July may be National Picnic Month but here @ Months of Edible Celebrations, July is International Picnic Month too!!!
For the last week or so, picnic fever has consumed tiny kitchen corners all over the blogosphere. From dusk to dawn we've been preparing for the second annual Alphabet Picnic Game Picnic. We have music and games, and oodles to eat. The hillside appears like a mosaic kaleidoscope darned with people dancing, singing and playing. We even have a couple of determined insects joining in on the fun. They won't bother us none; and neither will the weather. It's a virtual picnic after all and you're all welcome to join us.
The hoopla begins on International Picnic Day, June 18th. That's when every one who wants to play chooses their letter to fill the picnic basket. Each guest posts an item that starts with that letter of the alphabet on their blog. One letter at a time the picnic grows with anticipation and excitement. What will we have? Who will be there? Which dish to nibble at first? And while we're wondering about all of those things, there's one very important thing to remember. It's a memory game we're playing. Repeat after me...I'm going on a picnic and I'm bringing... I can't hear you. I'm going on a picnic and I'm bringing... Much better:) So grab a picnic blanket, crank up the music, don't forget the shades, and join us while we Round-Up the dishes at the Alphabet Picnic Game!!! As Heather says, Woo Hoo! Let's eat...
I sincerely want to thank everyone for playing the picnic game. To those of you who have played before; I'm blessed to have you as my loyal guests. While I was visiting from blog to blog, I saw how you encouraged new comers and eagerly welcomed them. New visitors and guests; it's been a pleasure to "meet" you and you all did a GREAT job too. Directions don't seem to be my forte but somehow, you managed to get hold and run with it. Some of you, you know who you are, and now so does everyone else, carried two dishes to the picnic and we appreciate it. There were a few late comers and shy players who in a moment of need, literally "threw" appetizing goodies together for the sake of one more letter! And, we did it, not only do we have a menagerie of people and dishes, we have each and every letter of the alphabet or we soon will. Thank you all. It's been an enormous amount of fun. I can't wait to nibble at all the dee...licious goodies. You've really out done yourselves. Enjoy, Louise
A-Almond Joy Pie
C-Chocolate Picnic Cake
D-Dutch Funnel Cake
E-Easy Blender Chicken Pie
F-Five Bean Salad
H-Herb and Cheese Pasta Salad
I-Incredibly Fruity Raspberry Cakes
J-Jeweled Picnic Bars
K-Kaltschale (Cold Fruit Soup)
L-Long Island Lemonade Cocktail
O-Olive Nut Bread
P-Pomegranate Mousse Cake
R-Raspberry Chocolate Macarons
S-Spicy Glazed Shrimp and Veggie Kabobs
T-Turkey and Pear wraps w/ Curried Aioli!!
U-"Unoriginal Whole Foods Salad Bar"
V-Vegetable Things of Spring Salad+
W-White Caramel Popcorn
X-X-quisite Layered Fruit Salad
Y-Yellow Squash Casserole