Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood has a lot to answer for around here. Whether it’s the fact that visitors to our house have to stay sharp or risk getting hit in the face by an overenthusiastic “animal ball player” who’s screaming “The cow goes, ‘MOOOOO!'” or the constant need to make banana swirl, a large portion of our toddler’s life is currently dictated by that show. Right now, Alex has been hit by an insatiable need for “pic-mics” outside. Every meal. Every day.
So I’m getting pretty good at picnicking even not-normal picnic foods. Mason jars. That’s the key. You can take individual jars and just shove something that tastes good cold in there and voila! Picnic in a jar.
Right now, my favorite combination is the one above. The entree is actually just Lemon Garlic Pasta served cold, which tastes just as good as Lemon Garlic Pasta served hot, in my opinion. I included a salad for health’s sake, and then added a dessert – strawberry shortcake. All the recipes are below, and they make a pretty nice little meal!