Guest Picks: Outdoor Eating Essentials
Food armor and other fun finds will protect your edibles from bugs and help you entertain outdoors with ease
A school administrator by day, my free time focuses on most things food. When I am not baking, or decorating cakes, I work on my food blog called Mele Cotte (www.melecotte.com) which means Baked Apples in Italian.
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When the weather draws us out into our backyards, parks and clubhouses to take advantage of its splendor, there are moments when we’re reminded of the jokes Mother Nature likes to play. The prepped food, the seasonal whiffs of grills near and far, and the cocktails waiting patiently on ice can be rudely interrupted my multilegged creepy crawlies and winged predators waiting to scoff down preparty groundwork. However, there are small steps you can take to make sure fun and food is had by all. — Chris from Mele Cotte
An oversized woven tray and cloche make food mobile.
Who doesn't love red? This mesh cover will be sure to scorch any uninvited guests.
I couldn't resist this Go Plate. Drinking without spilling might be tricky, but will be fun to watch.
These food tents are colorful, collapsible and convenient when it comes to protecting your favorite chip, dip or salsa.
A large-sized protective screen can help keep all the food in one area, and the flap makes for easy access.
One big reveal is all it takes to pop the lid off some scrumptious eats for all to indulge before sharing with nature.
Bring the diner to you! This clear-top platter combo can be useful for many different types of culinary delights.
A little bit of country style offers a classy look to a party.
Leave the aluminum dishes for the neighbors. Show your food its worth with beautiful ceramic chafing dishes.
"It ain't easy being green," unless you're a Handy Helper food cover.
Can't you picture your lovely finger foods or decadent desserts on this chrome plate with roll top lid?
These portable lunch settings are perfect for an impromptu occasion to eat outdoors in style and with manners.
Ever have trouble balancing food and drink? This finger food ring plate is oddly intriguing!
These collapsible mesh food covers provide full coverage.
This is a unified set of three food tents that will help with a monochromatic, clean look to your coverage.
This tight-woven wicker food dome offers a wonderful element of surprise.
While this loose-woven wicker food dome offers a sneak peek of good things to come.
Get it there in one piece with this cake carrier. This works for casseroles too!
Ideabook updated on May 25, 2012.
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