A picnic basket, with the South African heat we recommend a cooler basket, this will keep your food fresh while you travelling
A blanket big enough to spread out the meal and fit all the picnickers too.
A sturdy corkscrew that also functions as a bottle opener.
Plastic or acrylic wine glasses. These are inexpensive and can be used again and again rather than thrown away. The best are made from BPA-free polymer.
Salt and a pepper grinder. Some salt, crumbled over a salad or on anything else can go a long way to saving the day. The same with freshly ground black pepper.
Fruit knife or folding knife. Use it to cut cheese, slice a salami or divide a sandwich in two.
Small light cutting board. Nothing fancy, maybe one of those 8-by-10-inch hard plastic ones.
Plastic cutlery and plates. Keeping in line with the environmental awareness these can also be used over again
Metal cooling bottle. You could use this for keeping your wine nice and cool or for that extra sip of water.
1A plastic bag. And last but not least, these will make cleaning up after yourselves much easier.
Layer 1 – Dressing – 1-2 tablespoons.
Layer 2 – Hard vegetables – carrot, celery, capsicum, red onion, cucumber
Layer 3 – Pasta, rice or quinoa
Layer 4 – Soft vegetables – avocado, tomato
Layer 5 – Protein – chicken, egg and cheese
Layer 6 – Salad greens – lettuce or baby spinach
Poach chicken. You could use a BBQ chicken, however poaching chicken is a healthier option and will save you money too.
Cook pasta, following packet directions
Chop vegetables and add into the jar.
1 cup fresh basil leaves, loosely packed and coarsely chopped
3 cups prepared of Sprite or Lemonade
3 cups seltzer water
1 lemon, sliced
Add crushed ice
(For a kick you can add Vodka to taste)