I spied this plaid picnic basket at World Market before Memorial Day~ drawn to its retro-1950’s-style, like a child to a fireworks display :)
We packed it with jarred salads, chips, and Mini MoonPies for our Patriotic Picnic~here.
I picked up an extra one to share and give away, (and packed a few goodies inside :) in celebration of the Red, White, and Blue~ in time for you to enjoy it for your Fourth of July celebration!
My picnic basket is proudly serving as a centerpiece for my table~ protected and lined with plastic, filled with an assortment of plants that can be taken apart and planted permanently in pots on the patio~
Red Coleus, White Petunias, some stems of Blue Hydrangea (nestled in a plastic water bottle and concealed with moss), trailing Ivy, and apropos of the holiday~
Patriot Plantain Lily!
Napkins are folded forming pockets to hold flatware, sparklers and mini patriotic pinwheels~
Lanterns are flying flags and housing battery-operated candles, so the flags remain gallantly streaming with no risk of flag burning :)
Our Star- Spangled Menu will feature
Banner Yet Wave Burgers~
Mini burgers or sliders with a mini flag pick~
Mini in size~ since we pledge allegiance to small bites~ allowing us the freedom to snack in good conscience over the course of a long holiday :)
Rockets’ Red Glare Potato Salad~
Red, White, and Blue Potato Salad, using a trio of potatoes, with a recipe from Cooking Light.
This potato salad is flavorful and light~ liberated from mayonnaise! Oil & vinegar based instead, with chopped red onion and hard-cooked eggs, chives, parsley & dill.
Since my dill is blooming, our potato salad is garnished with a bursting fireworks display of flowering dill :)
I found a 24 oz. bag of Green Giant Klondike Medley petite potatoes, with all three colors at Super Target.
Blue (or purple) potatoes are starchier than the others and they tend to bleed, so you’ll want to cook them separately.
This potato salad can be served warm, room temperature or chilled~