I am not panicking that there are only three weeks left before September arrives. Nope.The fact that I haven’t flipped our calendar over from July to August is completely meaningless. Okay, I’m freaking out! Even though September is one of the loveliest months where I live, it’s just not summer to me. So I’m determined to make the most of this last stretch – barbecues, dinners on the deck and most importantly, picnics.
I pack lunches to bring to the park all the time, but my preferred al fresco meal is the dinner picnic. In fact, it’s one of our favourite ways to get together with other families. You’re not worried about sunscreen re-application or who has to get home for a nap. Just lay out a blanket with sandwiches, salads, maybe a few homemade cookies. The kids can tear around and burn off their end of day sillies. And if something other than water ends up in one of the adult canteens, all the better!
Our top picnic standby, these scrumptious Fresh Corn and Basil Muffins, are great on their own or served with a schmear of soft goat cheese. They're super quick top make, and make the most of summer fresh corn! (These would also be great in the fall alongside a bowl of chili.)
And here are our other four picnic dinner favourites:
Tuna Nicoise Sandwich
This is a meal in a sandwich, and a delicious spin on a classic.
Picnic chicken Salad Sandwich
The ultimate Chicken Salad Sandwich is hearty and easy to transport!