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Your Guide to the Perfect Summer Picnic

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Haven’t had a chance to cross a picnic off your summer bucket list? The end of summer is just around the corner so it’s time to get the last of your summer activities in. You can easily add a picnic to any of your outdoor activities, like hiking or beach days, for a delicious outdoor meal. We’ve put together a list of all the best picnic plans to take your summer to the next level.  

Picnic Plans

Backyard Family Night

Packing for your family? A picnic can be more than a basket for two, it’s an opportunity to create a family activity. While you prep the basket, have your kids grab pillows and blankets and turn your backyard into a special picnic escape. 

Start off the meal with an easy-prep appetizer like baked garlic bread and iced tea to help beat the heat. Then bring out the foolproof main course: pasta salad. This recipe incorporates all the summer produce that the family will love. Give it an extra squeeze of lemon juice for a boost of citrus flavor and you’re ready to go! 

Park Adventure 

Sometimes it can feel like you spend all your time inside. A traditional picnic in the park is a great way to take in the fresh air and appreciate nature. 

Try out Caprese sandwiches with fresh mozzarella and tomatoes. Compliment your sandwiches with a light arugula salad and balsamic dressing. Pro tip: be sure to pack any salad dressings in separate containers to keep your greens crisp

Sunset Date

Romantic date night can be more than just dinner at a restaurant. Wine not go the extra mile with an intimate sunset picnic? Pick your favorite place to watch the sunset and impress your loved one with a prepared picnic basket. 

A classic charcuterie board is the way to anyone’s heart. Customize it with as many meats, cheeses, and fruit as you’d like, and pour up a glass of red or white wine for the full experience. 

Ocean Getaway

Turn your picnic into a day trip by driving to the beach! There’s nothing that says Florida more than a delicious meal on the beach followed by a dip in the sea. Prep your basket and hit the road on a memorable day trip. 

Corn salsa with chicken tortillas is easy to pack in individual bowls and simply open up at the beach. Slice and dice a medley of in-season fruit for a sweet side dish. If you’re planning a lunchtime feast opt for a delicious drink like fresh lemonade or juice. Or elevate your dinner basket with a bottle of prosecco.

Prepare Your Basket With Ward’s

What could be better than enjoying nature and a delicious meal at the same time? There are countless ways you can transform a picnic basket to make an exciting meal. Take these ideas and bring them to life with Ward’s. From our in-season produce to specialty meats and cheeses, we’ve got all the ingredients to make the perfect picnic basket for any occasion. Stop in and visit us at Ward’s supermarket today!

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