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portable picnic menu

portable picnic menu

A picnic is a great option when you’re cooking for a new love because everything is ready ahead of time. Select a picnic basket that has everything (or pack it yourself), including a blanket that’s soft and comfortable as well as containers that coordinate with your accessories. For serving, cut brownies into squares and wrap in parchment paper, then tie with raffia. It’s a simple way to end a delicious meal.

Menu includes: Marinated Olives, Prosciutto-Wrapped Grissini, Tuscan Chicken Salad and Chocolate Chunk Brownies. Suggested beverage pairing: Prosecco.

PREPARATION

This menu is really easy to make and one of the best things about it is that everything can be made ahead of time. The longer it all sits, the better it gets. This takes all the stress out of cooking for someone new and let’s you simply sit back and enjoy your time together.

DAY BEFORE

  • Assemble ingredients/shop
  • Make brownies
  • Marinate chicken
  • Chill prosecco

MORNING

  • Grill chicken

AFTERNOON

  • Marinate olives
  • Assemble chicken salad
  • Slice and wrap brownies

RIGHT BEFORE

  • Wrap grissini
  • Pack picnic basket (include champagne glasses and corkscrew, blanket, plates, silverware and napkins)

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