I'm married to him. :)
First of all, I was reminded by Natalie that chocolate chips are AMAZING in pumpkin spice muffins, so I made a batch using only 1 box spice cake mix, 1 15 oz can pure pumpkin, 1/2 c water and lots of mini chocolate chips. (I think it's key that they're mini). Mix, bake, eat.
(check out Natalie's blog for more specific instructions.)
So on our picnic, Eric and I went to the local Brickponds and had Olive Bread, Pumpkin Chocolate chip muffins, Sausage Hand pies, strawberries, and rootbeer. PERFECT.