Picnic Perfect!

So today I hosted a picnic event for my Chicago Cookers & Bakers group. It was a delicious success and I'm continually amazed and impressed with the talent of my members. It's truly amazing how in only 2+ months, my group has grown to 140 members and counting! Here is our picnic menu:
Nori Wrapped Shrimp

Turkey Sandwiches with Basil Mayo

Buttermilk Ranch Oven Fried Chicken

Honey BBQ Country Pork Ribs

Tropical BBQ Chicken Drumsticks

Grandma's True Southern Mac & Cheese
Roasted Green Beans & Onions

Black Bean & Corn Salad

Fresh Rice Salad

Island Shrimp Salad

Raspberry Chocolate Swirl Muffins

Chocolate Caramel Flan Bundt Cake

Here are pics of our total spread:

Here are some candid shots from our event:


  1. YUM! everything looks so good. i wish i had been there.

  2. Everything looks so great. I wish the distance between us was only half of what it really is. I would love to attend these functions.

  3. That flan & chocolate bundt cake is incredibly impressive, and looks delish!