You won’t believe where people are having picnics this summer!

by Mirella "Lulu" Di Blasio

You won’t believe where people are having picnics this summer!

June 6, 2018

June 18 is National Picnic Day and a great excuse to plan a picnic.  Do you know what the latest trend in picnicking is for this summer?  Read on!

According to History.com, historians agree that the English word “picnic” comes from the French term “pique-nique,” which was used from the mid-1600s on to describe foodies who brought their own wine when dining out. But elegant meals outdoors were probably first eaten during the Middle Ages, when hunting became a favored pursuit of the leisure class. These medieval hunting feasts were depicted in works of art of that time, like the ballads of Robin Hood and the famous Bayeux Tapestry.

Picnics are held outdoors from spring through fall, but really gain momentum in the summer. Families, groups of friends, and colleagues get together to enjoy picnics to celebrate just about any event, including Canada Day, Labor Day, family reunions, even a simple lunch. Young lovers with blanket and picnic basket in hand, are a frequent sight in parks. Any reason is a good excuse to have a picnic!

So where are people having picnics in 2018?

You won’t believe it: in their own backyards!

More and more people are trading in their picnic blanket and opting for their patio furniture instead. Why share your meal with little ants (although a staple guest during picnics) when you could invite friends over and enjoy food (and drink!!) in the comfort of your own backyard?

How to Celebrate International Picnic Day:

It's easy!  Go to Luluinabox.com, order our cheerful  Picnic Collection, and receive it within 2 days. Next, set a date, invite your guests, plan your menu, and you have everything you need for a memorable picnic.  Summer music and one or two lawn games will add to the fun.

Instead of the usual picnic fare, serve something a little different like Italian charcuterie or Middle Eastern appetizers.  They require little prep for the busy host.  If you prefer more traditional picnic food, then try the Classic Potato Salad recipe below.

 Classic Potato Salad:

INGREDIENTS

  • 8 medium potatoes, cooked and diced
  • 1 1⁄2 cups mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 celery ribs, sliced
  • 1 cup onion, minced
  • 5 hard-boiled eggs, roughly chopped
  • paprika

DIRECTIONS

  1. Boil peeled potatoes in salted water until done.
  2. Place Lulu in a Box Picnic Collection on the table while potatoes boil.
  3. Cool potatoes to room temperature and dice.
  4. Place diced potatoes in large bowl.
  5. Mix mayonnaise, cider vinegar, sugar, mustard, salt, garlic powder, and pepper in another bowl. Add to potatoes.
  6. Add celery and onions and mix well.
  7. Stir in eggs.
  8. Sprinkle a little paprika on top.

 

Bon Appétit!

Mirella
Mirella "Lulu" Di Blasio

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