Posted on 28 Jun 2021
Heading to Reunion Park for the afternoon or taking a day trip to Denver? Packing a delightful picnic spread will complete the experience! Read on for our recommendations of recipes that travel well and make for perfect park picnics with those you cherish most.
Select a Sandwich
Cold sandwiches are the ideal foundation for your picnic — they’re portable, filling, and a classic fit for the activity. Turn last night’s leftover grilled chicken into a chicken salad with fresh veggies and a tangy sauce! You’ll need about four cups of shredded chicken, a stalk of chopped celery, sliced almonds, and several halved grapes. For the dressing combine half a cup of mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, and a touch of lemon juice along with salt and pepper to taste. Mix well and enjoy on fresh bread while you take a breather along a Reunion weekend trail walk with your family! Prefer a meatless option? Substitute the chicken with roughly mashed chickpeas.
Decide on Drinks
Few things say “summer” like satisfying soft drinks. Your favorite sodas are a convenient option — and the cold cans will help keep food chilled in your cooler. Not a soda drinker? Opt for iced tea instead. Buy a container of your preferred brand or simply brew a batch on your patio the day before. Include a Tupperware with ice cubes and lemon wedges for crave-worthy poolside beverages while sunbathing at Southlawn.
Choose a Side
Add crisp vegetables or juicy fruit to your hamper for color and refreshment. You can pick up a pre-made assortment of crudités and pre-cut fruit at the local supermarket or prepare a homemade platter. Baby carrots, snap peas, and broccoli make crunchy contributions to your picnic. Also, they pair well with dips such as hummus and ranch. You can additionally bring along no-fuss fruits like oranges and apples that keep well and won’t require cutting. If you’re spending time in the park or elsewhere in the community, make sure you have napkins or damp cloths to handle sticky fingers!
Let us know your perfect park picnic menu — which foods are a must? If you want inspiration for choosing the location of your outdoor lunch — or want to learn more about our special community — talk with our team today.