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« on: May 06, 2004 01:19:03 PM »

My boyfriend and I are getting our moms together for a Mother's Day lunch. We are going set a cute picnic table in my yard by our flower garden and serve them lunch. I don't cook much more than microwaveable food Smiley so i was wondering if anyone had any ideas of what I could serve that would be easy and springy/outdoorsy!?
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« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2004 01:27:16 PM »

A pasta salad is nice picnic food I think (Hopefully neither of them are doing low-carb though).  But you can pick a fun pasta shape, throw in some veggies (tomaotes, green peppers, and black olives make a nice color contrast).  You could get adventurous and make your own dresssing of olive oil, vinegar, and spices, or just buy a bottle of Italian dressing. 

« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2004 01:43:37 PM »

smoothies and parfaits are always easy.
for a main course that doesn't take a lot of preparation or time is what i call easy jumbalya, but probably isn't jumbalya at all. i take shredded chicken and season it in a large skillet or wok with whatever i have lying around (garlic and oregano usually) and then add veggies, like corn or bellpepper or pea pods, a can or 2 of stewed tomatoes and some fresh cilantro, and then instant rice(reserve as much juice from the tomatoes and add enough water to equal the rice). you can add any kind of meat, like shrimp or sausage or all of the above, and no veggies at all if you don't want to. and i'm sure it could work with tofu or tempeh.

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« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2004 05:10:37 AM »

You could do a little tea party picnic. Make lots of little sandwiches with no crust and cut into triangles. Some sandwich ideas are smoked salmon cream cheese and cucumber, hummus and sprouts or roasted red pepper (you can buy these in a jar), chicken or tuna salad, and even peanut butter and jelly! Serve some fresh fruit, hot or iced tea, and some little sweets like cookies or chocolates to round it out. Hardly any cooking involved at all! Good luck!

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