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This is a classic picnic menu, perfect for a park day. Take the time to make the potato salad, sandwiches, and cookies and you won't be disappointed. The secret to this picnic is selecting foods that travel well and taste even better a few hours after they are prepared. The sandwiches are made on hearty ciabatta rolls that won't get soggy. Avoid using thinner, standard sandwich bread for any picnic (unless it's in your living room), since it'll just result in a soggy mess.
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An Elegant Picnic Menu
An elegant picnic can be an ideal way to entertain in the summer (or any time of year). If you're lucky enough to have a boat, this would be a fabulous menu for a cruise. If not, the park or your own backyard are both wonderful settings for an upscale picnic. Even with an elegant picnic, the basic rules still apply. Plan on serving hearty foods that can be made ahead of time, like pasta salads, cold sandwiches, and bar cookies. Pack some inexpensive china for this menu, along with sturdy goblets, some chilled wine, and some nice stainless flatware. This picnic is too nice to serve on flimsy paper plates!