Check off another Summer Bucket List item…
Have a Picnic
with all of the sports that my kids play we are on the road or on an athletic field a lot of the time. I have been trying to find some more creative things that we can eat when we are out and about. below is what we had at a roadside stop on our way to the beach.
being a stay at home mom… eating on a budget is important. packing a lunch and having a picnic is much less expensive and healthier than eating out. And I think that the girls would agree that this was more fun than sitting in a fast food restaurant.
Our menu was:
I used a version of the recipe over at www.Skinnytaste.com you have to check her site out she has some amazing looking recipes.
in my version, I used frozen imitation crab and frozen corn. I did this because I cut the crab frozen and added the corn frozen so that we could travel with it in the car and the salad would keep. I also did not add the hot stuff (peppers & cilantro) or the oil. I just kept it plain to make it more attractive to my kids. next time I make this I will use the cilantro.
I served the salad on corn tostada
we also had veggies with store bought hummus
and for dessert refrigerated cinnamon pretzels – these were in tubes like biscuits at my local Aldi
what was even more exciting about finding a picnic location was what we found along the way. Between where we live and the beach the state is very rural. We got off the interstate and found a state park location that was a civil war battleground. On the way we say a field being burned to get ready for the next crop. I have always seen charred fields and knew that farmers did this but had never seen one burning right on the side of the road. It made for quite a little adventure for us.