Well the weekend is here and weekends mean “Date Night”. Here is a great idea date night for you and your love.
Picnics are fun, affordable and sexy!
Before you jump into getting your picnic food, remember that you will need the following items that are related to picnic food.
- Picnic bag, basket or backpack to carry your food.
- Napkins to clean up after you’ve eaten
- Cutlery such as knife, forks, cutting board etc.
- Trash back to dump waste
- Glasses to drink and the make the picnic more grand.
- Sugar, salt pepper, if you need it.
These items and maybe more (depending on your food choices) will be useful.
Picnic Food Ideas
- Sangria Make your own and transport in jars.
- Muffuletta The New Orleans sandwich is the perfect picnic food. Cut into slices before you leave and you have yourself handheld scrumdiddlyumptious-ness.
- Tiny sandwiches Or try tiny sandwiches — think tea time. If you want to go all nuts, cut the sandwiches into shapes with cookie cutters.
- Bite-sized fruit like strawberries, cherries, pineapple, and grapes.
- Sushi I don’t usually think sushi is a great date food, but if you’re on a picnic date, it’s another story. It’s perfectly portable and easy to eat.
- Little things on skewers! – Melon, ham, mozzorella, cherry tomatoes, artichokes — especially if it’s March 28, National Something On a Stick Day!
- Risotto balls There’s something sexy about risotto, isn’t there? Since that’s too tough to bring on a picnic, shape it into balls, like these Lemon Basil Risotto Balls from Food and Wine.
- Stuffed dates I like to stuff them with almonds, and then roll them in powdered sugar.
- Silly candy like sweet tarts or pop rocks This is so you don’t take your picnic too seriously.
- Soft cheese and crackers Brie and crackers or bread sticks are classic for a reason — they’re delicious.
- Nutella Out of the jar will do.
- Ricotta gnudi Portable and elegant — well worth the effort!
- Fresh Summer Rolls These are easy to eat on the go and are perfect on a hot summer night. Try these Vietnamese Summer Rolls from Bon Appetit.
- Roasted pumpkin seeds Pumpkin seeds are a natural aphrodisiac. Here are five ways to spice them.
- DIY Wraps Try stuffing Roquefort cheese, pear, and walnut in Endive.
- Popcorn Pop unflavored popcorn and own your own flavor, like shredded Parmesan or Cajun spices.
- Mini pizzas Use pitas or English muffins.
- Cheddar cheese + apples There is something so good about this combo.
- Figs They’re good on their own, extra good with Balsamic Vinegar, Mascarpone and walnuts.
- Quesadillas Get creative with cheese and filling combos, like grilled chicken + pineapple or steak + blue cheese.
- Mediterranean bites Like pita and hummus, stuffed grapleaves, olives.
- Shrimp + cocktail sauce.
- Salami, pepperoni, prosciutto