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Between unexpected weather, pesky mosquitoes, and, well, a whole slew of other unfortunate things, outdoor entertaining can definitely get stressful. But there's also... nothing better. A simple al fresco weeknight meal, a Fourth of July cookout, or a brunch on the back porch with friends—these things all make our hearts sing.
It's quite the dilemma, really.
Well, now you have at least one more "pro" to outweigh the "cons": Ree Drummond just launched her newest melamine collection, and it's the answer to (at least some of) your prayers.
Built to be scratch-resistant and really, really sturdy—as in, practically unbreakable—each item in the new collection is perfect for toting outside. And there's so much to enjoy here: We've got 12-piece dinnerware sets, dishwasher-safe bowls, a 2-quart melamine pitcher, a handy serving set (it comes with bowls and utensils!), and so much more. Our personal favorite are the colorful mixing bowls, which nest within each other for convenient storage and come with easy-to-use lids. That means you can prep, transport, serve, and store your food all in the same vessel. Picnic magic!
Now, the only question is: What are you going to serve on (or in!) these beauties?