IT'S NATIONAL PICNIC WEEK

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Time to grab the hamper – 11-19th June is officially National Picnic Week.  With a little bit of luck the weather will be kind and we’ll all have chance to throw down a rug, stretch out and enjoy some lovely food in the great outdoors. Here are a couple of clever picnic-ready, easy to do ideas to tempt you in to donning your flip flops and joining in the fun…

 

National Picnic Week ideas spotted by Kiss the Moon

Pretty Italian Pressed Sandwiches – Pile them high with whatever you fancy (our favourites are pesto, parma ham, mozzarella, tomato and spinach with a drizzle of olive oil) - press everything down well (a plate with heavy tins on works well) and leave for an hour before cutting into portions and wrapping in greaseproof paper.  From williowbirdbakery.com  

    National Picnic Week ideas spotted by Kiss the Moon

Sandwich on a Stick – Perfect for the non-carb eaters. Or have a few versions of these for people to choose from and some bread rolls on hand so people can build their own combos. Image source: Hostess with the Mostess      

National Picnic Week ideas spotted by Kiss the Moon

Ready to go salads – Just pop in to a plastic cup with a fork, and you're done. Check out these salad ideas on thechicsite.com      

National Picnic Week ideas spotted by Kiss the Moon

Strawberry Jar Cheesecakes - So simple to make and mess free. Recipe and photograph from sainsburymagazine.co.uk    

PS> Like the pink striped picnic rug in our photo? It's from the lovelyindeed.com website. Go and have a look and find out to make one of your very own.