(Closed) Good picnic food besides sandwiches?

posted 8 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Cheese and crackers and fruit are always good for a picnic!

Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

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Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

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:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/02/dining/02mini.html

http://www.the-picnic-site.com/easy-picnic-food-ideas.html

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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 # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper

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
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Buzzing bee

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

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.

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