Picnics: All about Sandwiches
This month, the Fieldstone Farm Blog is focusing on picnic tips and picnic-friendly sandwich recipes. May is the perfect month to head to your favorite picnic spot here in Odenton, MD. Enjoying the fresh air is one of the rewards, but it can take a lot to get there. Use this picnic packing list from Real Simple to be sure you don’t forget any essential items. Pack up your favorite picnic foods or try one (or all) of these recipes soon.
Picnic Tips for Sandwiches
Butter the bread before adding the filling. The butter acts as a barrier, and the bread won’t get soggy.
Pack the sandwich fillings in separate plastic bags and assemble the sandwiches on site. This allows individuals to build a custom-made sandwich.
Invest in some packets of mayo and mustard; this reduces the chance of spoilage.
Leave the sandwich partially in the wrapping while you eat it. If it drips, the wrapping will catch the drips.
Think outside the breadbox for sandwiches. Serve chicken salad with croissants, fill pitas with tuna salad, and make lettuce or tortilla wraps.
Picnic-Friendly Sandwich Recipes
Ham and Mango Sandwiches from Midwest Living
These refreshing mini sandwiches are perfect for a picnic and easy to transport. To make them, you will need split and toasted mini rolls, thinly sliced smoked ham, refrigerated sliced mango, dijon mustard, fresh parsley, and kalamata or black olives.
Chicken Pesto Sandwich from Damn Delicious
To make this chicken pesto sandwich, you will need shredded chicken breast, Greek yogurt, salt, black pepper, a baguette, arugula, sliced Roma tomatoes, sliced mozzarella cheese, and the basil pesto sauce. For the basil pesto sauce, you will need fresh basil leaves, peeled garlic cloves, pine nuts, grated parmesan cheese, salt, ground black pepper, and olive oil.
Homemade Ham and Cheese Pockets from Sally’s Baking Addiction
These portable ham and cheese pockets are filled with plenty of cheesy goodness and the perfect amount of ham. To make them, you will need active dry yeast, warm water, all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, olive oil, salt, eggs, shredded cheddar cheese, and deli or cubed ham.
Turkey and Cucumber Salad Wraps from Delish
These wraps are easy to make and perfectly portable. Ingredients needed to make them include mayonnaise, mango chutney, pepper, cantaloupe, seedless cucumber, fresh cilantro leaves, flour tortillas or wraps, deli smoked turkey, and mixed greens.
What is your favorite picnic meal? Where do you like to go? Let us know in the comments. Thanks for being an important part of our apartment community.