some motion-sickness pills!

  11. May 6, 2010 at 2:05 am

    Oh what a delicious picnic!!!


  12. Happier Than A Pig in Mud
    May 6, 2010 at 6:07 am

    Everything just looks lovely, I can almost feel the breeze!

  13. May 6, 2010 at 7:29 am

    That pontoon picnic looks like it would be fun. Love all the blues. The food looks amazing.

  14. Jacquelynn
    May 6, 2010 at 8:32 am

    Gorgeous pictures and products. I went to Kohl’s website and can’t find any of the napkins, placemats,pillows, etc, pictured above. I want to buy it all (from the napkins to the pillows). Can you please send me a link or further information…
    Thank you so much…

    • May 6, 2010 at 9:52 am

      I found the placemats, napkins & glassware in the store early this spring~ I’ve noticed everything in their stores is not available online. :( The pillows were from Super Target! Thanks for visiting…

  15. May 6, 2010 at 8:38 am

    Now this is a tablescape I can really relate to! All those fabulous shades of blue! Truly a charming pontoon picnic, Mary.
    And the food. Oh my!

  16. May 6, 2010 at 10:59 am

    I ♥♥♥ your pontoon picnic…those blues are striking!

  17. Trent
    May 6, 2010 at 11:29 am

    What a great visual post! What kind of pontoon do you have?

  18. May 6, 2010 at 11:29 am

    Love your pontoon picnic. The blue cushions and the food display is awesome.

  19. May 6, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    Love it! Gorgeous photos, beautiful food, wow!

  20. May 6, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    gorgeous place setting, love the fish knife :D

  21. May 6, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    So many ‘p’s – well done! Lovely photos that remind me of summer!

  22. May 6, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    Great photos, terrific menu, lovely ideas….thanks for sharing this perfect post!

  23. May 6, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    Mmm everything looks so beautiful and delicious! Wish I was there!!

  24. May 6, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    Such a nice blogsite and a wonderful post…your photos are super nice…the food looks so good and I love the blue…wished I were there…Peace and blessings

  25. May 6, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    Yummy! and BEAUTIFUL! How I want a Pontoon Picnic now!

  26. May 6, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    Wonderful pictures of your pontoon picnic – almost like we were there. I want to try the asparagus and prosciutto, 2 of my fave foods!

  27. VKT
    May 6, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    Wow…I love this p post for Alphabet Thursday….I have never been on a pontoon for a picnic…or anything else for that matter……terrific pictures….I love the color blue.

  28. May 7, 2010 at 12:11 am

    Welcome to Alphabe-Thursday!

    And you certainly started out with a fabulous “P” post!

    I have never been on a pontoon boat…and certainly never for such an elegant picnic.

    Your table setting and food is Perfect!

    Thank you for participating and making our little journey through Alphabe-Thursday’s Letter “P” positively sea-worthy!


  29. May 7, 2010 at 10:28 am

    Mary, you have NO idea how happy you have this blogger today! First, I love picnics and at the beach or on a boat are my favorites. Your picnic looks fabulous, the food and the picnicware (love that fish corkscrew). But what has me overjoyed and doing the happy dance is that you mentioned the bread you used was from La Brea Bakery!!!!!

    I was at that bakery the day they opened their doors back in 1989. I lived in Hollywood and being a bread fanatic I had to check it out. Well, needless to say, I was hooked. Later they started selling their bread in local markets in SoCal, but when I moved to Florida in 2000, I had to say goodbye to my beloved bakery. I had NO idea they are now selling nationwide. I, of course, had to check out if they have it here in Georgia and found the closest one to me is a mere hour away in Jacksonville, Fl. For anyone who has never experience the perfect bread, an hour is worth the drive for even a tiny morsel.

    Mary, I am sending you the biggest virtual hug ever!

  30. May 7, 2010 at 10:36 am

    What an amazing picnic! And I love all the blues. To be honest, your post makes me want to cry; because I spent every summer of my childhood having pontoon picnics( not anything as lovely and special as your fare, probably peanut butter and jelly and chips) on the lake, and now it feels so far away.

  31. May 7, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    WOW. I am a new visitor from Between Naps on the Porch, I cant tell you how much I love your pictures! That is my dream.. to have a boat like this. Everything looks amazing and you’re food pics have certainly made me hungry. What a beautiful post!

  32. May 7, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    What is it about blue and white that just sends me?? Lovely picnic and lovely tablesetting on your pontoon! The menu is smashing too…I am going to have to make that orzo salad…yummy! Joni

  33. May 8, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    When I was browsing through your tablescape, I thought it was absolutely stunning. What a beautiful location and what lovely (p) things! Your beautiful design could only be topped by the delicious picnic served aboard. Your food is outstanding. What a wonderful day!

  34. May 8, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    Really beautiful and the food looks awesome! I love the blue and white!

  35. Kathy
    May 9, 2010 at 8:29 am

    What a beautiful post for the letter P. This is just gorgeous, a feast for the eyes as well as the body. And such a gorgeous setting!

  36. May 10, 2010 at 8:36 am

    They are wonderful shots of blues….Happy blue Monday.

  37. May 10, 2010 at 9:47 am

    Oh, what luxury! I love the blues. Happy Blue Monday, Mary.

  38. May 10, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    wow love it! the place and the settings look really elegant because of the touches of blue :)

    u may view mine here

  39. May 10, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    You did a fantastic job on your Blue Monday! Wow, I’m impressed. Really great pictures. I dont feel son blue anymore LOL.


  40. May 11, 2010 at 6:10 am

    Jealous!! That looks so wnderful, romantic and delicious : )

  41. May 12, 2010 at 8:10 am

    A beautiful picnic and decorations. The food you chose is “P” for perfect!

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