A very long bridge this year, which is added to Easter and, by pulling, you get up to May 1st! And then, weather permitting, you can't miss the classic barbecues and picnics! Here are our tips and our recipes for a feast in the open air!
Dishes and tablecloth
The queen is the tablecloth! Big, colorful, strictly fabric! Plastic is practical, even in dishes, but not sustainable and not always beautiful to look at. Better a few dishes to wash than dozens of garbage bags.
Sauces and condiments
A simple thing, maybe already mixed at home with salt, pepper, olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
Water and drinks
Why not flavor it? In summer it is particularly refreshing. For a liter of water you need about 200 grams of fruit. Cut the fruit or vegetables into pieces (it is squeezed in the case of citrus fruits) and put in a carafe with water. Mix and leave to rest in the fridge for 3 hours. The fruit must then be filtered. And then again, juices and beers.
Vegetables: raw, baked and grilled!
The salad during the picnics is too uncomfortable, better instead of crudités: from carrots to celery passing through peppers. You can prepare a pinzimonio or a light yogurt sauce. And then, baked vegetables, maybe stuffed to do at home and eat cold and all the rest to be grilled!
Don't forget the dessert!
Ice cream would be difficult to maintain, better a light cake or brownies type cookies.
Our 15 recipes
The sun is there, a day to celebrate together too. And why not do it on a flowery meadow? Some may risk a lunch by the sea, others will admire the mountains, but there is also good news for the citizens. just a checkered tablecloth and even the park near home can turn into the ideal location to spend a different day from the usual.
And just to make sure everything is perfect, before choosing the right recipes, let's review the 5 rules of the picnic.
Even the most Spartan will have to organize themselves to make the outdoor lunch comfortable and pleasant. A large towel that allows all diners to sit, a few cushions to make the seat more comfortable and a small awning to offer shade to the little ones in the warm hours are the right equipment to set up the lunch. If you then have camping tables and chairs, it can be the right occasion to use them, including camp beds!
There is no good picnic without refreshing drinks. And to make sure you always have cold water, soft drinks, beer and wine, you can't miss the indispensable cooler bag. To prolong the effects of the fresh, we also bring a couple of iced water bottles: they will be precious to maintain the right temperature inside the bag.
Pass the disposable plates, but on the cutlery it is necessary to make a leap in quality. Using metal forks and knives will make the meal more enjoyable as well as offering us very practical weights to keep the dishes still. You won't want to spend the day chasing flying saucers …
After a good lunch, what you need is the aroma of a coffee. Let's prepare it already sweetened and pour it into a thermos also bringing the special glasses. Diners will love it!
Add a seat "at the table"
If some lunches are challenging with growing guests, the beauty of the picnic is that it invites us to share freely with friends and family. We invite everyone. The more we are, the more fun it will be.
Our 30 recipes for the April 25 picnic in the gallery!