Hey everyone! Sorry I haven’t been around for the past few days… believe it or not my allergies have been acting up so much that my throat and tongue have been totally swollen for the past week or so. It got really uncomfortable by Tuesday night when I ran to the Urgent Care place near by. I was told to take an antihistamine and use nasal spray and it’s finally starting to feel better. I also made an appointment with an allergist because I feel like that’s not a normal response to seasonal allergies. The appointment isn’t until mid-July though, wah!
Anyway, I decided to pop in for a Fun Friday post! A few weeks ago Sage suggested a Fun Friday post with my idea of the perfect Vegan Picnic! I thought it was such a cute idea with the summer in full swing (and because I can’t do a real picnic since my allergies are so crazy!) so here it goes!! This would be my idea for a perfect “girls only” picnic. A few close friends, some yummy food, drinks and a beautiful location… Sounds pretty ideal to me!
Salads usually make an appearance at a picnic and I think that this one is perfect! This is Gabby’s Shredded Brussels Sprout Salad and it is so delicious. It tastes even better the more it marinates in the dressing, and to me it resembled a really lovely cole slaw (without the gross mayo). It would definitely be my top choice for a picnic!
Since this is my ideal picnic, my ideal picnic location would have a way to heat your food. When I was a kid we used to have picnics all the time at parks that had BBQs and whatnot so just imagine that heating elements are present
Anyway, my ideal picnic meal would be this amazing looking Adult Grilled Cheese: Veganized of course!! Get rid of the dairy cheese and replace with Daiya… that’s an easy swap. Now, I didn’t realize the red was pepperoni, I was under the impression it was tomato. So since that was what I was thinking anyway, I’d replace the pepperoni with yummy tomatoes.
Whole New Mom’s Dorito Flavored Popcorn would be a great snack.
And so would these Carmel Candied Cinnamon Crunchy Chickpeas. Mmmm.
You can’t have a picnic without fruit! I think this is an adorable way to serve fruit. Just bring cones separately and spoon beautiful fresh fruit in! So fun!
For a chocolate finish, how about some Samoas Girl Scout Cookie Pie? Sounds good to me!
Full yet? Enter the beverages (water is an obvious, we’re just talking the fun stuff here!)
Trader Joe’s Sparkling Pink Lemonade and Sparkling Limeade.
For those of us that would like something with a little kick, Hippie Juice would definitely be on the menu I’d make a few changes though. I don’t like artificial watermelon flavor so I’d scrap the watermelon vodka and use fresh watermelon juice instead of water Mmmm.
There are two locations that I think would be perfect. First is my backyard. I know it’s technically not a picnic if it’s in my backyard (is it?) but it has room, I’d have access to my kitchen and we’d be able to listen to music and play games and do whatever we wanted to do.
If I were to have an on location picnic it would probably be at one of the parks that I used to go to as a kid. Back then I’d be on my rollerblades all the time or I’d be playing with my Skip-It (the original skip it with the counter… no knock offs for this chick). Nowadays my girls and I would be pumping some fun music, playing a little volleyball, soaking in some Vitamin D, chatting and chowing down.
Finally, some fun details that I’d add:
As you know, I love my mason jars. I LOVE the above idea of using an inverted cupcake liner as your covering for the jar and just punching the straw in. It keeps your drink covered but with a cute pop of color! Love this.
Finally, we’d use To-Go Ware utensils. They are made of bamboo, reusable, and would be the perfect little gift for all of my friends attending the picnic.
So there you have it, my ideal picnic! Who’s coming?
I hope you all have a great Friday! One more work day until my weekend Have a great night!