Let’s Go On a Picnic

Ideas for your perfect picnic

Hopefully beautiful weather is at your fingertips now. It’s the right time where it’s not too hot but just nice Spring weather. Perfect for a Picnic! Picnic time calls for some fun foods. I’m here to help you with this! Here are some great ideas for foods you can make in a snap.

Ideas for your perfect picnic

1. Pimento cheese

Don’t buy the jarred cheese, make your own. It’s so easy and so much better! Not to mention it’s way cheaper! See my post HERE about making pimento cheese yourself. It lasts a long time in a container and it’s delish!

2. Chicken Salad

If pimento is not your thing then try chicken salad! I make chicken salad a lot around here! It’s great for lunches or a quick dinner. My kids do not like it so it’s only for my husband or myself. I always use canned chicken to make it very easy. Try my favorite, Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad. An easy chicken salad that is full of flavor


3. Pasta Salad

Pasta salad is so fun and easy to make. Great for a picnic! Try Nicole’s recipe for yummy sun dried tomato pasta salad HERE.

via Food Network

4. No Bake PB Balls

You have to have a sweet treat on a picnic! Try out my yummy no-bake peanut butter balls. They are perfect on the go treat that everyone will love. Find the recipe HERE.


5. Looking for a yummy fruit salad? Try this honey lime fruit salad recipe from Aileen Cooks! It would be perfect for your picnic basket!


What are your favorite picnic snacks and treats?

 A list of great ideas for your next family picnic.

May 27, 2015
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  • Reply Tina

    A picnic sounds like a great idea! When my kids were little we would make it a pizza picnic. I would pack drinks and a treat than stop and grab one of the hot and ready pizzas and head to the park. They would love it 🙂

    May 27, 2015 at 6:51 pm
    • Reply Shannon

      That’s a great idea Tina! Kids would love that!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

      May 27, 2015 at 7:08 pm
  • Reply Jebbica

    Yummy choices! I have been addicted to homemade pimento cheese lately. It’s so much better than that stuff from the store. Have you ever had a grilled pimento cheese sandwich? Yum!

    May 29, 2015 at 1:58 pm
    • Reply dailymomtivity

      No I haven’t! That sounds sooo good! I bet my husband would love that. Will have to try!

      May 29, 2015 at 2:22 pm
  • Reply Jennifer

    As soon as the kids are out of school, my meal planning drastically changes. Our meals for both lunch and dinner are usually something we can take with us to a park, lake, or that we can at least eat outside in the yard. I don’t want to be standing in the kitchen cooking in the summer!! Thanks for the ideas. I forgot about pimento cheese! I love that and need to put that on my list of things to make! 🙂

    May 29, 2015 at 5:54 pm
    • Reply Shannon

      That sounds great Jennifer! I bet your kids will love all those fun summer place 🙂

      May 30, 2015 at 12:57 am
  • Reply Barb

    Love picnics! Finally the warm weather is here and I can indulge. The no bake PB balls look delicious!

    May 29, 2015 at 8:44 pm
    • Reply Shannon

      They are so good! They never last very long around here because they are eaten fast 🙂

      May 30, 2015 at 12:56 am
  • Reply Aileen

    Great list! It’s raining here today, but we still ventured out and got muddy. I’m looking forward to spring picnics!

    March 9, 2016 at 2:52 pm
    • Reply Shannon

      Me too! We love to explore new parks and bring some fun snacks 😉

      March 9, 2016 at 6:13 pm
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