July Is National Picnic Month!

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July is National Picnic Month in the USA, but why should that stop us joining in on the action here in the UK? Make the most of the little bit of sun that we’re likely to get in the British Summertime and jump on the National Picnic Month bandwagon! Best of all, the 1st of July is also International Reggae Day – now what could be better than a lovely sunny picnic, accompanied by some warm beer and the soothing sounds of Bob Marley jammin’ through your speakers?

We’ve scoured the Internet for some delicious picnic recipes to share with you all and have compiled a list of those recipes which we think will make your picnic stand out from the rest!

Sweet Treats

Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies sound absolutely delicious, substituting a large amount of butter for cream cheese, which results in a creamier, richer taste and texture to the dough. According to the chef, they are soft, moist and utterly irresistible! They’re great for picnics, easy to pack and are appealing to adults and children alike.

Find the recipe at Avery Cooks.

Swirly Fairy Bread Sandwiches

We know that things are done differently in Australia, but fairy bread is one that we still can’t get our heads around. If you’ve never heard of it, it is just buttered white bread with hundreds and thousands sprinkled all over it! While it might look strange to us, the kids Down Under can’t get enough of the stuff so why not give a try? We’ve found this twist on the simple recipe that makes it look even more fun for the children – they’re swirly! Find the full recipe for the Swirly Fairy Bread Sandwiches at Kidspot.

Why not package these yummy treats in one of our plastic food pots? They’re food safe, microwavable and dishwasher/freezer safe!

Blackcurrant Cordial

Why not try your hand at making your own cordial? Instead of bringing along the boring shop bought varieties, you can add fresh fruit to your own homemade cordials. This easy recipe only has 3 ingredients! We bet that it’s tangier, juicier and more refreshing than anything found on a supermarket shelf.

Find the full recipe at BBC Food.

Savoury Snacks

Griddled Salad Jar

This is an easy, tasty and healthy lunch to make for a picnic or even just for an everyday meal at the office. Whilst this recipe is the best one we’ve found, the beauty of this salad is that you can throw in whatever ingredients you want to tailor it to your taste!

We’ve got a huge variety of Le Parfait Jars that you can use to pot your veggie creations in, which you can buy in bulk or individually.

Find the full recipe for a tasty griddled salad jar at BBC Food

Easy Tomato Chutney

Chutneys are perhaps the ultimate in picnic food – spread it on bread, add some cheese and you’ll be in food heaven! Why not pot this wonderful creation in one of our glass jars, which come with a choice of colourful and patterned lids? We even have a lid decorated with a chutney design! Check out the beautiful Orcio Jar, which is the perfect size for chutneys and jams.

Find the full recipe at Jamie Oliver

Pork and Apple Sausage Rolls

Add fruitiness to your sausage rolls with these scrumptious apple and pork sausage rolls. Unlike the shop bought alternatives, each serving of these homemade treats only contain 9% of your recommended daily fat intake and 2% of your daily sugar intake. Best of all, they’re only 18p per serving!

Find the full recipe at Sainsbury’s.

Have any suggestions on any other great picnic recipes for National Picnic Month? Comment below and share them with the world!

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