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Its Picnic Time

May has arrived with warmer weather, and that means that taking time out for a picnic is the perfect thing to do on an upcoming weekend. Whether you simply find a spot outside on the grounds here at Renaissance Place Apartments or head to one of the parks in the Williamsville area, a picnic is a great way to enjoy being outdoors and reconnecting with nature. Food, served with a helping of fresh air, tastes so much better. We’ve got some suggestions for your picnic menu in today’s blog post.

Look mom! No utensils! — Picnics are one time we can get away with eating with our hands, sandwiches, veggies, and a side of fruit all lend themselves to a meal sans utensils. For a bit more of a bohemian feel use French bread (just tear chunks of bread off the loaf), sliced cheese, a cluster of grapes, for a perfectly satisfying lunch.  

If you’re going with the picnic staple, the sandwich, the Cooking Contest Central website offers some Sandwich Making Tips, from what sort of bread to use to what types of fillings are best, and Woman’s Day helps out with 16 of the Best Sandwiches to Make for Summer Picnics.

For a traditional picnic, go all out with fried chicken, potato salad, corn on the cob, and chocolate cake for dessert. (A quick way to make corn on the cob and keep it hot is to place shucked corn in a clean cooler. Pour boiling water over it until it’s completely covered, replace the lid, and wait for 30 minutes. Yum!) The Cutestuff Cooks blog has family-tested recipes for Mom’s Fried Chicken, Potato Salad, and Sour Cream Chocolate Cake.

Springtime in New York can get warm. There’s nothing more important than staying hydrated as the weather warms up. This Watermelon Lemonade from Cooking Classy™ will become a picnic staple. It’s a great way to keep you feeling cool and refreshed in any weather.

Where is your favorite place to picnic? Do you have a favorite picnic menu? Please share in the comments. Thanks for reading the Renaissance Place Apartments Blog today!