Celebrate International Picnic Day in June
June 18th is International Picnic Day. Celebrate by having a picnic in the park with family and friends. Independence Place Blog brings you a few great picnic food recipes. We hope you get a chance to celebrate and have fun this month here in Rhode Island with some of these “international” picnic ideas and recipes.
If you want to go all out and do an old-fashioned picnic complete with fried chicken, potato salad, rolls, and chocolate cake for dessert, the Cutestuff Cooks blog has recipes for all of it — it’s like the blogger was planning to go on a picnic! If you don’t have time to do it all from scratch, make the potato salad and cake the night before and pick up the fried chicken and rolls from the grocery store deli.
A loaf of French bread, cheese, and grapes can make a meal. However, for something a little more substantial, add some cold cuts from your local deli. Don’t forget a bottle of your favorite wine to complete the experience.
English author, Jane Austen, writes about 19th century picnics, painting a lovely picture of pastoral bliss. Go all out and indulge in a Jane Austen-inspired picnic, complete with a tablecloth and tea service. If the idea intrigues you, you’re not alone. Read how Anika Mehta pulled it off: How to Have a Regency Tea Party Picnic, in her blog, Hello Giggles. Bite from the Past is the perfect place to find suitable picnic food for your outing.
Don’t forget the paper plates, utensils, cups, and a tablecloth! Once the food is planned, the next step is deciding where to go. If you don’t have time to prepare a picnic, simply stop at your favorite deli and pick up food to take to your favorite Cranston park. The point is to eat outdoors and enjoy time with friends and family.