Tuesday, April 24, 2012
When springtime weather arrives, we're always excited to spend more time outside with friends and family. We especially love getting a group together for a fun and delicious picnic in a nearby park. With a couple smart choices you can put together a delicious picnic in no time.
First, don't forget some blankets for sitting and toys for the kids. For everyone else, you'll need a cooler filled with cold drinks and plenty of napkins, paper plates and disposable utensils.
For food, we like dishes that are easy to make and keep well in any kind of weather. For this trip, we've picked a fresh salad, tasty sandwich and hand-held dessert. One great trick for the salad is to bring the dressing separately and only use it at the last second to keep all your veggies crisp. As always, you should customize your menu to feature your favorite dishes.
Watermelon and Arugula Salad (Food52)
Great salad- add the watermelon and dressing at the last second.
Ingredients: Parsley, Lime, Red Onion, Watermelon, Arugula, Feta Cheese, Kalamata Olives, Olive Oil
Turkey Sandwich with Herbed Farmer Cheese (Martha Stewart)
This sandwich is packed with delicious ingredients.
Ingredients: Turkey, Whole-Grain Bread, Thyme, Greek Yogurt, Farmer Cheese, Tomato, Sprouts
Shortbread Caramel Brownie Bars (MyRecipes)
These shortbread bars are the perfect outdoor dessert.
Ingredients: Butter, Sugar, Baking Powder, Milk, Salt, Chocolate, Caramels, Flour, Eggs, Cornstarch
Now it's time to pack that picnic!
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Posted by FoodPair at 9:09 AM