Breakfast in a Meadow Picnic & Winner!
We’ve had some beautiful spring weather recently,
perfect for packing a picnic!
I had some picnic inspiration from
Picnic by DeeDee Stovel. . .
Breakfast in a Meadow Picnic,
one of the 29 menu and picnic ideas.
I packed my favorite picnic accessory,
a Galvanized Metal 6-Pack Bottle Caddy
I filled the caddy with jars for toting
flatware, food, napkins & flowers.
In addition to being portable,
food in jars is fun :)
I packed yogurt parfaits~
Greek yogurt, drizzled with honey, layered
with granola and berries. . .
And made a batch of
Sunny Morning Muffins
with the recipe from Picnic!
Sunny Morning Muffins
Makes 15 Muffins
1 ½ cup all-purpose flour
½ cup whole wheat flour
½ cup sugar (the recipe calls for 3/4 cup but I reduced to 1/2 cup, adjust to your sweet tooth)
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon salt
3 eggs, lightly beaten
½ cup vegetable oil
2 cups grated carrots or zucchini, or combination
½ cup coconut
½ cup chopped pecans
½ cup undrained crushed pineapple
½ cup golden raisins
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 15 muffin pan cups or fill with liners.
Sift flours with sugar, baking soda, cinnamon and salt into a large bowl. In a small bowl, mix the eggs and oil and add to the flour mixture. Stir the batter just until the dry ingredients are moistened.
Fold the carrot /zucchini, coconut, pecans, pineapple and raisins into batter and stir until blended.
Pour the batter into prepared cups and bake for 25 – 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of muffin comes out clean. Cool muffins in the pans on wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove the muffins from pans and allow to cool on wire rack.
Note: Muffins can be wrapped in plastic wrap, placed in a freezer bag and will keep several months.
You can find a printable recipe here.
A sunny weekend morning and
picnic in a meadow
calls for a morning mimosa!
A favorite sparkling wine, Cava or Prosecco,
mixed with orange juice and
for some extra effervescence.
You can also enjoy Aranciata,
mixed with juice or by simply by itself, for a
sparkling mocktail or
nonalcoholic option for brunch.
Caddy and Cookbook is Marie in AZ!
I’ll be in touch with you by email and get your goodies to you :)
Thanks to all who entered!
“A picnic is more than eating a meal,
it’s a pleasurable state of mind.”
~ DeeDee Stovel, Picnic
Thank you for your visit, I’m joining:
Your picnic looks lovely.
Looks like you had a beautiful day for a picnic Mary! The muffins sound great and I’m always up for a Mimosa:@) Lovin’ that beautiful red and white striped hammock on the cover of the book!
It surely looks like you are in a spring mode! The weather has been perfect for picnics and you have captured the look and the food. Great inspiration!
Love, love, love picnics…and yours looks lovely. I really like the idea of a breakfast picnic. The food sounds wonderful and I definitely want to give those muffins a try…yum. You sold me on the mimosas. They happen to be one of my favorites. And speaking of favorites, what a great birdhouse! I just adore it!
Yay for picnics!!! franki
Wish I could join you for a breakfast picnic in the meadow, Mary! The menu sounds perfect and a great way to get a start. Yea for Marie..we all love a winner! xo
How absolutely wonderful! A prefect place for a picnic. I would want to spend the whole day there.
Congrats to Marie….and I always love seeing your picnics by the lake and now in the meadow….just beautiful Mary!….and you had me at Mimosas!!!..
Have a wonderful, wonderful weekend!!!
Congratulations Marie! And Mary, this is such a beautiful post! Makes a person just want to step right into your picnic area and have some fun! You are so talented!
Blessings to your day!
Hi Mary, You have the BEST prizes! Congrats to Marie. I love my picnic basket from you! I tried using the pint and a half jars you recommended for this carrier and they are perfect! I am looking forward to picnic season too, and I will definitely try your breakfast idea with these yummy cupcakes and granola. Linda
What a beautiful day for a picnic! As always the food looks delicious, I printed the muffin recipe. WHERE did you get that adorable birdhouse??? I love it. My Joe has made about 4-5 birdhouses this Spring for our yard and now has requests from neighbors:) I sure would love a Mimosa and will have to try the addition of the Sanpelligrino! Have a FABULOUS weekend, Mary and congrats to Marie!
LUVN THE BIRDHOUSE!!!! :-)
I love this post! I even see my galvanized garden stool. You put together the best picnics. I’ve been thinking about picnics a lot, lately.
Enjoy your weekend, Mary!
I love picnics anytime of the day. What fun! Gorgeous, Mary. Thank you!
A breakfast picnic! I adore that idea, Mary. I need to find a pretty meadow and pack a basket. Hope you have a spectacular weekend. Happy, Happy!
Lessss eat! Yay…………Spring has Sprung!
What a lovely setting with a beautiful picnic spread! Better than “Emma”s or any other Jane Austin picnic. Look forward to making the muffins, a new twist on the usual bran. Happy weekend!
my new favorite, you have jump started the summer season with all the panache and pizzazz as usual! i love your birdhouse! country cute cute CUTE with a capital Q-UTE! delectable details, girrrrrrrl you had FUN! oh my, i am so worried about my future now…
We love picnics and indulge often, but mostly when we’re traveling from one side of the island to the other, so ours can’t be as elaborate.
Due to meds he takes, my son can’t drink anything with alcohol, so I make mimosas with the Aranciata and Martinelli. It works well as a mocktail. BTW, I love their shape, so I have saved several of the little Aranciata bottles and use them as cruets for small amounts of salad dressing.
This is wonderful!!! Reminds me of all the picnics we took growing up-that was entertainment to us and we loved it better than anything-even if it was just a PB and J in a brown paper bag out in the backyard. Folks are missing out on a wonderful tradition if they don’t picnic often in the spring and fall.
What a way to start the day! A picnic breakfast sounds like so much fun, and the portable menu is perfect! Love that crazy fun birdhouse, and I am looking forward to revisiting your picnic posts on this rainy Alabama afternoon~and dreaming of a sunny picnic! The muffins sound wonderful Mary, and I am going to make a breakfast parfait on the mornings I grab and go, much better than a boring ole granola bar :)
This is all so wonderful, I don’t even have a particular item to comment on – all!!
Yes, yes, yes! Especially for the mimosas!!! I always say, “If I don’t start drinking in the morning, I’ll never catch up by nightfall!!!” :-)
This is so serenely beautiful, Mary! Harrison Ford in “Witness” would have loved to have found a spread like this beneath the birdhouse he was fixing at the Amish farm!!! The food looks wonderful, and it is presented in fabulous Mary style!!!
Ah, what a great idea Mary! I’m putting a breakfast picnic on my list of must-dos this summer!
Hi! Happy Mother’s Day!
a breakfast picnic….how inspired! I love your pictures and the quilt….the entire setting is just delightful…..it must have taken quite some time to put everything there in addition to making muffins and all. Lovely….
The muffins sounded sooo delicious! I made them with 1/2 cup sugar and was disappointed….not nearly sweet enough!