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Last week, I offered four tickets to any film in the Indianapolis Museum of Art’s Summer Nights film series and asked you to describe what you’d find in an ideal picnic basket. Here’s a sample of the more than 125 responses:

“A sandwich – Dagwood Bumstead style.” (Erin Beaver)

“Peppered turkey and provolone mini sandwiches, a spring salad, and fresh strawberries and peaches. Add in a good book and a small pillow and you have it made.” (Brandy Wood)

“All food tastes good coming out of a picnic basket and if you’re sharing it with your best friend (who’s also your husband) how could it not?” (Karla Reis)

“PB&J sandwiches, Cheetos, baby carrots, apples and cookies – all with the calories, fat and sodium removed.” (Sheryl Thorpe)

“The ultimate Indiana picnic … fried chicken legs, homemade macaroni & cheese, cole slaw, fresh fruit, biscuits, strawberry shortcake and GOOD beer.” (Jessica Hancock)

“My mom’s homemade fried chicken, potato salad and peach cobbler. Remember when people actually made their own food, took it to a park and spent the entire day relaxing and enjoying each other’s company?” (Susan Kupfer)

“I struggled for ideas, so I asked my 5-year-old son if he had any ideas. His suggestions were as follows: ‘Dad, you need to put in the basket: Ham sandwich with the crusts cut off (crusts taste yucky!), Pringles, my model car of a Chevy Camaro, popcorn, Juicy Juice (berry flavor, please!), Scooby Doo Blanket Squirt Gun so I can squirt my sister …'” Dad nixed that idea, but agreed to write it in anyway! “That’s it. Do they show cartoons at the museum?” (Adam Reiff)

“That’s easy – a baguette from Rene’s Bakery in Broad Ripple along with an assortment of delicious homemade sausages, olives and artisanal cheeses from Goose the Market, to-die-for oatmeal cookies from H20 Sushi, and a great bottle of rose from Cork and Cracker. (I won’t even have to cook!)” (Lisa Hendrickson)

“Beautiful cut crystal wine glasses with an outstanding Malbec – all to be laid out on an elegant cloth. Mascarpone and cabaret crackers; buffalo mozzarella, basil and tomatoes; roasted red peppers; lemon bars; cream cheese pound cake; Caesar salad with really amazing croutons; salmon….” (Susan Branco)

“Fried chicken and anything else.” (Michelle Artmeier)

“Lunch. Enough money to retire very very very comfortably on. And cruise tickets.” (Mat Foley)

“Whatever my wife puts in it I’m sure will be great…” (David Bolin)

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