the husband + I have come to the collective understanding we need to spend as much time as possible outdoors on the weekends. it sure beats taking our puppy up & down 4 flights of stairs every hour. (#SmallBladderProblems). we have a great dog park in our community, but it’s not really conducive to all-day hang outs. our solution ..
family picnics at the park.
we pack a picnic basket full of quick + easy snacks. I’m a sucker for veggies + hummus. or the standard, but always delicious cheese + crackers. I typically make a salad, of some sort. this is a creamy arugula + kale pasta salad. it’s jam-packed with a ton of veggies, but just enough carbs to fuel your day-long puppy chasing. don’t forget, a lot of water. of course, a blanket + chairs. a frisbee or tennis ball for the dog. and
potentially, a bottle of chilled sparkling wine (this one is from trader joe’s, and it’s a favorite).