There’s just something about a picnic that feels so elegant. We think back to those old films where the beautiful women in the full skirts dine on finger sandwiches and petit fours while sheltering under the shade of their parasols. Is that just us?
Of course, we also think about fun-filled days playing Frisbee and eating pimento cheese sandwiches and potato salad on a gingham blanket too. We’ve certainly had our fair share of those days with our own families. You know what? The more we think about them, the more we realize that picnics have been a pleasurable past time that spans time, place, and circumstance.
Did y’all know that August is National Picnic Month? Sure, it may be one of the hottest months of the year, but if you can manage to stay cool for long enough to enjoy eating al fresco, we’ve got some dishes that travel well for an enjoyable picnic in a park, on a boat, or even in your very own backyard. Whether you prefer finger sandwiches and petit fours or pimento cheese and potato salad, Paula has recipes to help make your picnic perfect.