No Summer Is Complete Without A Picnic! (Giveaway)

CONTESTS | | June 24, 2011 at 2:00 pm

CONTEST CLOSED!

Congratulations Katie!

I don’t know about you but nothing excites me more than eating outside. In fact it can be just drive-thru food but taking it to a park somehow squashes the whining flat out – no mean feat if you ask me. Even on a rainy day throwing a blanket on the floor gives a whole new meaning to a meal. We all have memories of picnic and to me they are the epitome of summer. Sitting with my 4 sisters (yeah, I said 4 but boy were we fun to be with) at a picnic in Durban (in South Africa) meant that outings on a budget were not only possible but memorable.

Recently Kraft offered me a chance to peek into a basket full of their products and coupons for the rest. I am normally cautious about coupons and products unless it is items I actually can use and here there were several items. The coupons were to get the items for free so things like cheese (anyone not like cheese?) so definitely items that would be staples on your shopping list.

In fact I already reached out and used the olive oil and pepper mayo to brush on steak swordfish kebabs. Delicious, I tell you!. So I could come up with several recipes but the ones they send you should take you all through summer and beyond.

The picnic includes 17 coupons or products from Kraft Foods brands including Wheat Thins, Teddy Grahams, new Stackermallows -marshmallows – thin marshmallows ideal for S’mores!

So now it is your turn to share with me your favorite picnic food.

Want to win a Kraft Foods picnic basket to one Mommy Niri reader valued at an estimated $150?

How pretty is that picnic basket and I love that it folds flat and it is built to take on the knocks of picnics.

To win tell me what is your favorite picnic food? Contest closes 2nd July 2011. Winners chose by random.org. USA and Canada only. Please don’t leave your email address in the comment).

Don’t forget to visit out other fabulous giveaways on MommyNiri.com

Disclosure: Kraft provided me with the above product to review and is providing a similar one to a Mommy Niri reader as prizing.

214 Comments

  1. 1
    CanCan says:

    I like fruit salad! Yum-ae Yum-ae!

  2. 2
    Margaret Smith says:

    Fried chicken.
    Thanks so much.

  3. 3
    Carrie says:

    i love a nice sandwich with lots of layers

  4. 4

    I love a good picnic, and my favorite picnic food is fruit and cheese cubes on kabab sticks – not only are they a healthy snack, but they look colorful and fun enough for kids to fight over them! This basket would be perfect for the five nights/week my family and I are held captive at the football fields this summer during training camp! We have to bring our own dinner and snacks since practices are 4-8p… this Kraft basket would be well received!

  5. 5
    Aimee H says:

    Pasta salad!

  6. 6
    Terri L says:

    Cheese and wine

  7. 7
    Melinda L. says:

    Our favorite is wheat thins, hummus and fruit!!

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    Debbie W says:

    I love all picnic foods. We drag along the small bbq and it’s kabobs and grilled veggies.Potato salad and fruits and dips. There is no way I can say only one type of food, because the whole picnic experience is based on the variety.

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    Ann F says:

    Watermelon is my favorite picnic food.

  10. 10
    Jennifer T. says:

    I love potato salad.

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    SANDY says:

    love cheese and a watermelon at a picnic

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    Mami2jcn says:

    I love pasta salad.

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    debp says:

    I would say cold fried chicken and potato salad.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

  14. 14
    Karen says:

    Love fresh pasta salad with lots of veggies, cheese n crackers and ice-cold tea. Thanks.

  15. 15
    Alicia Webster says:

    My favorite picnic food is pesto tortellini.

  16. 16
    Sassy says:

    I love a good sandwich!

    sassysasha817 at gmail dot com

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    Wendy McBride says:

    My favorite picnic food is a great ham/cheese sandwich!

  18. 18
    Amber says:

    Watermelon is my favorite picnic food!

  19. 19
    Rita m says:

    Homemade potato salad.

  20. 20
    NJJ says:

    Pinwheel wrap sandwiches

  21. 21
    Donna B. says:

    Fried chicken!! :)

  22. 22
    Jessie C. says:

    Fruit salad.

  23. 23
    DeeAnn S says:

    Can’t have a picnic without S’mores! Love ‘em. Thanks.

  24. 24
    Linda White says:

    We used to always have picnics where we went to a state park and we would bring Cajun Turkey from the deli of the grocery store! It was so good and spicy!

  25. 25
    Pat says:

    My favorite picnic food is watermelon.

  26. 26
    clarissa says:

    i love baked beans

  27. 27

    My favorite picnic food, without a doubt, is potato salad! We never get it to eat when we’re home. We always buy it when we’re gonna take a picnic, so it is always a special “treat”!

  28. 28
    Kari says:

    I love fresh fruit salad for a picnic

  29. 29
    Christy says:

    My favorite picnic food is cold fried chicken.

  30. 30
    TRACY HEYER says:

    I love fried chicken for a picnic.

  31. 31

    If we’re going to have a fire at the picnic, I love a great hot dog! No fire? Cold fried chicken!

  32. 32
    Kiara says:

    My favorite is potato salad.
    austma7@aol.com

  33. 33
    Jennifer says:

    Pasta salad and smores are my must have food for picnics.

  34. 34
    Theron N.Willis says:

    A bottle of win, cheese, and a French baguette.

  35. 35
    traci s says:

    i love picnic’s! my most favorite is watermelon

  36. 36
    paige chandler says:

    Fried Chicken. My picnic must have!

  37. 37
    Crystal F says:

    I would have to say chicken from KFC. Thank you!!

  38. 38
    Stephanie says:

    My favorite picnic food is macaroni salad!

  39. 39
    samarcy says:

    potato salad

  40. 40
    brandlyn says:

    Hot Dogs are my favorite picnic food

  41. 41
    Jess says:

    My homemade potato salad! The best there is!

  42. 42

    Favorite picnic food is potato salad!

  43. 43
    linda lansford says:

    Fave is hotdogs

  44. 44
    Shilo Beedy says:

    I love potato salad

  45. 45
    Vickie Couturier says:

    my favorite picnic food would be watermelon

    vlbelk(at)hotmail.com

  46. 46
    Lorri Jeanne says:

    My favorite picnic food is salads

  47. 47
    Cathy Truman says:

    My favorite is ham and turkey sandwichs and pasta salad.

  48. 48
    Pat says:

    Our favorite picnic food is chilled sliced watermelon.

  49. 49
    Mary Elderton says:

    We like sandwiches and deviled eggs.

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  51. 51
    Soha Molina says:

    sandwiches

  52. 52
    Glogirl says:

    I love pasta salad while on a picnic!

  53. 53
    Meaghan F. says:

    Potato salad is my favorite picnic food. Miss_slytherin[at]live[dot]com

  54. 54
    Melanie B says:

    I love potato salad

  55. 55
    Ethel says:

    My kids love watermelon!!

  56. 56
    Sharon Rooney says:

    Homemade Potato Salad

  57. 57
    Sharon Harmon says:

    Cold fried chicken! ;)

  58. 58
    Deborah curran says:

    I love German potato salad and BBQ cicken

  59. 59
    Tari L. says:

    My favorite picnic food is baked beans.

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    crystle tellerday says:

    my cousin darlenes potato saled

  61. 61
    Debbie Welchert says:

    I love fried chicken and potato salad.

  62. 62
    angie says:

    My favorite is ham sandwiches.

  63. 63
    Anne says:

    My favorite picnic food is brownies – they are portable and yummy.

  64. 64
    Hachi says:

    My favorite picnic food is a nice refreshing fruit salad!

  65. 65
    Tracie Trump says:

    Fried Chicken and pasta salad! tracietrump@yahoo.com

  66. 66
    Linda says:

    My favorite picnic food is fried chicken

  67. 67
    Susan C says:

    S’mores are my favorite picnic food.
    smchester at gmail dot com

  68. 68
    Denise B. says:

    My favorite picnic food is macaroni salad.

  69. 69
    Jean Fischer says:

    coleslaw

  70. 70
    Marcia Goss says:

    My favorite picnic food is potato salad.

  71. 71
    Tina M says:

    peanut butter jelly sandwich

  72. 72
    Nicole C. says:

    My favorite is ham sandwiches.

  73. 73
    Kendra says:

    cold watermelon or a great fruit salad that we love

  74. 74
    wcc says:

    My favorite picnic food has got to be watermelon. Thanks for the chance! :)

  75. 75
    Jill L says:

    Love finger foods like cheese and crackers and grapes.

  76. 76
    Donna L says:

    My favorite is cold watermelon.

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    Alison T. says:

    My favorite picnic food is definitely water melon. mmm…so sweet.

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    hjm says:

    I do love home made potato salad. But any sort of melon or berry is also good. And of course some lemonade.
    hmcnaron at gmail dot com

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    Chuck says:

    I love a nice bucket of fried chicken. Potato Salad is a close second.

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    annettek says:

    There’s just something about a pb&j sandwich that tastes best on a picnic. :)

  81. 81
    Angie B. says:

    My favorite pic nic food is hot dogs!

  82. 82
    Ashley says:

    I adore lemonade!!!

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

  83. 83
    Carol Bryant says:

    Cheese and crackers. Thanks for the giveaway.

  84. 84
    Tina J says:

    my fav. picnic food is deviled eggs!

  85. 85
    Nicole-Lynn says:

    Great giveaway! My favorite picnic food is potato salad! I’d love to make some if I won! :)

    Seasidesmitten@aol.com

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    Monique Rizzo says:

    Fried Chicken and Watermelon!!
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@yahoo.com

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    mimsy says:

    Potato salad

  88. 88
    Lois S says:

    I would have to say potato salad

  89. 89
    Molly Capel says:

    I love Watermelon!

  90. 90
    venus says:

    My favorite is fried chicken, pasta salad, chips, watermelon and chocolate chip cookies. YUM!

  91. 91

    Watermelon is my favorite picnic food.

  92. 92
    Carol says:

    potato salad

  93. 93
    Raine says:

    My fave is beer!

  94. 94
    jamie says:

    cheese and crackers!

  95. 95
    Kathleen says:

    My favorite is potato salad.

  96. 96
    reallycool31 says:

    My favorite picnic food is fried chicken (and homemade potato salad)

    Thanks for sponsoring the contest !

    reallycool3108 at yahoo dot com

  97. 97
    amy deeter says:

    pasta salad
    amy16323(at)gmail(dot)com

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    michelle robbins says:

    fried chicken, smores, watermelon – couldn’t pick just one!
    asdfff@bellsouth.net

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    misty says:

    My favorite picnic food is potato salad….yum!!

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    Debbie C says:

    My favorite picnic food is definitely my Mom’s potato salad. It’s delicious. Now her baked ham, that’s another story!

    dchrisg3 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    Sheila K. says:

    My favorite picnic food is watermelon!

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    Beverly H. says:

    I love to have fried chicken at picnics!

  103. 103
    kathy says:

    I love potato salad or the texas Sheet cake for dessert

  104. 104
    Rebecca Peters says:

    I love watermelon! great picnic snack!

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    Michelle C says:

    My favorite picnic food is potato salad. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

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    LeAnn V says:

    Watermelon is my favorite picnic food

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    Jill L says:

    I love finger foods that we can just munch on and play. Wheat thins and cheese, grapes, things like that.

  108. 108
    Katharina says:

    I am soooo ready for a picnic! My very favorite picnic food is a grilled hamburger with a side of potato salad. I think I’ll do that for the 4th celebrations here!

  109. 109
    Jen says:

    my favorite thing to bring on a picnic is cold slaw!

    We like to picnic at our state park :)

  110. 110
    Caryn S says:

    My favorite is chicken salad

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    Angela Winesburg says:

    I love Pasta Salad, thanks

  112. 112
    ky2here says:

    It’s all about friend chicken. I use parmesan and fennel to add a twist.

    ky2here at msn dot com

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    april bever says:

    Triple+ layered sandwiches

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    amanda says:

    veggie burgers!

    perki014@uwp.edu

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    Jill Myrick says:

    My favorite picnic food is Potato Salad.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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    Mallory Nichols says:

    My favorite picnic food is deviled eggs! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Heather says:

    I really love BBQ, but those kebabs you made look DIVINE.
    I actually picked up a new recipe lately for skewered flank steak, where you marinade it with soy, olive oil, ground ginger, cumin, molasses, brown sugar and maybe a bit of liquid smoke and then skewer the strips and grill them- it’s FANTASTIC and it would be awesome at a cookout or picnic.

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    Martha Payne says:

    I love shish kabobs for picnics. Thanks for the contest! goldilocssweeps (@) gmail(dot)com

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    cassandra says:

    My favorite picnic food is the watermelon :) yummm

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    Deborah Rosen says:

    My favorite picnic food is cheese. With anything, really!

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    Lisa Shasteen says:

    Hoagies!!!

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    Sarah says:

    My favorite picnic food is s-mores.

  123. 123
    Stacy says:

    Do chocolate chip cookies counnt as picnic food? LOL! I also like potato salad.

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    shawna says:

    My fav picnic food is sandwiches anykind.

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    tomato says:

    My favorite is chicken salad.

  126. 126
    McKim says:

    My favorite picnic food is my mom’s baked beans.

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    Aleksandra says:

    My fave picnic food is probably a homemade ham and veggie sandwich. Thanks!

  128. 128
    Sheila Hickmon says:

    My favorite picnic food is watermelon or apple slices!!
    Thanks!

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    happi shopr says:

    My fave picnic food is cheese and crackers

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    Aisling says:

    My favorite picnic food is cold fried chicken.

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    Melissa B. says:

    My favorite picnic food is watermelon.

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    Christina says:

    I make a pasta salad with vinegrette base that everyone loves.

  133. 133

    my favorite picnic food is Chicken salad, watermelon, and cheese sticks.
    asha.marie@hotmail.com

  134. 134
    Dara Nix says:

    My favorite picnic food is fried chicken! It just doesn’t seem like a picnic without it!
    kitty32504 at cox dot net

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    trixx says:

    My favorite picnic food is potato salad!

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    Jessica says:

    My favorite picnic food is fresh pasta salad

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    Debra F says:

    My favorite picnic food is brie on water crackers with grapes.

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    charline says:

    My favorite picnic food is fried chicken
    stanleybilly(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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    DarcyO says:

    My favorite is watermelon!

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    Ed Nemmers says:

    Mom’s Potato Salad!

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    Heidi says:

    My favorite picnic food is watermelon!

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    Debra Hall says:

    i love potatoe salad and pickles

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    Debra Hall says:

    im a facebook fan

  144. 144
    Katie S. says:

    I like to go old skool with some peanut butter and jelly sammiches! Nothing says summer and eating outdoors like smushed up peanuts and fruity goo!

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    Ellie W says:

    Potato salad is my favorite picnic food.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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    chris says:

    Watermelon is my favorite

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    Paula Hafner says:

    I love Fried Chicken!!!

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    Julie L says:

    thanks 4 the giveaway
    i love barbequed chicken and potato salad

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    jeannine m says:

    my fav pinic food is fruit salad

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    Erin E says:

    My favorite picnic food is a nice fruit salad with a variety of fruits such as peaches, pineapple, and grapes.

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    tina page says:

    I love to take hummus on a picnic.

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    Bev Best says:

    My favorite picnic food is shrimp cocktail! Freeze a block of ice with shrimp inside and watch it thaw in the heat of summer! YUM!

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    Jammie says:

    My favorite picnic food is macaroni salad! Yummy.

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    Angie says:

    Watermelon is a great picnic food!! :)

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    Kathleen S. says:

    Red seedless grapes, yumm! Thanks.

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    amie d says:

    My favorite pinic food is Watermelon! Thanks!

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    Stephanie L says:

    I love fruit at picnics, like cantaloupe and strawberries!!! yumm!

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    Lisa L says:

    I like potato salad…easy to make too!

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    Laura Emerson says:

    My favorite picnic food is cold fried chicken.

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    Carol F says:

    Watermelon is my favorite picnic food

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    Justine says:

    My fave picnic food is watermelon :D

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    Deborah Wellenstein says:

    I like cold fried chicken!

    dwellenstein at cox dot net

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    kathy pease says:

    i love ham and swiss on rye sandwiches :)

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    Erica C. says:

    Watermelon is the best picnic food!

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    dddiva says:

    Pasta salad mmmm mmmm mmmm

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    April V. says:

    Mom’s ambrosia is my favorite!

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    Jeff Roney says:

    Fruit Salad is the best!

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    tracey byram says:

    My favorite picnic food is turkey club sandwiches.

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    melanie says:

    I like hotdogs!

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    Cindy T. says:

    My fav picnic food is watermelon. Thank you for the chance to win!

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    James Coyne says:

    I love burgers

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    EMMA L HORTON says:

    FRIED CHICKEN AND COLE SLAW

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    lori berman says:

    My favorite picnic food is my Dad’s potato salad. It is amazing!!

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    Mindy Geske says:

    I love pasta salads on a picnic.

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    Selene says:

    My favorite picnic food is a ham sandwich on rye with mayo and lettuce.

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    Amanda S. says:

    Big sandwiches!

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    Heather S says:

    I love macaroni salad!

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    Mary Gardner says:

    chips and dip and fruit salad

    jagar0047 at yahoo dot com

  179. 179
    Susan Smith says:

    I love fruit, cheese and crackers

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    Julie says:

    My favorite picnic food is chips and dip.

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    Joanne Schultz says:

    I love potato salad at a picnic!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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    I love potato salad. Thanks for the great giveaway :)

    Renee R
    fattybumpkins at yahoo dot com

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    Pauline M says:

    I love having my Mom’s pasta salad. I think I hoard it when it shows up!

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    Mandala says:

    I love having picnics with my family. Growing up, our favorite picnic food is crunchy fried chicken and macaroni salad. Thanks!

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    amy delong says:

    potato&macaroni salad!
    ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

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    Nancy W. says:

    Fried chicken of course , is there anything else ?

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    kolpin says:

    hummus & pita chips!

    kolpin4680 at gmail dot com

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    Kat Emerick says:

    Fried Chicken !
    kat_emerick@yahoo.com

  189. 189
    Vicki D. says:

    My favorite picnic food is chicken. I like cold chicken.

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    409cope says:

    My favorite picnic food is potato salad.

  191. 191
    Kym Benton says:

    Baked Beans

  192. 192
    Breanne says:

    potato salad

  193. 193
    Deb K says:

    My fave is fried chicken.

    chipper101(at)hotmail(dot)com

  194. 194

    Fried chicken!!!

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    Lisa says:

    My favorite picnic food has to be my mom’s homemade potato salad..I could eat 10 lbs. of it.

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    Jaque R. says:

    My favorite picnic food is my special macaroni salad. :-) Thank you.

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    Beverly M. says:

    I usually make a potato salad, when we go on a picnic. I love the picnic basket. Thanks for having the contest!

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    meme says:

    My favorite is fried chicken

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    Steph S says:

    Corn on the cob is my favorite!

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    Rachel H says:

    I love cold spaghetti salad, or cold taco salad for picnics…its the best!