Yesterday I shared my tips on how to plan the perfect summer picnic and I am back today with some fail-safe portable picnic recipes. When you are planning a meal that needs to travel, often times your go-to dishes will not work. You want to make sure to choose items that can be served at room temperature and that can handle a bump in the road or a drive in the car. So… while your triple layer berry trifle might be super impressive + crazy delicious, you might need to rethink your menu if you want to take it on your next picnic.

Luckily, summer produce is very picnic-friendly and many dishes can be wrapped up in wax paper or packaged in portable containers to take with you virtually anywhere. One of the easiest items to take on a picnic is a watermelon… it is always a crowd pleaser and super easy to eat with your hands. Below are a few tips to help you menu plan your next picnic (or outdoor feté) followed by some portable picnic recipes that are sure to taste as good as they look!

  1. pack dishes that can be eaten at room temperature
  2. foods that are easy to eat without silverware or plates are always a hit
  3. salami + cured meats are ideal as they will not spoil
  4. pack some ice or frozen bottles of water to keep perishable dishes fresh
  5. finger foods + snacks are great for grazing
  6. if you are bringing wine, try finding a boxed version (it will be much lighter to carry)
  7. stash a bottle opener, a box of matches and a sharp knife in your cooler or picnic basket

south on broadway blog / picnic essentials / planning / entertaining / picnic / summer / products / recipes / denver / denver activities / lifestyle blogger

(left to right: antipasto salad kabobs  /  summer sun tea  /  cucumber, goat cheese, alfalfa + avocado sandwiches  /  buffalo spiced almonds  /  sweet potato chips with white bean + basil dip  /  zucchini chips  /  salted brown butter rice crispy treats  /  picnic salami sandwiches  /  dark chocolate trail mix bites)

Written by Jaime
South on Broadway is a Denver based food + lifestyle blog for lovers of food, fashion and design. a destination for daily inspiration

    11 Comments

  1. conair hair curler September 27, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    When someone writes an post he/she keeps the plan of a user in his/her mind that how a user can be aware of it.
    Therefore that’s why this paragraph is perfect. Thanks!

  2. Mose September 27, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    Hi, its nice piece of writing on the topic of media
    print, we all be familiar with media is a fantastic source of facts.

  3. more info here October 1, 2016 at 12:03 am

    Hello, i think that i saw you visited my website thus i came to “return the favor”.I’m trying to find things to improve my website!I suppose its ok to use a few of your ideas!!|

  4. MacFarlane Group October 1, 2016 at 11:26 pm

    Hello there! This post couldn’t be written much better!
    Looking through this article reminds me of my previous roommate!
    He constantly kept preaching about this. I most
    certainly will forward this article to him. Pretty sure he’ll have
    a good read. Many thanks for sharing!

  5. Flossie October 2, 2016 at 10:47 am

    Thanks for one’s marvelous posting! I truly enjoyed reading it, you’re
    a great author. I will remember to bookmark your blog and
    will often come back at some point. I want to encourage yourself to continue your
    great job, have a nice afternoon!

  6. Chastity October 3, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    Heya fantastic website! Does running a blog like this require a
    massive amount work? I’ve absolutely no expertise in programming but I
    had been hoping to start my own blog soon. Anyways,
    should you have any ideas or tips for new blog owners
    please share. I know this is off topic however I simply needed to ask.
    Thanks!

  7. MacFarlane Group Mark Curry October 10, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    I’m amazed, I must say. Rarely do I come across a blog that’s equally educative and entertaining, and without a doubt, you have hit the nail on the head.
    The problem is an issue that too few men and women are speaking intelligently about.
    Now i’m very happy that I found this in my hunt for
    something relating to this.

  8. como descargar minecraft para pc October 11, 2016 at 2:30 am

    I was very pleased to find this website. I want to to thank you for ones time just for this wonderful read!!
    I definitely really liked every bit of it and I have you book-marked to check out new stuff on your site.

  9. minecraft October 12, 2016 at 9:44 am

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I really appreciate your efforts and I will be waiting for your next write ups thanks once again.

  10. minecraft October 13, 2016 at 8:58 am

    Hi there, I enjoy reading through your article post.

    I wanted to write a little comment to support you.

  11. Donette October 13, 2016 at 10:19 am

    I read this paragraph fully concerning the difference of latest and
    previous technologies, it’s awesome article.