Monday, May 02, 2011

{Our Lil' Picnic n' the Park}

I really, really, really want to go on a picnic!!! I did some drooling over a couple blogs and cooking sites and created a couple picnic menus for you to drool over also!!

Menu Ideas:


puff pastry cheese twists
Fruit Butter
Herb Dip
cucumber & Dill Bites

Main dish:

Turkey Pita
Corn on the Cobb Wrap
fried chicken with pecan honey glaze
Steak Sandwich
Picnic Pita
Turkey Sandwich
ham sandwich with nectarine salsa
barbecued burgers
Grilled Shrimp tortilla Sandwiches


Patio Pasta Salad
herbed tortellini salad
antipasti salad
macaroni salad
ham salad on biscuits
spinach salad with pears and warm bacon dressing
picnic macaroni salad


Fun Fruit Ideas
summer fruit with wine and mint


Pie in a Jar!
Mini Lemonade Cakes
Cheesecake in a Jar
Apple Hand Pies
bittersweet double chocolate coconut smores
Chocolate Cookies


italian lemonade recipe
Berry Lemonade
Mint iced tea
Mango Iced tea
half and half with lemonade ice cubes

Packed up and ready to go:

Picnic Baskets
True Fabrications Picnic Stix Set
Picinc Blanket
Picinic Book
Good Day Picnic Simple Travels

Here are some tips from the food network for a great picnic!

Keep these simple tips in mind to ensure your day is all about rest and relaxation.

• Freeze drinks the night before. Not only will your drinks stay cold the next day, they'll help keep your food chilled.

• To keep your picnic festive, bring a colorful and comfortable blanket. Extra towels can serve as pillows when sunbathing or napping.

• Set up your picnic in the shade.

• Although baskets can be quite stylish, a cooler packed with ice is safer.

• Make sure foods that are meant to be served cold are thoroughly cooled before packing.

• If you're driving, transport your cooler in the air-conditioned car, not in the trunk.

• Throw away any food that's been out of the cooler for more than an hour.


When packing a picnic, don't forget these essentials:

• Blanket
• Insect repellent
• Napkins
• Plates
• Silverware
• Serving utensils
• Cups and wine glasses
• Corkscrew or bottle opener
• Paring knife
• Cutting Board
• Condiments
• Damp wipes or cloths for washing up
• Garbage bag

I'm going to start a new series called: {Our Lil' Picnic n' the Park} where I'll journal about our picnics! I'm hoping for at least one per weekend from Memorial Day to Labor Day.. stay tuned!

Note: If anyone would like to do a picnic themed blog swap, please contact me!!!

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