So yesterday it was about decorating. As you can see, I've done a titch more. I like the flag on the fence a lot and may have to leave it up all summer long.
Today, let's discuss a 4th of July picnic, which is exactly what we'll be enjoying tomorrow at the ocean, if all works according to plan.
These are the food items to go: ice (I actually just froze some flavored water in their original bottles), chips, treats, fruit, wheat sandwich rolls, and sandwich filling. Since it's every family for themselves with sandwiches, I'm going to make egg salad for John and me. Anyone else is invited to have some, of course, but we like egg salad and it's easy enough to pack in a container and make our sandwiches fresh. I do not enjoy soggy rolls.
My son has already informed me that they'll be making ham and cheese as well as peanut butter. Apparently, only one of the grands will be eating a pbj sandwich as the other has graduated to ham and cheese. Progress!
I am planning to make Nutella Rice Krispee Treats, a Judy recipe from Mennonite Girls Can Cook. I know that my grands love Nutella so that'll be fun. Just yesterday, BettyR posted a Coconut Loaf recipe at MGCC and I am also making that to take along, if it cools off toward evening.
Must think of some extras...perhaps some dill pickles, but we're watching salt intake (I am anyway), so perhaps I'll switch to celery sticks.
Now what makes the perfect picnic for you? (You know, besides the obvious —leaving the ants home!)