About this time of year in western NY, I begin to tire of the snow. We’ve had snow, snow, and more snow this winter. And it keeps coming.
In order to brighten up a particularly drab week, last Friday we had a picnic dinner. Inside, of course. But I made hot dogs, macaroni salad, and deviled eggs. We got out a table runner that reminds us of summer. I was kind of amazed at how excited the kids got about our “winter picnic”.
It definitely brought thoughts of summer… even in the midst of a cold and snowy day outside.
So if you’ve had enough winter and want to spark things up a bit at your house, have a “winter picnic”. Make whatever yummy picnic food your family likes, and enjoy. Now that I think about it, you really could go all out – let your kids wear shorts & t-shirts, make lemonade, have ice cream cones, use paper plates – whatever gets everyone in a good mood!
Try it and let me know how it goes!