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Old 03-01-2007, 04:52 PM   #1
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Picnics

What food(s) would you choose to take on a picnic ( either with family or friends?)

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Old 03-01-2007, 04:56 PM   #2
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a basket of my family's "secret recipe" cookies
a thermos of hot cocoa (marshmallows in another bag)

crackers with an assortment of good cheeses, diced up
a bowl of all different veggies, cut up in pretty shapes
deviled eggs
fresh black plums


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Old 03-01-2007, 04:57 PM   #3
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baguette,
veggies (e.g.radishes, carrots, red pepper),
fruits (e.g.berries, cut up melon, apples, pears),
cheeses (I love all cheese),
meats (e.g.prosciutto, salami, ham)
wine (I prefer reds)

things that we can eat with out having to use forks
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Old 03-01-2007, 07:11 PM   #4
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Well for family...probably the old Southern stand-by of Fried Chicken, cold potato salad, deviled eggs, pimento & cheese sandwiches, pickles and olives etc. etc. etc.

For friend...Wine, cheese(s), crusty bread, fresh fruit as in peaches, strawberries or nice juicy plums...
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Old 03-01-2007, 08:05 PM   #5
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One of my favorite "picnics" was an impromptu one Buck and I had one day when we were in our nearest big city for a day out.

There's an awesome 100-year-old bakery in the town. They also sold cheeses at the time we were there, so we bought a beautiful baguette and some cheese.

We'd already purchased a bottle of wine somewhere else, so we took our nummies down to the river - the Ohio - which runs alongside the downtown portion of where we were and found a picnic table under a tree. We spent a leisurely hour or so enjoying our bread, cheese and wine and watching the river and the people around us.

I think the meal could have been Velveeta, Wonder bread and Ripple and it would've been just as memorable. It was an absolutely beautiful day that we spent together.

Otherwise, my favorite picnic is quite similar to what Uncle Bob posted. 'Cept I'd add a huge batch of brownies and chocolate chip cookies for dessert and, if possible, some hand-cranked strawberry ice cream.
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Old 03-01-2007, 08:38 PM   #6
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One of my favorite "picnics" was an impromptu one Buck and I had one day when we were in our nearest big city for a day out.

There's an awesome 100-year-old bakery in the town. They also sold cheeses at the time we were there, so we bought a beautiful baguette and some cheese.

We'd already purchased a bottle of wine somewhere else, so we took our nummies down to the river - the Ohio - which runs alongside the downtown portion of where we were and found a picnic table under a tree. We spent a leisurely hour or so enjoying our bread, cheese and wine and watching the river and the people around us.

I think the meal could have been Velveeta, Wonder bread and Ripple and it would've been just as memorable. It was an absolutely beautiful day that we spent together.

Otherwise, my favorite picnic is quite similar to what Uncle Bob posted. 'Cept I'd add a huge batch of brownies and chocolate chip cookies for dessert and, if possible, some hand-cranked strawberry ice cream.
Heart warming story Miss Katie. Now! How could I have left the brownies at home??

(I'm thinking Sat. will be short-rib day in the outdoor kitchen)
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(I'm thinking Sat. will be short-rib day in the outdoor kitchen)
Yippee!! I can almost taste 'em!
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Fresh French bread, different cheeses, veggies, mac salad,
water with lemon slices and some homemade vanilla ice cream for dessert.
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Old 03-01-2007, 09:15 PM   #9
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We do about 12 'picnics" per year--equals a tailgate for every home game for our NFL team. So we do a LOT of different things. Sometimes a grill, sometimes not. Can be hot weather and a close to noon kickoff, so it might even be a brunchy menu. Or a 4PM game andmoderately cold.
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I am a salad girl potato salad seafood salad chicken salad... the list goes on...
cole slaw is nice too...
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