A Winsome View

a lifestyle blog by Meaghan Clare

Date night Picnic and a Hike

FoodMeaghan White

I was reading an article in  Today Magazine about how couples who do "nothing" or simple things together are actually happier then those who do a ton of activities together all the time. A quiet place full of little distractions can certainly help to foster a comfortable environment for you to slow down, talk and just be together.

Whether you are in the middle of planning for your wedding, or you’re just in a busy season of your life, it doesn’t have to take much to plan a fun, easy date. Today I'm sharing one of the things Danny and I love to do when life gets crazy.

Even if it is a Wednesday night after a hard day at work, or a Saturday afternoon after we've worked on the house for a while, we like to pack up some food, put on some tennis shoes and go to a local park for a long hike.  Here are a few of our favorite food items to bring. 

Chicken Salad Sandwhich


  1. 1/4 cup of mayonnaise
  2. 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  3. 2 tablespoons chopped green onion
  4. 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  5. 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  6. Pinch garlic powder
  7. 2 cups finely chopped cooked chicken.


  1. In a large bowl, stir together mayonnaise, parsley, green onion, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Add chicken.
  2. Scoop on to a roll and add a piece of  lettuce on top.
  3. Pack some olives, grapes and some sparkling lemonade. 

So the next time you feel stressed about your wedding planning or your challenging job, going on a hike and packing a simple lunch might just be exactly what you need.