July 27, 2008

Scrumptious Sunday: Picnic

Scrumptious Sunday Week #22
Theme: Picnic (National Picnic Month)
Hosted by Mercedes Rocks

Picnics are a fabulous way to spend a summer afternoon: lounging in the grass, enjoying the scenery and eating favorite foods. 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



Peanut Butter Wrap Recipe
* 2 tablespoons peanut butter
* 10 inches flour tortillas
* 1/2 cup chopped apple
* 1 teaspoon brown sugar
* 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Spread tortilla with peanut butter. Scatter the apple on top. Combine the brown sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over apples. Roll up tightly and wrap with plastic wrap. Chill 1 hours


  1. Great recipe and wonderful tips. I wish I could get my husband's family to follow these tips. A picnic with them can be quite scary.

  2. I love this list - and those wraps do seem scrumptious.

  3. Thanks for the tips...most definitely a cooler with ice! I believe some have forgotten what to do and bring for a picnic! I love peanut butter! Yummy wraps! Thanks for sharing! My post is here!



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