Fall Party Idea: Cozy Grilled Cheese Picnic
Entertaining pro Abby Larson takes the ooey-gooey goodness of grilled cheese outdoors for a fall-friendly picnic. Get her tips and recipes for celebrating our favorite cozy comfort food.
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The Scene: Casual Fall Spread
Give in to fall comfort food cravings while enjoying the season's finest color -- red. Cozy up with melty grilled cheese, a warming whiskey cocktail, and plaid blankets. Fall is the perfect time to host an outdoor picnic party!
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DIY: Wooden Tags
Rustic wooden tags give place settings a casual, cabinlike feel. Use twine to tie them onto soup mugs or around spoons and napkins.
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DIY: Vintage Spice Tin Candles
Vintage spice tin centerpieces give this party a unique homespun feel. Give the homemade candles as parting gifts.
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The Menu: Glorious Grilled Cheese
The key to a perfect grilled cheese? Grill the sandwich over low heat -- either directly on the grate or indirectly in a cast-iron skillet. If the bread is browning too fast, move the sandwiches to the top rack.
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Menu: Classic Tomato Soup
It wouldn't be grilled cheese without tomato soup. We've added a triple dose of tomato (whole, dried, and paste) for big flavor. Finish each bowl with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprig of basil.
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The Scene: Cozy Outdoor Seating
Keep fall chills at bay with plenty of cozy plaid blankets. Stack them up and let guests grab them throughout the party as needed.
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