There is something so freeing about eating one’s meals outside. Perhaps it is some primal instinct that kicks in when the warm breeze blows across your face as you munch on deviled eggs and potato salad. Maybe it isn’t so much the outside, as the high-calorie-but-oh-so-tasty food, which you only seem to enjoy during the warm summer months. Or maybe it is the fact that you can eat and play games at the same time with visiting family, or perhaps it is the only time you can cook raw meat over an open flame, or maybe it’s the hope that if you wait long enough, you can slurp on your ice cream and catch fire flies at the same time.
Either way, there is something freeing about eating outside, and I think we can all agree that the food tastes better, the laughter is louder, table manners are rougher, and the memories last longer!
Looking for some menu ideas for your next “supper on the green?”
Why not try some of these suggestions from the 1959 Betty Crocker’s Outdoor Cookbook:
I have to admit, I am a little weirded out that they put happy little pictures of the main course behind the menus….I mean, that is one cheerful little lamb.
Anyways, I hope you all are able to either host or attend one of the most cherished events of summer living!
I know I will….
…and I will also plan on winning the Watermelon Spitting Contest! 🙂