Ultimate Recipe Swap: Time to Picnic

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Picnics are fun affairs. I love to pack up a lunch and eat outdoors, and so do my children. One of my favorites is the impromptu affair with In-N-Out Burger.

But, if I have time to plan, then here’s what we might pack – my recipe for A Great Picnic:

tablecloth (and tablecloth weights or clips if the wind is up)
paper plates, cups and napkins
plastic flatware
bug screens to cover the food
booster seat for the baby
pitcher of Old Fashioned Lemonade
Guacamole, Salsa, and Chips
FishPapa’s Favorite Italian Sandwich
Potato Salad, Pasta Salad, Bean and Rice Salad
Gramma John’s Crispy Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookies

How about you? What’s your favorite picnic food? Share it with us today.

Here’s how to participate in Ultimate Recipe Swap:

1. Post your recipe on your blog. Please mention www.lifeasMOM.com in your post so that your readers know where all the other good recipes are hanging out. Then, come back here to add the link to your post to Mr. Linky below. (Find instructions for Mr. Linky here.)


2. If you don’t have a blog, simply post your recipe or tell us about it in the comments section.

3. Above all, please stick to topic. Today is Picnic Fare. So, if your recipe is not suitable for packing and eating in the great outdoors, your link will be deleted. Thanks for understanding.

Have a story to go along with your recipe? We’d love to hear it!

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About Jessica Fisher

I believe you can get great meals on the table -- and still keep that pretty smile on your face.

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  1. Hoosier Homemade says

    We love picnics too. I hope we can take several this summer.
    Do you have a list of the upcoming themes for URS? I can't seem to find it anywhere.
    Thanks for hosting!

  2. Katie @ goodLife {eats} says

    We've been picnicking at the park after swim lessons this week and it's been a blast. I've been making different pasta salads everyday. One of my newest favorites though is a recipe I found for Watermelon Lemonade. So refreshing!

  3. DJ Bills says

    I make up a batch of Olive Oil Dough (from Artisan Breads in 5 Minutes a Day) and keep it in the fridge. Then, when we want to picnic, we make Oven Pockets in no time. Just roll out 3 or 4 ounces of the dough, layer with cheese, veggies, sauce, spices and anything else your heart desires. Fold over, crimp and slash the top. Make each person's slash a bit different. Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Delicious, and mighty portable!

  4. FishMama says

    HH, the schedule is here: https://www.lifeasmom.com/2009/01/about-ultimate-recipe-swap.html. In case you need to find it again, it's the same link as the "Recipe Swap" tab at the top of the page.

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