Friday, June 29, 2012

Prelude to a Picnic

Hi Everyone! Are you ready? I mean indubitably ready? Good, because, We're going on a picnic! That's right, mark your calendar. July is National Picnic Month and since June 18, 2012, International Picnic Day, visitors of Months of Edible Celebrations have been creating all kinds of goodies to celebrate the event by "playing" the Picnic Game. What? You've never heard of the Picnic Game? Well, you best high tail yourself right back here on July 1st to find out what all the excitement is about!

In the mean time, let's see if I can get you in a Picnic kinda mood with a picnic book I've chosen to share today. Authored by Robin Vitetta-Miller and entitled, what else but Picnics, Easy Recipes for the Best Alfresco Foods, this little gem is filled with all kinds of quick picnicky recipes including dollops of hints and tips.

No mini picnic for us, we're going to have a smorgasbord of delights from all parts of the world mixing happily together on our picnic menu. Oh, I know, you're just dying to know what picnic delicacies we'll be nibbling on. Sorry, no previews:) It's all part of the Picnic Game as you will see if you drop on by on Sunday. And for those of you who are "playing" the Picnic Game, you know who you are, be sure and do some blanket hopping and forage out all the goodies there are to share!

Well, that pretty much sums it up, the basket is packed, we've found the perfect ant free place in our neck of the woods to celebrate, all that's left to do is kick back and enjoy our carefree virtual dining experience on Sunday. How cool is that! I had better leave you a morsel of finger food to nibble on while you're waiting for the festivities to begin. "See" Ya Sunday!


  1. Love the mini picnic ideas! I think it's easy to forget that a picnic doesn't have to be a detailed meal with lots of stuff to make. All it takes is some bread, cheese, fruit, and a beverages to have a nice summer meal outside!

  2. Yes Louise, I am ready alright! Can't wait to bring along some empty containers. haha... Yes, you guys need to prepare extra more cause I'm bring some back with me.

  3. How appropriate for a day that finds so many in my area without power - or AC - and the parade in one town was canceled due to the fact the firefighters are busy removing trees from the roads, off of houses, etc. I think I'll pack a picnic for our station, and the busiest one across the county...

  4. Actually, Louise, we are planning a picnic this afternoon! We may be crazy because the heat is bound to be oppressive, but perhaps the outdoor music being performed will help us forget the heat. We're taking plenty of water and an umbrella to keep the sun off!:-)

  5. I can't wait for the picnic!! It's looks amazing from what I've seen so far :)

  6. Hi Louise! I'm sure it will be a great picnic again! And now I know for sure what Americans prefer for their picnis :)

  7. Oh Louise Im a little nerveous! Anyway I made finally my recipe and I can take pictures before rain again LOL
    I hope to post tomorrow in the morning!!xx

  8. Love salmon with sour cream and dill on dark bread.
    The picnic is going to be a blast!

  9. hi louise, assured that i'll be coming with an empty stomach and savour all the food in the picnic. There's going to be so much fun. i've already chk the weather forecast tmrw, it's going to be a bright sunny day ..yay!I'll be bringing a music player along and we going to party, sing and dance and eat till the sun goes down!!

  10. hi louise, assured that i'm going to come with an empty stomach and savour all the food at the picnic! i've alraedy chked the weather forecast, it's going to be a bright sunny day..yay! i'll be bringing a musis player along and all of us will be dancing, singing and eat till the sun goes down!!

  11. Love the mini picnics menus! And smoked salmon with black bread is such a great combination - and capers? Yes. Please. ;-)

  12. Love this post…The smoked salmon on black bread looks wonderful!


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