Depends on if I'm taking a picnic basket &/or a cooler, & if it's for a crowd or date for two
Cornish game hens or fried chicken always hits the spot.
For fried chicken - TOMATO PIE
, mac, potato salad, coleslaw, marinated mushrooms. If I don't do the Tomato pie
, a caprese salad or skewered fresh mozzarella balls, cherry tomatoes & fresh basil. Or, tomato/cucumber/onion salad &/or watermelon & feta salad. Fresh fruit - strawberries and or grapes to plunk in the wine glasses. Melon wraped in prosciutto. Smoked salmon cheesecake as an appy. Dessert - hmm, lemon/blueberry pound cake (or white chocolate macadamia nut cookies or brownies for the kids).
Cold shrimp or crab salad in take-out containers with a cold noodle salad is another fave.
Sangria, watermelon lemonade or my Electric Lemondade always hit the spot.