Blog Party#21: Let's Have a Picnic.
Here in Tennessee it's absolutely beautiful. Sunny skies, trees and flowers in bloom, warm weather without the buzz-kill of humidity (for the moment). Everything sings "Spring is here! And Summer's coming, soon!".
A walk through the produce section of a nicer grocery store proves it, with gorgeous tomatoes, berries and melons.
This is the time of year I most want to be outside. Within a month, it will be so humid I'll not dare venture out of my air conditioned bubble. But right now, an afternoon spent on blanket-covered field, the sun beating down on my SPF-smeared face, and a picnic lunch are exactly what I wish for.
So for April's Blog Party, we're having a picnic. A picnic of bite-sized sandwiches, spoonfuls of cold salads, and icy drinks.
This month, think of all your favorite picnic foods, and cut them down to size! You'll want both a beverage and an an appetizer, don't forget.
For those new to Blog Party, or anyone needing a refresher course, read on:
What, in my opinion, qualifies as cocktail food:
- Finger foods: anything that can be picked up, carried around and eaten with one hand...the use of the second hand as crumb catcher is perfectly acceptable
- Dippers: vegetables, crackers, bread, chips, breadsticks and any inventive foods which are used for scooping or spreading dips and uh...spreads
- Miniature meals: by this, I mean a normal-sized dish, cut or displayed as
individual servings. A quiche, cut into small enough pieces to be eaten
in less than four bites would be accepted.
All you have to do is make ****AT LEAST ONE appetizer AND cocktail**** (that's a minimum of one EACH); take some photos, and write about it. Get your entries to me no later than Thursday, 19 April: either leave a link here in the comments, or send it to me at thehappysorceress at gmail dot com. I'll post the round-up on Saturday, 21 April.
Still have questions? Here's a fairly helpful guide.
Hope to see you there!
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