Post # 1
So, Darling Husband and I are going to the movie night at Central Park tomororrow. We’re going to bring a picnic, but I want to go beyond just sandwiches or hot dogs. Any ideas? Unfortunately, I have to go straight after work so I’ll need to bring the stuff with me. It will just be a short day at work, but I’ll have to lug it around Chuck E Cheeses lol. I’ll have a little soft sided cooler to bring with and might be able to keep the food coldish, but not super cold. Any ideas?
Post # 3
Cheese and crackers and fruit are always good for a picnic!
Post # 4
I guess I should add that this will also be dinner lol We love cheese and crackers and fruit, but not sure we could get by having just that for dinner
Post # 5
If you have a pretty good ice pack, then I’d say cheese & crackers & grapes or other fruit. They sell pre-sliced cheese for crackers (like sharp cheddar), so you won’t need any knives or plates. They also sell pre-made fruit salad. Now you just need a few mini bottles of wine and you’ll be all set!
Edit: As I was posting this, you replied above that you need more substantial dinner food. Here’s a few websites I use sometimes for picnic ideas that might help:
Post # 6
Cheeses like cheddar don’t really need refridgerated, many countries eat cheeses warm.
If you could keep it cold, cold fried-chicken is awesome for picnics.
Fresh fruits and veggies.
Some types of pies can be room-temperature for a while.
Pickled things, if you like them. (Pickles, pickled okra, pickled baby corn, picked eggs, etc.)
I love the idea to include mini bottles of wine!
Post # 7
my mom always makes tuna fish salad. I love it. but it does make your breath pretty gross. fi will not kiss me if I eat it.
Post # 8
No alcohol or glass is allowed 🙁 We’ll have to save that for a picnic some other time. Good thing I like picnics 🙂 lol
Post # 9
Tuna is a good idea! Luckily I carry mints and gum with me all the time anyway lol
Post # 10
pitas and hummus! and sliced up bell peppers and carrots and cucumbers (all delicious in hummus)
grapes, or other lightweight fruit (i.e. not apples, haha) – you could freeze them if you’re worried about them getting warm.
peanut butter on celery (throw back to old school days!)
cocoa covered almonds
That’s all I can think of off the top of my head 🙂
And I second bringing mini bottles of wine!
Post # 11
I love salads like Chinese Chicken Salad! You can keep the wontons, dressing, and salad separate until it is time to eat so things don’t get all soggy. The boy and I just went to see John Mayer at the Hollywood Bowl where you are allowed to bring food in and this is what we had. Super yummy!
As far as sides I love fresh cut fruit!
Post # 12
what about a pasta salad… you can do tricolor pasta and just cut up cheese, peperoni, carrots, whole cherry tomatoes, artichokes, green olives, anything really… we do this all the time bec Fiance hates mayo and cheese.. with this he can at least pick the cheese out.. throw some balsamic dressing over it. yummy. and you can bring some fruit salad for dessert.