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Old 05-06-2009, 06:53 PM   #1
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ISO ideas/help with Mother's Day Weekend Boat Picnic Menu

My friends, help me out with this?
One of my favorite things is to go fishing and there's nothing better than taking my grown boys fishing, so that's what we will do for Saturday this Mother's day week-end. Two boats, 5 people, 2 coolers.
I need a little help on the menu. I'd like to have two coolers packed and ready at 2-3 pm, so we can get out on the lake. I've got all morning to make food and pack it together. I'm SO looking forward to the time with the boys.
Any ideas for a menu? We'll probably eat around 5 pm, I could probably bring hot or cold food, but, hot would be a challenge unless we go to shore. We'll eat on the lake tethering the boats together for a little while.
Bring:
Fishing licenses
boat lights
10 rods and reels ready to go
anchors and life preservers
Beverages: Beer? Soda, Water
Food: suggestions?
We'll fish until just after sunset.
So, can you help me out with some suggestions? Thank you in advance, ~Bliss
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Old 05-06-2009, 07:14 PM   #2
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My dh and boys love it when I take a round sour dough loaf cut it through and take out some of the bread from the bottom, then I coat with a mix of creamy horseradish and sou cream with some mayo all mixed together, add salami,mortadella, ham, provolone, a good mix of chopped olives, shredded dressed lettuce, I just use red wine vinegar and evoo,put on the top wrap well with foil and weight it down and refrigerate. The sammie I make the day before so the juices from olives and dressing get all through the sandwich.. usually make 3-4 or these with all 12 of us..I make both macaroni and potatoe salads, chips a container of cut fruit dressed with lime juice and honey I pack this so it wil stay icy cold...cupcakes or Katie E's devils food cake..
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Old 05-06-2009, 07:14 PM   #3
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What a great idea. That sounds like great fun to me! If you want something special maybe you could do a seafood themed dinner.
Some ideas:
Spicy boiled shrimp with some dipping sauces
A really nice relish tray
Shrimp or crab dip with assorted crackers
Shrimp salad (I love this!)
Marinated crab claws (Yum-o)
All of the above

I like just cold fried chicken with potatoe salad too! Have fun!
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Old 05-06-2009, 07:52 PM   #4
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Wow!! Can I go??? I wanna go!!!! Here's what I always used to take on all day(s) fishin trips

Fish Cleaning Stuff
Cast Iron skillet
Small Bottle of Oil
Small Bag of Meal
Small Bottle of Ketchup
Salt & Pepper
Loaf of Light Bread
2 or 3 Gallon Size Zip locks...
Roll of paper towels...
Propane Stove...

Frying fresh fish on a sand bar on the river or the bank of a lake...Does it get any better??? --- Of course for those times when they ain't bitin...better take along a couple of baloney sammiches...Or a can of sardines, and a box of crackers...

I like the spicy Swimp idea too!!! Yum!
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Old 05-06-2009, 07:55 PM   #5
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Great suggestions both of you, thank you!
Kadesma, you are the second person to suggest a muffelatta type sandwich. (i asked my work mates) I LOVE them, but, I made some 2 weeks ago and got the stomach flu or something and honestly, I need a break from it if you know what i mean, just for a few months.
Seafood is great but I'm in the midwest so seafood is expensive and not fresh........I'm leaning toward turkey or chicken. Fried chicken would be something special for us.
I'm sorry, those are good suggestions though. Veggie, pickle trays make sense too. And I think a dessert would be good too.
DANG uncle bob, I can't imagine coming off the lake at 9 and cleaning and cooking......I'm gonna be too worn out. This will probably work for the younger crowd though lol!
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Wow!! Can I go??? I wanna go!!!! Here's what I always used to take on all day(s) fishin trips
Sure, you got your rods and reels ready? Would you bring dessert?
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Old 05-06-2009, 08:03 PM   #7
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Sure, you got your rods and reels ready? Would you bring dessert?
You bet!! Will brownies with lots of pecans be Ok???

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DANG uncle bob, I can't imagine coming off the lake at 9 and cleaning and cooking......I'm gonna be too worn out. This will probably work for the younger crowd though lol!
You will notice I said "used to" ....
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You bet!! Will brownies with lots of pecans be Ok???



You will notice I said "used to" ....
Yes and lol, I expect pecan brownies, but I'm not going to clean fish AND cook after dark. Thanks for the laugh! !! I 'used to' walk 8 miles a day, that just ain't happening either.

Dessert: UB brownies w/pecans
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I made a sandwich similar to this for a picnic: Pan Bagnat Recipe : Alton Brown : Food Network You can put whatever fillings you want in it. I used grilled chicken, lettuce, tomato, roasted red peppers, and provolone cheese. I had a potato salad to go with it. HTH.
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Fried chicken sounds wonderful..I get tired of sandwiches. I do have a lovely picnic orzo salad that we all enjoy. If interested let me know and I'll send it along.If not have a wonderful time with your family and enjoy fishing. Happy Mothers day.
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