One of the downsides of the 12-hour shift: missing out on a fabulous summer day. But you don’t need to lose out completely. Bring summer indoors with an old-fashioned picnic at work. Use these classic-with-a-twist-recipes as a template for a delicious start.
Cold fried chicken is the classic staple of any picnic. This oven-fried recipe from Every Day Maven proves that you can get that crispy, delectable fried chicken taste without all of the grease, by implementing a few tricks.
For a delightful take on the everyday potato salad, this recipe from Relishing It calls for crunchy radishes and the mild oniony flavor of ramps (or scallions). In lieu of mayonnaise is a lemon-Dijon vinaigrette for a light summery potato salad.Spring Potato Salad by Relishing It (relishingit.com)
Lemonade is a treat. Fresh lemonade is otherworldly. This recipe includes rosemary for a lovely complement to the sweet but tart lemonade. From A Beautiful Mess.Rosemary Lemonade by A Beautiful Mess (abeautifulmess.com)
Quinoa is a protein-rich grain that makes a nice substitute for your typical macaroni salad. With a few simple ingredients and a cumin-lime vinaigrette, you’ll find coworkers disappearing for a couple of quick extra bites as an afternoon snack. From Oh She Glows.
Homemade whipped cream is perhaps one of the easiest dessert creations with the best return when it comes to making an ooh ahh impression. Add a splash of vanilla and the zest of a lemon to up the flavor. Combine with fresh berries for a simple, light, and refreshing dessert that won’t stop you from getting back to work. From Flanboyant Eats.
What’s on your must-have list for an old-fashioned picnic?