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ally.kat Jun 8, 2010 11:48 PM

I'm planning a picnic and am stubbling with the menu. He's not a big eater, enjoys the simpler things but also a good meal. I want it to be special, some wine, cheese, but am open to ideas and themes. Sandwiches are fine but something different would be nice. I've noted some ideas - bento box, mexican (but what), chicken caesar salad & ??

Thanks in advance for your help.

  1. Chinon00 Jun 10, 2010 03:55 AM

    salmon deviled eggs, melon and proscuitto, blue cheese and fig spread on toast points, chicken salad with orange and almond on crackers, liver mousse, rose champagne

    1. LindaWhit Jun 9, 2010 06:00 AM

      What about things like slices of a spicy (or not) sausage to pair with cheese on pre-toasted French baguette slices, some strawberries with a dipping cream of some sort; fresh figs (are they in season? LOL) wrapped in prosciutto, maybe with a Marcona almond tucked in with some goat cheese.

      Or some mini-sandwiches (maybe using the baguette) with sliced meats (or that prosciutto), a creamy cheese, some arugula, thinly sliced tomatoes, and a spread of some kind.

      Essentially - finger foods. And don't forget LOTS of napkins. :-) (Oh - and a bottle opener if needed for that wine!)

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        dineandcook Jun 9, 2010 07:47 AM

        Living in the south, I sure noticed they like to picnic with fried chicken. Then there's the great sides that come with that. Cole slaw, macaroni salad... When I picnic with my wife, she loves this broccoli salad that I make that has red onions and cranberries.

        Also here's a thought, if he's a beer lover, instead of bringing a bottle of wine, why not a large bottle of a high gravity beer, or maybe even a lambic?

        John
        www.dineandcook.com

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