April 23rd is National Picnic Day and kicks off
the season to pack a basket,
grab a blanket or quilt and head outdoors!
In celebration of picnic season, I packed a post with picnics, portable salads, and menu ideas from the archives!
Click on the links in red to revisit the posts for picnic inspiration and recipes :)
And a handy cookbook with 125 recipes for 29 seasonal menus. . .
Picnic by DeeDee Stovel:
Picnics are fun, casual, and somehow the food just tastes better in a beautiful outdoor setting.
In PICNIC, DeeDee Stovel offers 29 picnic event ideas with more than 125 recipes – packable repasts from an informal Berry Picking Picnic to an elegant Music Festival Picnic. Although PICNIC includes all of the traditional fare, the recipes for the soups, entrées, salads, and desserts are all a cut above the ordinary.
And when lazy summer days turn chilly, enjoy a Sports Booster Picnic, a Fall Foliage in New England Picnic, and an Après-Ski Picnic. Wine and beer selections accompany each menu. Plus picnic lore, packing to go, the perfect picnic basket, rainy day alternatives, and much more. It’s an all-American feast!