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Friday, June 9, 2017

Foodie Friday: Pack A Perfect Picnic. Recipes & More

With unofficial Summer days heating up, there's nothing better than eating out, Alfresco style. It doesn't matter if you picnic in Central Park, the woods, the beach, or your back yard. Just do it with style.  This roundup features everything you need from the basket to the bowling game, and all of the fried chicken and pies in between.  Get ready to pack it all up and enjoy a picnic of your own this weekend.

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Picnic Fruit Salad
Now this is the way to get your fruits, drink them! This recipe calls for beautiful fruit, a vanilla bean and gin or vodka!
Gourmet Traveller

Fried Chicken And Cole Slaw Rolls
These three foods just scream Summer Picnic! I don't even like fried chicken, and I may want a bite of this.
Gourmet Traveller  

Ghost Cheese Set
For those purists that feel all you need for a picnic is a bottle of wine and cheese. Make it a good one. From those wonderful Beekman Boys. After five years, they have created a new Goat Cheese made from 100% goat milk from Farmer John's best milkers. This set includes an unique device for shaving the cheese. Lovely!
Beekman 1802

Chicken Pesto Sandwich
Pesto makes everything taste better, especially if you make it yourself. This recipe is lightened up with Greek yogurt.
Damn Delicious 

Ombre Rainbow Cookie
You and your guests won't mind eating their greens or reds when you serve up these striped sweeties. Yum!
Bon Appétit

Charcuterie and Pesto Picnic Loaf
I haven't had a sandwich is maybe 20 years, but this loaf has me interested. It's half sandwich and half pie. Perfect for picnics because it is best to prepare the night before. Yum.
 The Simple Things

Picnic Time Newbury Picnic Basket 
Deluxe in every way. Service for four and less than $75.

Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade
This recipe is made with chilled sparkling water, but I wouldn't have a problem using chilled sparkling wine instead. Cheers to that idea!

Kate Spade Picnic Champagne Box
You're invited to a picnic. What do you bring? This chic container with cold champagne, of course. Whether you leave it for your hostess or not is up to you. :)
Kate Spade New York

Salmon Summer Rolls
A simple and stunnig twist on a classic Vietnamese Roll. This recipe calls for a hoisin dipping sauce, which will take this salmon to sensational! 
Leites Culinaria

Roasted Herb Veggie Chips
I am not a chip girl....just don't like the greasy mouth feel, but these will be different. I do, however love a sweet potato chip. These are made from beets, turnips, radishes and parsnips.  The recipe calls for the use of a Mandolin which you can find here. Recipe at
Pure Wow  

Summertime Sun Tea
Oh this reminds me of my Grandma Pearl! Whenever we made the long car ride to Kentucky, she would have a giant jar of "Sweet Sun Tea" brewing on the side of the porch. It made me so happy. Imagine your picnic partners when you offer them a spot of home brewed fruit tea at the picnic! Find the canning jars at Amazon and the recipe at
Thirsty For Tea

Peach Hand Pies
A pie can be cumbersome to pack, unless you have a Piebox. But these little hand held versions are super easy. And don't they remind you of the Hostess Pies that Mom packed in our lunch boxes, back in the day?
Girl Gone Gourmet

Late Spring Cheese Board
Make the beautiful whipped feta dips before hand, and wrap up your cheeses. Then assemble on the spot at the picnic. No one will be able to resist, Humbolt Fog cheese, Beet Whipped Feta, Merlot soaked Parmesan, honeycomb and more!
How Sweet Eats

Teddy Bear Picnic Set
Calling all Grandparents, Aunties, and Godparents. Here's the gift for all little cubs this Summer.  This set guarantees an afternoon complete with everything needed for a proper picnic with you!

Easy Layered Mediterranean Orzo Pasta Salad
Now how pretty is this salad? once you get past the Orzo rice, it is one of those "use what you have on hand" dishes to create. The glass jars make it easy to serve and transport to your picnic. You can find a big selection of  canning jars at Amazon. See the recipe at
Half Baked Harvest

Picnic Perfect Linens
Even on the lawn or a basic picnic table, lovely linens make a statement.
Williams Sonoma

Strawberry-Rhubarb Salad with Mint and Hazelnuts
Strawberries and Rhubarb are always a delicious duo. Here, unlike in pie, the rhubarb is raw but still tart. The mint adds the brightness to this fabulous recipe.
Bon Appétit

Wooden Lawn Bowling Set
What fun! Available in six cool colors and less than $25.

Strawberry Icebox Cheesecake Dessert
This dish so reminds me of something that my Mom and her lady friends might make for the Church Picnic or a backyard barbecue. Best yet, it can be thrown together in 15 minutes.
Sprinkle Bakes

Roasted Tomato and Goat Cheese Quiche
When in doubt, serve quiche. It's perfect for every time of day, and can be served hot, cold, or room temperature.
The Kitchn

Pack a Summer Bouquet
A little inspiration for adding a special touch to your next pretty picnic.
One Kings Lane

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