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This weekend we took a few minutes to catch up on some of our neglected magazines, and we ran across a great tip for packing a picnic lunch. We thought we were pros at packing the best picnic lunch possible, but leave it to Martha Stewart to put us in our place... with peanuts.

In this month's Living magazine, there was a great tip to packing a picnic basket that allows all your goods to arrive without bruises and in the same shape in which you packed them. Simply use peanuts (still in their shell) as you would traditional packing peanuts to mail a package.

When you arrive at your picnic spot, you can snack on your packing materials and enjoy a lunch that arrived to its destination unscathed. Like Martha says, "It's a good thing."


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