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PostSubject: Summer Picnic Fare   Tue Jul 01, 2008 9:10 am

The big 4th of July bash we go to was cancelled...but the same folks have just sent out an invite to just a few people for a smaller gathering.

I usually make my Booze Fruit kabobs (melon, strawberries, blueberries & such marinated in Cointreau or rum) and put onto skewers. Don't know if I'll bother this year. I think I'll bake a cake instead. The last cake went over very well. I even decorated it in red and blue "fireworks" on white frosting. Just a yellow cake with a cream cheese frosting, I think.

Maybe I'll make a honey cake with raspberry filling and the cream cheese icing.

And I plan to make soba wheat peanut noodles with cold cucumber salad, too.

What are your favorites to bring to a cookout, barbeque, or picnic, for sharing?
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PostSubject: Re: Summer Picnic Fare   Tue Jul 01, 2008 3:51 pm

I often make a grilled corn salad that is really tasty and holds up well in hot weather. It's made with corn, tomatoes, basil and a sweet vinaigrette.
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PostSubject: Re: Summer Picnic Fare   Tue Jul 01, 2008 4:14 pm

That sounds good...do you also grill the tomatoes before you add them?
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PostSubject: Re: Summer Picnic Fare   Wed Jul 02, 2008 5:41 am

I don't often cook for picnics, unless it's cakes! I have made lid potatoes in the past though.

Bake potato in the oven until done. Cut a 'lid' across the potato and scoop out the flesh. Mash with butter, chives, salt and peper and stuff the potato shell with mash. Replace the lid and you are done!

If you wrap it in tin foil and newspaper it's supposed to keep warm according to the book.

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PostSubject: Re: Summer Picnic Fare   Wed Jul 02, 2008 8:48 am

Ah. In the states we have twice-baked potatoes, but they're cut into two equal parts and re-stuffed. Delicious! It's been a while since I've made them.

I wouldn't wrap them in foil, though. The foil coffin makes them taste sweet. Neutral Wonder if the newspaper alone would do the trick?
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PostSubject: Re: Summer Picnic Fare   Wed Jul 02, 2008 9:46 am

My sour cherry tree is absolutely overflowing with fruit, so that's my inspiration! I'm hosting one party and attending another this weekend and each one is probably going to get a big pan of cherry cobbler. I prefer making cobbler over pie: just as delicious and no fussing with pie crust.
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PostSubject: Re: Summer Picnic Fare   Wed Jul 02, 2008 9:57 am

Cherry crisp is my favorite!

We couldn't even find any last year; I'm hoping there's a local bumper crop this time around.
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