Friday, July 1, 2011

It's Time for the 2011 Picnic Game Round-up!

Picnic Game 2011

Just in case I haven't said it enough times, July is National Picnic Month!!! What do good bloggers do in preparation for Picnic Month? One of two things. Either they scurry online hopping from site to site in search of the perfect "go-to" picnic dish, or dishes, to celebrate the month long celebration or, they "play" the Picnic Game! What? You've never played the Picnic Game? Come on, we'll show you how.

Now, recite after me, I'm going on a picnic and I'm bringing..."

A-Apricot Cobbler

Toted by...Mae

B-Banana Cream Pie

Toted by...Marjie

C-Cherry Bars in a Jar

Toted by...Barbara

D-Diva Doggie Bites

Toted by...The "Girls"

E-Emeril's Strawberry Lemonade

Toted by...Pattie

F-Fingerling Potato Salad w/ Honey-Thyme Vinaigrette

Toted by...Heather

G-Gugelhopf Twister

Toted by...Kristy

H-Honey Graham Roll-ups

Toted by...Glenda

I-Incredible Rabbit Pineapple Tarts

Toted by...Selby

J-Jam Jewels

Toted by...Tiffanee

K-Kirsch Michel

Toted by...Petra

L-Lime Cranberry Fizz

Toted by...Inger

M-Mint Sundae Brownie Squares

Toted by...Debbie

N-Nice Mini Biscuit Sandwiches

Toted by...Gloria

O-Orange Nut Ring

Toted by...Jana

P-Pan Bagnat Provencal

Toted by...Rita

Q-Quick Lemon Bread

Toted by...Chaya

R-Rhubarb Ruguh-Love

Toted by...Yummy Chunklet

S-Salmon Salad

Toted by...Nadine

T-Tequila Truffles

Toted by...Janet

U-Unique Flan

Toted by...Chaya

V-Venus is Out Tonight Radish, Black Olive & Feta Salad

Toted by...Linda

W-White Chocolate Cherry Almond Sour Cream Scones

Toted by...Reeni


Toted by...Veronica

Y-Yummy Blueberry Hill Cupcakes

Toted by...Gloria

Z-Zucchini Salad

Toted by...Rita

I sincerely want to thank everyone for joining in on the Picnic Game festivities. While I was hopping from blanket to blanket, blog to blog, I couldn't help but to feel the enthusiasm kindled with each new recipe. 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 grasp 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 again this year, and we appreciate it. A shout out to you too Heather! Thanks for updating our Logo. It looks GREAT! We did it, not only do we have a menagerie of people and dishes, we have each and every letter of the alphabet! Thank you all. It's been an enormous amount of fun. If you didn't get to play the picnic game this year, not to worry, I have it from a very reliable source that we just may be doing this again next year:) Now, let the feast begin!!! Enjoy, Louise:)


  1. Wow! What an accomplishment! Amazing dishes!

  2. Wow!!! What a feast!! AND, you delivered on the music, Louise! I see so many things that will make it onto my picnic menu this summer. Happy National Picnic Month, Louise and thanks for organizing a blanket full of delicious bites! (PS - LOVE the special Picnic Logo!)

  3. What a fantastic round up! It was super fun participating, and I look forward to next year's picnic!

  4. Great job, Louise. I can't wait to get to my real kitchen and try some of these. The photos are beautiful, and I love your new blog design.

    mae at maefood.blogspot.com

  5. What a wonderful picnic celebration just in time for our Canada Day!!! Thank you Louise;you did real goodl; congratulations!

  6. Oh my gosh...this picnic basket it heavy. My gigantic blanket is spread and I'm ready to spend the day eating. Thanks so much for hosting this, I look forward to it every year =)

  7. Amazing. I think the tequila truffles have my attention though. Oh my. I want to sample some of everything!!

  8. Louise, Many thanks for hosting the picnic and I had fun making the dish starting with "X" and managed to bring it to the picnic. Great to meet so many new friends here and learn so many new recipes. Looking forward to next year's picnic. HUGS!

  9. oooh!! Louise what beauty and perfectly nice look all!! (and the music!!!!) you made me smile in this day, really, all the recipes look awesome and yummy and I think this because you are special and sweet!! Thanks for hostess, THIS IS THE BEST PICNIC I ENJOYED IN YEARS!! so fun, huggs gloria
    Really love the music!

  10. Thanks by remember me the nice pic nic we had when I was a child!!LOL

  11. It's going to take me a long time to get through all of these. And I think this is the first time you've filled all the letters, isn't it! Hooray! Now I'm hungry. I think I'll start with Emeril's beverage.

    Happy Independence Day, Louise!

  12. I am loving this picnic!! What an amazing array of dishes. Sounds so delicious! Thanks for hosting!!

  13. I'm wearing my stretchy pants to this picnic Louise! What a feast! The dessert table is a mile long. Not that I'm complaining. Thank-you for hosting again - it was fun! In case I don't get a chance to stop by again have a great 4th!

  14. Oh Louise! This picnic is so great! Thanks for inviting me and you did such a great job coordinating this. I'm looking forward to visiting everyone here, but we're off to the beach today. I'm adding a link to this post at the end of mine. Happy 4th!!!

  15. That was such fun, Louise! And I met some new blogs that I really enjoyed.
    You are a good sport to organize it every year.
    Have a lovely 4th!

    And I'm glad you think this side blog is fun. I really have so many little things I never posted. Am going to try to keep the words brief and concentrate on the recipes!

  16. This picnic is fantastic! What great choices. I'll have a little bit of everything, and I won't gain any weight.

    Thanks so much for putting this together! Love the picnic cloth, too!

  17. Thanks for hosting!!!! Everyone did such great recipes! Enjoyed the music too!

  18. It's so wonderful for joining this year picnic! So many yummy food! :)

    Nice logo banner, Louise... and I also enjoy the music playlist with the movie. The ladybugs picnic song is so cute.

  19. Louise, Once again I was very lame in not being able to participate, but I am not sure I could even compete with the incredible offerings put forth by the other bloggers. I will do my best for next year, and think I will start now so I will have plenty of time.

  20. hi louise, this must have been fun for everyone taking part and checking what to make from the alphabets that they have picked. Such great menu!!

  21. You got all sorts of cute things!

  22. A wonderful roundup! Everything looks so delicious. What a great picnic it would make.



  23. I need to get myself invited to this picnic next year ;-)

  24. Wow! What a feast! Thanks for letting me take part in this fun event.

  25. I forgot the picnic logo! I've been slowing making my way through the dishes - awesome! I'm adding the logo now, sorry!!!

  26. Wow, so much great food from A to Z! Wish I could have a cherry bar in a jar right now.

  27. first of all, that teddy bear song shall be in my head all day. :)
    secondly, what a spread! this is one picnic i'd absolutely enjoy--paper plates wouldn't cut it!

  28. sorry I missed the picnic this year but glad to see it was filled with yummy food - am feeling a bit behind so maybe by the time it is picnic weather here I might have caught up - fingers crossed

  29. What a round up! What a fantastic collection of dishes! Well done everyone!

  30. What a great picnic, Louise! It looks like there are some mighty delectable dishes here. Thanks for hosting this :)

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    Blackboard lesson on food

    A primer of bread making

    Recipes you'll use over and over again

    The service cookbook

    Occident Flour tested recipes

    Economical canned food recipes


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