A Picnic Perfect Yard Sale Find
I bought these 3-tiered stainless containers at a yard sale this Spring, thinking they were too cool to pass up – a convenient rationalization for buying yet another yard sale treasure. When we were invited to hear a concert on the lawn at Wolf Trap, Matt and I decided we’d put the container to perfect use by making accompaniments to the bread, cheese, and salad our friends said they’d bring.
In one container, I drizzled a bit of balsamic vinegar over some basil from our garden, a few heirloom tomatoes, and Rainier cherries, pitted and cut in slices.
I put the remaining whole cherries in another container, over a few ice cubes to keep them chilled on the drive.
Matt used some of the basil to make a pesto, with garlic, olive oil and walnuts to go in the last of the three containers. I was surprised by the depth and diameter of each section and the volume of food we could carry in each.
There’s a set of latches to snap the topmost and middle tier together, and then another set that snaps all three tiers together.
And a nice handle that made it easy to carry the entire container in one hand.
We had a delicious meal at the concert, mixing our contributions with an assortment of cheeses, rustic crackers, baguettes, and a bean and corn salad. We also shared a chilled white wine and some hazelnut chocolate to nibble on after the sun set.
You can buy the three-tiered containers on Amazon. Now that I’ve used them one time already to great success, I will definitely use them for more outings this summer.