Peter Piper Packed A Picnic August 1, 2016Posted by nrhatch in Food & Drink, Humor, Travel & Leisure.
It’s August! Time to plan a picnic before Labor Day comes and goes, heralding winter woes.
Picnics aren’t just for grilling and chilling in the backyard.
Pack a picnic to eat at the beach, in a park, by a waterfall, or in a glade.
Picnics aren’t only for lunch.
Consider a breakfast picnic (muffins, croissants, fresh fruit, granola, yogurt parfaits, juice and a thermos of coffee).
Don’t forget the Bloody Mary’s.
What about packing a cocktail party picnic with finger foods (chilled shrimp, lobster rolls, pinwheel wraps, cheese and crackers, crudités with dip, hummus and pita, fruit or veggie kabobs).
Or plan a desserts only picnic. Perfect for the cookie monsters in your life.
To keep things cold: freeze bottles of water or fruit juice to pack around the food. Once the food is gone . . . bottoms up.
To assist with clean up: bring wet wash cloths in snap-top containers or zip-top baggies to wash off sticky fingers and faces. Keep them cool in the cooler to enjoy chilled cloths for heat relief!
While you’re at it, stash sunscreen in the cooler ~ it will feel cool going on and its active ingredients won’t break down in the heat.
If you’re toting food in a backpack, use a straw to inflate bags holding chips and other crumb-prone items to keep them from being smashed to smithereens.
Don’t forget to bring bags for garbage and recycling.
Aah . . . that’s better!