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What’s in your dream picnic?

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MrsFionaCharming · 30/06/2023 10:23

I’m planning a picnic for a group of adults (and babies) and want to make it really nice.

So far I’ve got plans for a great salad, and that’s pretty much it!

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cocksstrideintheevening · 30/06/2023 10:25

I like to keep it simple:

Ripe brie or camembert

Strawberries and cream or creme fraiche

PTSDBarbiegirl · 30/06/2023 10:25

Curried eggs.

rosydreams · 30/06/2023 10:29

deviled eggs are nice ,hard boiled eggs

boil 10 eggs

peel cool

slice in half length ways

remove yolk

blend yolk with 3 tablespoon mayonnaise,bit of dijon mustard,teaspoon sugar,teaspoon white wine vinegar ,paprika

use piping bag to put egg yolk back in egg whites

Lightningrain · 30/06/2023 10:29

Fresh crusty bread or baguette for sandwiches (I like ham from the butcher with salad or cheese ploughman’s).

Crudites with dips/hummus.

Sausages or sausage rolls.

Big bag of crisps.

Some kind of fruit - watermelon or strawberries are nice in summer.

Something sweet - maybe cake or flapjacks

Newusernameaug · 30/06/2023 10:30

Home made sausage roll - veggie and meat versions

fruit salad

French bread

ManonDe · 30/06/2023 10:34

I like to marinate chicken drumsticks in herbs and lemon and then cook and cool and eat cold.

Plus nice bread, decent ham and butter

Crudites that MUST include fresh radishes

Perhaps a pasta salad- I make one that has sundried tomatoes; black olives, feta cheese and basil in it. I do mix a bit of mayo as well.


Rose lemonade and a flask of coffee or tea if not drinking

A decent chocolate cake

MrsFionaCharming · 30/06/2023 10:38

Asking this may have been a mistake. So many excellent ideas I’m going to end up massively over catering!

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Persiana · 30/06/2023 10:39

I don't eat much meat and prefer to avoid for picnics, so

Egg mayonnaise sandwiches
Higgidy cheese and onion rolls (if not making your own)
Homemade potato salad (vinaigrette not mayo)
Kalamata olives
Stuffed vine leaves
Tomato+mozzarella salad
Mini red peppers stuffed with cream cheese
Fancy crisps + pecorino cheese dip
Houmous + carrot sticks
Something chocolate, like mini brownie bites
Sparkling wine
Sparkling elderflower

BabyTa · 01/07/2023 20:17

cocksstrideintheevening · 30/06/2023 10:25

I like to keep it simple:

Ripe brie or camembert

Strawberries and cream or creme fraiche

Yes this - nice meat selection (salamis, Parma ham etc). Mozzarella balls, olives, baguette, hummus and wine!

AtleastitsnotMonday · 01/07/2023 22:11

Tandoori chicken skewers
Homemade apple slaw
Crudités and dips.
Fresh baguettes

mauveiscurious · 01/07/2023 22:13

Great bread is the key

AtleastitsnotMonday · 01/07/2023 22:13

Just re-read your post, realising its mums and babies finger food may be easier than juggling babies, plates, forks and drinks!

londonmummy1966 · 01/07/2023 22:14

Sausage plait - mix some sausage meat with grated carrot and apple and a bit of tomato pesto. Roll out a sheet of pastry, spoon the sausage mix down the middle. Cut thin strips on either side and plait them over. Brush with beaten egg and bake on 180 for about 30 mins. CHill before the picnic.

ZairWazAnOldLady · 01/07/2023 22:14

tandori chicken
vibrant salad
naan bread

itsapalaver · 01/07/2023 22:17

Coronation chicken sandwiches
Cheese n onion quiche
Cheese and pineapple on sticks
Carrot cake

itsapalaver · 01/07/2023 22:17

No idea why all my favourites begin with C.

Nimbus9000 · 01/07/2023 22:27

Potato salad
Pork pie

thaegumathteth · 01/07/2023 22:28

Baguette, real butter
Pasta salad
Hummus and crudités
Nice crisps

sundaymorningbliss · 01/07/2023 22:29

Pancakes (strawberries, Nutella, whipped cream spray)
Canapés with pate/ ham & cheese/ salmon/ and whatever else you like

Globules · 01/07/2023 22:30

Decent pork pie

Someone else making the picnic for me.

CallieQ · 01/07/2023 22:34

Cold roast chicken portions, quiche, lovely salads, champagne

IndysMamaRex · 01/07/2023 23:20

A salad
then just go for charcuterie & some nice cheeses & bread

AssertiveGertrude · 01/07/2023 23:30

Crusty fresh bread and ham
picnic eggs are lovely (m&s or Asda)
nice chunky crisps


Doone21 · 02/07/2023 14:53

Stuff you can eat with one hand and no plate suits me if there's no table.
Pasties, quiche, cheese, sausage rolls, flapjacks, fruit

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