Summer is the perfect season for picnicking. Take some time soon to carve out an evening at a local Beverly area park to enjoy eating alfresco. Today, the Link 480 Blog has some tips for planning summer picnics and heading out of your apartment to enjoy scenic Massachusetts.
Types of Picnics
Potato salad definitely has German roots, and it’s perfect to bring along for a picnic. Add bratwurst, veggies, and dessert, and you’ve got a meal. Some other foods with a German flair to consider are, spätzle (a cross between noodles and dumplings), pretzels (classic Bavarian), or chilled sausages paired with a side of sauerkraut. Don’t forget the dessert; a strudel or nice plum torte are both excellent options. Also, don’t forget the wine; check out these Wines of Germany.
A loaf of French bread, cheese, and grapes can make for a great — and even romantic — meal. However, for something a little more substantial, add some cold cuts from your local deli. Remember a bottle of your favorite wine to complete the experience.
Go all out and indulge in a Jane Austen-inspired picnic, complete with a a tablecloth and tea service. If the idea intrigues you, you’re not alone. Read how Anika Mehta pulled it off in her blog with her post How to Have a Regency Tea Party Picnic.
Don’t forget the paper plates, utensils, cups, and a tablecloth! Once the food is planned, the next step is deciding where to go. If you don’t have time to prepare a picnic, simply stop at your favorite deli and pick up food to take to your favorite Beverly park. The point is to eat outdoors and enjoy time with friends and family.
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