Sunday, July 1, 2012

It's Time for the 2012 Picnic Game Round-Up!

I don't know about all of you, but I must tell you, I LOVE "playing" the Picnic Game! When one envisions the sharing of food out of doors, one tends to imagine all sorts of scenarios; a checkered tablecloth nestled along a rustling spring, a grassy meadow, or perhaps a white sandy beach by the ocean. Think for a moment, what adventure do you anticipate when you hear the word Picnic?

Welcome to the 4th Annual Online Picnic!

July may be National Picnic Month but around here at Months of Edible Celebrations, we're celebrating International Picnic Month whether it's on the calendar or not! And let me tell you, have we got baskets full of goodies for you.

We began our excursion on June 18, International Picnic Day. For the past four years, that has been the day that we scurry along choosing letters of the alphabet to tote along to the Picnic Game. As you hop from blanket to blanket or for this special occasion, blog to blog, you will learn more about how the Picnic Game is played while feasting your eyes on delicious goodness from all parts of the hemisphere and beyond. There's just one thing you must remember though, and listen to me because it is very important. Before you can join in on the picnic festivities, you must repeat after me, I'm going on a picnic and I'm bringing...

A-Artichokes Steamed & Dressed w/Mayo

Toted by Mae

B-Baked Beans

Toted by Barbara

C-Cauliflower Tabbouleh

Toted by Casey

D-Dunkin' Donuts with Maple Syrup & Honey Frosting

Toted by Kristy

E-Eggplant Casserole

Toted by Yummy

F-Frosty Summer Salad with Cranberry, Pineapple & Beets

Toted by Pattie

G-Goat Cheese Mixed Green Salad with Cocoa Nibs

Toted by Janet

H-Halibut and Salsa Verde

Toted by Tina

I-Iced Coffee Two Ways

Toted by Inger

J-Jubilee Sandwich

Toted by Petra

K-Key Lime and Ambarella Juice

Toted by Jocelyn

L-Limoncello Pine Nut Biscotti

Toted by Kathy

M-Mini Meringue Kisses

Toted by Ros

N-Nougat Brownies

Toted by Kit

O-Ozark Pudding

Toted by Erica

P-Paletas de Chabacano y Manzanille (Apricot-Chamomile Popsicles)

Toted by Heather

Q-Quinoa Salad

Toted by Chaya

R-Raspberry and Pears Cobbler Pie

Toted by Gloria

S-Strawberry & Kiwi Chocolate Tart

Toted by Dia

T-Thai Fish Cakes in Pita Pocket

Toted by Lena

U-Udon Salad with Honey Sesame Lime Dressing

Toted by Michele

V-Vegetable Salad with Lime Dressing - Rick Bayless

Toted by Chaya

W-Watermelon With Fresh Mint and Lime

Toted by Joyce

X-Xim-Xim De Galinha 

Toted by Veronica

Y-Yam Bake

Toted by Erica

Zucchini & Pineapple Bread

Toted by Tiffanee

Zucchini Many Ways

Toted by Susan

As you can see, we've culled the best of the best to present a menu of picnic deliciousness for our picnic baskets this year. I hope everyone enjoyed it as much as I did. Someone asked me the other day whether I was "nervous" the first time I announced the Picnic Game fours years ago. My answer was an unequivocal yes. Never in my wildest imagination, and believe me, it sometimes gets quite out of hand, could I ever pictured actually participating in a virtual picnic with people I have never physically seen or met in person. How can that be? Well dear visitors, It is...

Welcome to all the new guests who joined in on the festivities this year and thank you to my loyal visitors for putting up with a few of my errors this year. I would also like to give a shout out to those of you who couldn't "play" the alphabet game with us this year but who I know are "playing" in spirit. We missed you:) Have Fun Everyone! Louise