Mix and Match 4th of July Picnic

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By The Paula Deen Test Kitchen

The Fourth of July is the perfect time to take your family and your loved ones outside and enjoy some beautiful summer weather.  This Independence Day why not head out to your local parks and plan a delicious summer picnic. Getting outside will not only get the kids away from the television, but you can also have some quality bonding time with your friends, family and loved ones.

We’ve taken some of Paula’s best picnic recipes in our Mix and Match Fourth of July Summer Picnic Guide. Choose one (or more) from each of the categories and create your own festive menu! What kind of combos will you choose?

Don’t forget your sparklers!

Choose a Sandwich
1. Tomato Sandwich with Parsley or Basil
2. Jamie’s Chicken Salad Sandwich
3. Prime Rib Sandwich with Caramelized Onions, Arugula and Horseradish Cream
4. Lobster Club Sandwich
5. Mini Pork Sandwiches

Choose a Potato Salad
1. Skillet Fried Potato Salad
2. Sausage and Potato Salad
3. Pink Potato Salad
4. Roasted Potato Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing
5. Italian Potatoes

Choose a Second Salad
1. English Pea Salad
2. Avocado Chicken Salad
3. Corn and Asparagus Salad
4. Southern Cornbread Salad
5. Macaroni Salad

Choose a Slaw
1. Peppery Coleslaw with Orange Chili Vinaigrette
2. Corny Coleslaw
3. Broccoli Coleslaw
4. The Lady’s Coleslaw
5. Hot Slaw

Choose a Beverage
1. Watermelon Cooler
2. Sweet Tea
3. Sparkling Sweet Cherry Lemonade
4. Lemonade
5. Minted Lemon and Limeade

Choose a Dessert
1. Yogurt Pops
2. Toffee Brownies
3. Sunny’s Sunshine Cake
4. Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
5. Pecan Squares

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You'll be just fine Paula....Love ya!

By arlene kinsley on July 01, 2013


enjoy watermelon cooler and the pink potato sald. alway enjoy all the recipe.

By Odette Boblett on June 29, 2011

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love the table paula would look good on my new patio. so glad you are back. I hope to get there to see you in person one day.i will start tomorrow to find the patern form the tablecloth.
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in Chicken Salad: A Southern Staple on April 13, 2014 at 2:55 pm

I just love love love the table and flowers and am so glad that I can still access all of Paula's recipes, her family life, Bobby's lighter versions and Brandon's beautiful work. Truly thankful to see such beautiful tablescapes. You guys are my heros.
Patricia in Savannah Style: A Spring Table for Two on April 13, 2014 at 9:14 am