We love to picnic, and some of our favorites include:
pitas stuffed with chicken salad, egg salad, or veggies and lunch meats and cheese
cold crispy ''fried'' baked chicken (like homemade shake and bake
) with potato salad and fruit.
I like to take a garlic bread loaf, stick our favorite sandwich toppings on and cut it into slices when we eat. The garlic butter makes it extra yummy!
This salad looks yummy, and I'm going to try it next picnic we go on:
3 cups orange juice
1 cup couscous
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
3 plums, pitted and diced
2 cans Mandarin orange segments, drained
1 pear, cored and diced
1 cup strawberries, diced
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, finely chopped
(or 1 tsp. dried mint)
In a small saucepan, bring 2 cups of orange juice to a boil. Stir in the couscous, cover and remove from heat. Let stand approx. 5 min. (until all liquid is absorbed). Place into a serving bowl (or plastic bowl with fitted lid for transporting to your picnic site).
Bring remaining 1 cup of orange juice, ginger and cinnamon to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 15-20 min. until liquid is reduced to approx. 1/2 cup. Let cool.
Combine the sliced fruit with fresh mint. Stir the fruit into the couscous. Pour the cooled reduced juice over the mixture and toss to combine well.