In these tough economic times, finding time to be with the one you love can be hard. Between scrambling to keep up and getting the kids ready for school, couples can become very stressed. If you have children you will only need a baby sitter for 2 hours or so, maybe you can trade babysitting with a family member or best friend.
So here is a quick and easy picnic that can be put together in no time and would be very easy to take to a local park or to an outdoor concert. Here in Colorado Springs, they have many free concerts in the park. If they don't where you live, grab that old boom box dust it off and find some batteries and you can create your own concert. These recipes are easy enough for even your husband to do too.
A bottle of white wine or a sparkling grape juice and a couple of wine glasses start off this wonderful picnic. Spread out your blanket or a comforter and get your music going. When you open up your picnic basket here is what you will find.
Start with ham. Make a tight roll. Roll the bologna strip around the ham, and so on. Save the pepperoni for last. Pierce with a toothpick to hold the roll together. Just drop them in a small container, the small ones for sandwiches work great. They can be made with any combination of cold cuts.
Cut bread in half lengthwise. Scoop out bread dough break up into bite size pieces and toast lightly in oven then put in salad bowl. Add quartered cucumber slices, salad greens, olives and tuna to the bread dough. Toss all with oil and vinegar dressing.
Rub inside of bread crusts with garlic cloves. Add salad bowl mixture to empty crusts and top with hard boiled eggs sliced. Put top back on. Wrap in plastic wrap or in to a Ziploc bag.
Dip biscuits into melted butter then sugar/cinnamon mixture. Put a thumb print hole in biscuit and add a spoonful of cherry pie filling. Bake 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees F. Mix up the frosting and drizzle over warm dessert. Put a couple of these for each of you in a container so they lie flat.
About The Author: Debra Frick is a mother of 5 and a grandmother to 8 grandsons and one granddaughter. She is a published author and poetress. Recycling and saving money are her passions. She also loves crocheting and cooking. She is also a pet rescue volunteer and has many pets of her own.
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