End of Summer Picnic Ideas

Can you believe next week is Labor Day already?  This summer seemed to fly by – especially because we just got true summer weather here in Chicagoland.   I’m not complaining though.  We’ve had a wonderful summer so far filled with barbeques, outdoor concerts, camping, fun and relaxation, which was actually quite pleasant with the cooler summer temperatures.

With the end of summer approaching, I thought it would be nice to plan a picnic for a small group of friends.  I started looking into some fun and easy ideas for food and drinks.  Here’s what I found:

Zesty orzo mediterranean salad – we finally have our tomato harvest coming in and I love being able to use them in any recipe I can. And why not make it easy for transport by packing the salad in cute mason jars?

Recipe: Iowa Girl Eats

Mediterranean Orzo Salad - Iowa Girl Eats

Pesto tortilla pinwheels – easy to make and easy to eat.

Recipe: Home Cooking Memories

Pesto Tortilla Pinwheels - Home Cooking Memories

Another great use for our garden vegetables – tzatziki dip for veggies and pita chips.

Recipe: Gimme Some Oven

Tzatziki Dip - Gimme Some Oven

Delicious and bubbly white peach sangria – refreshing and light drink that can be made ahead.

Recipe: The Kitchn

White Peach Sangria - The Kitchn

Perfect summer picnic dessert – strawberry shortcake on a stick!  Think of how tasty these would be dipping them in to some fluffy cool whip.

Recipe: Lemonademakinmama.com

Strawberry Shortcake on a Stick - Lemonade Makin Mama



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