Happy summer! Memorial Day weekend is the official kick off party to celebrate the good life that’s been given us and bring in summer. Time for homemade ice cream, burgers, beer, & watching the Cubs lose miserably.

Me & Paige thought it would be a great idea on Friday night to head out to Marengo Ridge With a few friends for a picnic and watch the sunset.

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I’m sure guys actually hate doing all this girly crap. They’d rather stay home, catch the game and have us bring them beers!

Turkey wraps, grapes and homemade macaroni salad are on the menu tonight. And of course wine and dessert.

I made Dump Cake in mason jars. Three ingredients and jars and you’ve got yourself a perfect picnic dessert…White cake mix, pie filling, and melted butter. Fill the jars 3/4 full with filling, spoon dry cake mix on top, drizzle with melted butter and cook @350 till you have a bubbly, crispy goodness. Top the jars with cut fabric and tie with raffia for crafty effect.
Proceed to raffia everything now because it’s just so darn picnicky!

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Paige’s basket is filled with goodies and obviously daisy thinks it’s hers!

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About a 1/4 of a mile down the road road we figured out the trip was a colossal mistake. Fighting Chicago traffic…well, just plain sucks. At this rate we’d be there by sunrise…and nobody likes to wait to eat y’all. So we headed back to the house for a little indoor picnic.

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Don’t fret. Make do with what ya got! Throw the quilt on the “picnic” table and pretend we’re at our destination and have a great time with friends, laughing, eating and playing cards. We even saw the sunset during our stroll after dinner.