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Summer Picnic in Style

The picnic has always been our favorite activities, as it is an event we can enjoy the food that we have made at the same time having a great time together. So when it’s summer it is the best season to have a picnic.

I was really impressed with the produce section (tons of fresh, pre-packaged fruits and veggies, trays, salads, and more–ideal for picnics!), fresh cheeses made in-house, a great selection of just-baked bread–I’m not exaggerating when I say it was easy to go crazy in there.

Are you hungry? Because you’ll want to bookmark these great picnic ideas and recipes.

We started our picnic with this yummy Japanese bento. When watching anime, looking at the character having the cute bento I am all jealous about it. Thus we ended making our version too!

In our bento, there is Inariage Sushi, sweet and savory tamagoyaki, Karaage (Japanese fried chicken) and baby octopus sausages. We added a bit of vegetable and fruit to make it healthier. On the side, we made a few onigiri as it is good to hold on hand and have a bite.

We prepare the tamagoyaki overnight as leaving them in the fridge help them keep in shape. You just have to cut them into slices and add them to your bento. For my main dish, I decided to make a Karaage (Japanese fried chicken). This fried chicken is the juiciest and tender one I have ever have and they are really simple to make. Using the pot of sushi rice that we have made, using what we have onigiri and Inariage Sushi.

There is so much you can make for your bento, but tips for us keep the liquid away from your bento as the food will turn sour in no time.

 “Family, sun, sand, and sea, that sounds like a summer to me.”

It is not the end of the day yet, we ended up prepared cheese platter, Champagne ham cheese panini, and dips for the second part of the picnic. As we always made a different pot of hummus and keep them in the fridge, thus it doesn’t require us to do much preparation.

We have an enjoyable ladies day with our beautiful mom today. Finally, our mom gets to have a break away from the daily chores.

Grab your little picnic basket and your throw over and enjoy the beautiful day! Take a photo of your version, send us an email, tag us on Instagramtweet us, anything. We love to see you trying out our recipe!

xoxo, Joe.

 

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