Summer Picnic Ideas from The Townes at Mill Run
Summertime is the perfect time of year for a picnic in the park. Take some time soon to carve out an evening at a local Owings Mills area park and enjoy eating alfresco. Today, The Townes at Mill Run Blog has some tips on what to eat for a picnic.
A picnic can be as simple as picking up a loaf of French bread, a package of sliced cheese, a cluster of grapes, and your favorite beverage at the grocery store on your way home to your apartment — no utensils needed. There is something rather fun and freeing about ripping chunks of bread directly off the loaf, after all. We have some more ideas for what types of food to enjoy for a picnic.
Spicy with a variety of textures, southwestern fare makes for a great picnic, too. Pull together tortilla chips (pack them in a rigid container), salsa, and this fresh summer salad featuring tomato, avocado, and cucumber for a refreshing outdoor meal.
While we’re not advising a dry pb&j and apple in a brown bag, sandwiches are a picnic staple. Be creative with your crust! Sourdough, pitas, and flatbread are all good options, and fillings are only limited by your creativity (check out these picnic sandwich ideas from Martha Stewart for inspiration). Be sure to serve a salad or fruits and vegetables to round off your picnic fare.
Teddy Bear Picnic
For the younger crowd, bringing along a teddy bear makes the picnic! Keep the food simple with cheese, crackers, and bite-size pieces of fruit or vegetables. Lemonade adds a nice touch to this picnic. Be sure to include dessert, berries and cream comes to mind! For more inspiration, check out Pizzazzerie’s Teddy Bear Picnic Party ideas.
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 the park. The point is to eat outdoors and enjoy time with friends and family.