Summer Picnic Ideas
Summer is the perfect season to head out of your apartment for a picnic in the park. Take some time soon to carve out an evening at a local West Warwick area park and enjoy eating alfresco. Today, the Greenwich Place Blog has some tips on what to eat for a picnic.
While we’re not advising a dry PB&J and apple in a brown bag, sandwiches are a picnic staple. Be creative with your crust! Sourdough, pitas, and flatbread are all good options, and fillings are only limited by your creativity (check out these picnic sandwich ideas from Martha Stewart for inspiration). Be sure to serve a salad or fruits and vegetables to round off your picnic fare.
English author, Jane Austen, wrote about 19th-century picnics, painting a lovely picture of pastoral bliss. Go all out and indulge in a Jane Austen-inspired picnic, complete with a tablecloth and tea service. If the idea intrigues you, you’re not alone. Read how Anika Mehta pulled it off in her blog: How to Have a Regency Tea Party Picnic. Also, if you’re looking for suitable picnic food, check out Bite from the Past.
Ole! Hello Mexican Picnic Food
Though not common, chili makes excellent Mexican picnic fare. Plan ahead to keep it hot, using a thermos, until you’re ready to eat. Another idea is to take along a portable picnic stove and warm up tamales or taquitos, which are easy to eat with your hands. Elote (corn on the cob grilled or boiled in the husk) is delicious with added condiments such as salt, chili powder, butter, or lime juice. Adding a salad featuring lettuce, beans, cilantro, and avocado is a nice way to round out your meal.
What’s your favorite food to take on a picnic? Where do you like to go for a picnic? Please share in the comments so we can all enjoy new foods and places to visit here in Rhode Island.