One of the sweetest summer gatherings I can picture is a picnic on a hill. There is nothing more lovely than packing up a blanket, a delicious meal, and perhaps a bottle of chilled wine and taking in a beautiful vista with a friend. Savor these last weeks of summer outdoors as the season slowly starts its transition into fall. Bring a book, a deck of cards, or just good company and enjoy a leisurely afternoon on a hill, in a park, or even in your own backyard. Just follow the simple steps below.

Plan your meal

When creating your menu, focus on finger foods, snacks, and treats. Go heavy on the comfort food. Select fruits with no skin/stem, spreadable or individual cheeses, easy-to-eat veggies, and sweets that require minimal or no prep. Here are some ideas:

  • Sugar snap peas
  • Raspberries
  • Blueberries
  • Babybel cheese
  • Boursin cheese
  • Prosciutto
  • Salami
  • Tossed and dressed summer salad
  • Fried chicken
  • Lemon pound-cake (pre-sliced)
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