Friday, May 28, 2010

Memorial Day picnic recipe round-up

Happy Friday!  Nothing puts a bounce in my step quite like knowing that I have one more day in my weekend.  Hopefully most of you have a three day stretch ahead of you with nothing resembling work on your calendar.  And it looks like the weather is going to be beautiful around here -- perfect for golf, biking, le tennis, and, of course, outdoor dining!  If you're looking for some last-minute ideas of things to make or take to a picnic, here are some of my favorite options:

And save room for the pièce de résistance -- dessert!  All but one of these are weather-friendly and need minimal attention beyond a simple covering until you are ready to serve.  The other just needs to stay in the freezer until serving, but you'll welcome a cold treat when temperatures creep into the 90s:

Me?  I'm making those salted brown butter crispy treats and toting them to the other side of the state.  "But Katy, what on earth would make you want to venture into enemy territory?"  Family, friends, grilling, eating, and shopping, of course :)  Have a fantastic weekend, everyone!


  1. It seems like a good weekend to make my dream burger...

  2. Go for it, Matt. The only thing stopping you is yourself. This is America. You could even make it more American by taking a page out of KFC's book and substituting additional 1/4 lb patties for the bread...