It’s hard not to love picnics. With their winning combination of good food, good friends, and the great outdoors, picnics transform a run-of-the-mill lunch into a lasting memory and can be as plain or lavish as you want to make them.
In the hopes of inspiring anyone and everyone to pack their baskets, we’ve taken the sweet and simple route, planning an easy-to-prep lunch that celebrates our favorite bear, Winnie the Pooh.
If we were to leave picnic planning up to Pooh Bear, we’re pretty sure he’d fill a basket with honey and call it day. For those of us looking for a more balanced option, gather the following ingredients:
Honey Almond Apple Slices
This quick dish is as pretty as it is versatile. To make it, cut two apples into thin slices and fan them into a bowl in concentric circles, creating a subtle flower shape. Next, drizzle any topping of your choice over your arrangement. We used honey and sliced almonds, but adding warmed peanut butter, caramel, or chocolate will transform it into an even sweeter note for the end of your meal.
PB&H and Rabbit’s Snacks
When referring to this cute peanut butter and honey sandwich, the PB may as well stand for Pooh Bear. We’ve swapped out jelly for a tablespoon of honey and shaped our sandwich into Winnie the Pooh’s face. (Though we used a knife, assorted cookie cutters will give you an even better result.) Use a straw or chopstick to poke holes for eyes and nose, and fill the nose in with pumpkin seeds to add some color and crunch to your sandwich.
We think Rabbit would approve of this side of neatly sliced carrots and strawberries. Add them, along with some almonds, to your picnic for a pop of fruit-and-veggie flavor to your honey-loaded picnic.