The Art of a Summer Picnic- Written by Anna Kulczycka, NB Intern
Picnics are the perfect activity for summer 2021. They provide the opportunity to enjoy some time outdoors while treating yourself to some delicious food and some quality time with friends. There’s no dress code, no 2 hour table limits, and no rules. Whether you prefer to flaunt your new summer dress and gather all of your friends, or kick back in your favorite NB loungewear with a good book, there is no wrong way to picnic!
Last week I got together with a few of my friends and we had a blast creating our version of the perfect summer picnic. I’ve shared the details below in hopes of inspiring you to have a picnic of your own. I hope you enjoy it!
-First, we decided who was going to bring what. My friend Julia and I were in charge of dessert, so we used her mom’s delicious blondies recipe! (shared below)
-While the blondies were baking and cooling, we practiced some self-care with my favorite mud mask, the Relax Mud Mask. With soft and glowy skin, we then got dressed and did some light makeup.
-Our friends Jen and Kristi came over and we set up everything around the patio, including all the food they brought: pesto pasta, fruit, vegetables, and garlic bread.
-After a delicious dinner, we relaxed and enjoyed each other’s company and took pictures to remember the beautiful night.
-1 ½ Sticks of Butter
-1 ½ Cups of Flour
-1 ½ Cups of Brown Sugar
-1 Tbsp Vanilla Extract
-2 Large Eggs
-1 Tsp Baking Powder
-1 Cup Chocolate Chips
-1/2 Tsp Salt
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees
-Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt in one bowl, and the brown sugar, butter, vanilla, and eggs in another
-Combine the two bowls together to form a dough
-Fold in the chocolate chips
-Bake for 20-25 mins