+ chik'n nuggets & mac'n'cheez
+ grilled cheez sandwiches (I recommend Tofutti cheddar singles)
+ nut butter plus jam, rice mellow, or bananas on bread*
+ fresh squeezed lemonade
+ juice boxes
+ plain or chocolate "milk"
+ fresh fruit
+ magic cookie bars
* Pro Tip: use a cookie cutter to make your sandwiches into fun shapes like crescents or butterflies.
+ chili w/cornbread
+ chik'n & dumplings
+ quiche or pot pie
+ hot cocoa
+ warm cider
+ tea or coffee
+ peppermint brownies
+ sugar cookies in seasonal shapes
+ cinnamonn rolls
+ spring pea tarts*
+ creamy risotto or pasta
+ Fabios portobello passion**
+ pineapple tempeh with fragrant quinoa
+ sparkling juice
+ fruity lemon- or limeade
+ strawberry hibiscus Arnold Palmer
+ any sort of mocktail
+ chocolates or truffles
+ chocolate lava cupcakes
+ lemon meringue pie***
Pro Tip: choose foods known as aphrodisiacs.
* This recipe isn't vegan, but I've made it vegan before, and it ROCKS. I substituted Tofutti cream cheese for the Nufchatel (sp?), nutritional yeast for the parmesan (more than the recipe recommends, maybe three or four times as much), and Earth Balance or soymilk for the egg.
** Holy crap, did you know that Fabio put together a "romantic" vegan meal for PETA? HOW HILARIOUS IS THAT? I really only put the link to the mushroom so I could talk about his romantic menu. HILARIOUS. I can't believe this exists.
*** This recipe requires a special mix, so I also found this recipe (it's near the middle of the thread; also note the marshmallow recipe that could be used for topping). I've heard murmurings of using Rice Mellow as a meringue, too, so you might want to experiment with that.
+ pizza or calzoni
+ falafel sandwiches & fries
+ pad thai
+ General Tao's tofu over brown rice
+ all natural soda
+ chocolate "milk"
+ fauxstess cupcakes or twinkies
+ trail mix
+ coffee cake
+ donuts, muffins, or scones
+ anti-egg mcmuffins
+ tofu scramble
+ tea or coffee
+ fresh fruit or fruit salad
+ soy yogurt w/granola
+ tofu-veggie tart from Supersize Me
+ pumpkin pasta with apple-sage "sausage"
+ shepard's pie or veggie pot pie
+ acorn squash stuffed with chestnut stuffing
+ cider (cold, warm, or sparkling)
+ cranberry juice
+ ginger beer
+ cran-apple cobbler
+ baked pumpkin donuts
+ pumpkin cheesecake or pecan pie
Pro Tip: DON'T LIMIT YOURSELF TO A PICNIC BASKET! Because you can carry your food and utensils in all kinds of things. Backpacks and bags are pretty obvious, but try something different (even if it's just carrying everything in a basket on the front of your bike). Here are a few suggestions:
How about you? What kinds of picnics have you been on? What kinds of picnics would you like to go on? What are your best picnicking tips?