Quick and Easy Picnic Tips with Lisa Lewey-Shields

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Guest chef, Lisa Lewey-Shields, is back with making your next picnic a hit with family and friends.

Tips and Ideas for your Quick Easy Picnic

Keep it simple, It is a picnic not a BBQ or grilling event.

Place sandwich fillings in plastic containers and assemble at the picnic. This will keep sandwiches from getting soggy.

Make ice pouches in Ziploc baggies ahead of time to place in drink mugs or pitchers to keep drinks cold but not get diluted.

Use air tight/ seal tight containers as to keep ingredients from getting the water or moisture from the cooler.

Keep proteins especially chicken away from fruits and veggies. Use separate coolers.

Keep milks and meats and proteins under 41 degrees . Use products within 6 hours of making or 2 hours of placing in cooler.

Angel Eggs aka Deviled Eggs

Hard boil 8-10 eggs. Cool and peel. Cut horizontally and place yolk in a side bowl.

Place hard boiled white egg halves on plate or egg plate. Fill with your choice of filling. It can be any mixture that you prefer. Tweak it and try new ideas… guacamole, bacon,

*My Filling for deviled eggs….. May have to adjust as I never measure anything .

Mash hardboiled egg yolks with fork until fine as sand.

To this add:

Finely finely chopped onion (maybe 1/8 cup)

1 tsp minced garlic

Sweet pickle juice (maybe 2 T )

3T finely chopped sweet gerkins

½ cup Hellmann’s mayo (adjust to your likeness)

Salt and pepper

Mix altogether and place into wells of egg halves **

Garnish tops with a sprinkle of Paprika

** I slice my hard boiled eggs with the Pampered Chef crinkle slicer to give a ripple effect and then fill with wells with the accent decorator to give a star kissed effect.

Bow Tie Pasta Salad (Farfalle) Karen Shreves

1 box (16 oz) Bow Tie (Farfalle) Pasta Noodles

Cook as directed on box, drain and cool

Sauce: Mix together

¾ cup sugar

1 t. dry mustard

1 t. salt

1/3 cup vinegar

1 cup salad oil

1 T poppy seed

(I like to double the dressing mixture)


Tomatoes, broccoli, cucumber, any veggies, black olives etc.

Also you may like to add shredded cheddar cheese

Add pasta, sauce to veggies and cheese.

Toss and Chill.

Bekkah Slack’s Best Potato Salad – YUMMO !

5 lb potatoes cooked skinned and cubed

6 hard boiled eggs – chopped

1 small onion chopped

In another bowl mixture the following

1 large jar of Mayo (I use Hellmann’s)

2 Tbsp yellow mustard

1 Tbsp celery seeds

2 tsp celery salt

1 cup sweet relish (I chop my own sweet petite gerkins and add some of the juice too)

OK – my tweak… I add some granulated garlic and a TBLS of parsley flakes

Pour dressing over potatoes, eggs and onion. Mix together til mixed. Add S&P optional to taste…… I use white pepper. Sprinkle paprika over top. Chill

This makes a large bowl…. You can cut recipe in half.

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