Jolly Companions of Your Choice (hopefully, you'll have a few dogs in the mix)
Spicy Fried Chicken Legs and Thighs
Roasted Pumpkin with Chopped Hazelnuts
Red Chicory and Apple Salad, with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
Icy Ginger Beer
This is a superb make-ahead picnic, allowing you to get an early start, the day after you make it. The only thing better than fried chicken, is cold fried chicken.
Cornbread, like gingerbread, is something I make every autumn, usually to be crumbled on top of chili. This afternoon though, while planning an Autumn Picnic, I decided to make it as an accompaniment to spicy fried chicken and roasted pumpkin. A bit crumbly, to be honest, but a tasty, textured, contribution to autumn noshing nonetheless.