National Picnic Month
July is an excellent time for National Picnic Month. The fresh air stirs the appetite, and garden vegetables and fruits make outdoor eating easier.
The word picnic is derived from the French word piquenique. Picnics hearken back to mid-18th-century al fresco French dining. A loaf of bread, some cheese and fruit made for an instant meal under the sky.
Whether we pack meals for tailgating at sporting events, an afternoon get-away or a weekend of camping, picnics provide an excellent way to enjoy the company of friends and family away from home.
It’s important to keep the meals simple and focus on the company. Sandwiches, finger foods, and beverages may seem plain, but it’s more about spending time with each other and being in nature.
When we pack them right, picnics make life simple. The clean up is usually easy thanks to all the finger foods. That way we get to spend more time visiting with friends and family while enjoying the sunshine.
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