Picnics are no picnic when you've got to lug unwieldy serving pieces around, or find shelf space for them later. That's why we love these new products from The Pampered Chef -- they make dining al fresco much easier. The bowl can hold eight quarts of your famous salad or slaw but collapses to about two and a half inches high once you're ready to take it home. (Flat, the bowl also makes a perfect chip-n-dip platter.) The serving-set pieces are smartly designed as well; they snap together neatly for easy storage and transport.
Price: Collapsible Serving Bowl, $25; Outdoor Serving Set, $7
Manufacturer: The Pampered Chef
Available at: www.pamperedchef.com