PICNIC FOOD IDEAS
Awesome Picnic Ideas You've (Probably) Never Tried Before
Packing a picnic and heading to a park, the backyard — or, it's too cold or wet, the carpet on your living room floor — can be . Picnics are also fun for the whole family! You don't need a fancy wicker basket full of expensive gourmet food to have an ideal picnic. Instead, grab and old blanket, try out these simple tips and delicious menu ideas, and get ready for an unforgettable meal.
DON'T HAVE UNWELCOME (INSECT) GUESTS
Retro-chic food tents keep flies and other winged things out of your pie. And Lisa and Ron Beres, authors of the bookJust Green It!, offer their best solutions for keeping ants away — without using harsh chemicals.
Sprinkle cinnamon, black pepper, or ground coffee around the legs of your table. Ants are repulsed by these scents and won't dare cross these natural borders.
Fill a spray bottle with a 50-50 concentration of lemon juice and water and spray around the eating area. Unlike most humans, ants don't like the smell of lemons.
Make a small moat of soapy water around the legs of the picnic table. This will deter ants from climbing up the legs.
THE TASTIEST, EASIEST LEMONADE RECIPE EVER
1 cup sugar
3 cups water
1 cup fresh lemon juice
lemon slices and mint
sprigs, for garnish
1.In a small saucepan, heat sugar and 1 cup of the water to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar; simmer for 5 minutes. Let cool; refrigerate syrup until chilled.
2.In a pitcher, mix remaining water, lemon juice, and chilled syrup. Serve in tall glasses over ice. Garnish with lemon slices and mint leaves, if desired.
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