The Family Table

Educating Families About the Benefits of Family Meals

Tip of the Week: Family Picnic

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The warm summer weather means we can make family memories by moving the family table outside for a picnic lunch or dinner! This summer’s weather has been unpredictable, so we need to be ready to take advantage of a sunny day. To make picnicking on the spur of the moment easier, have a picnic basket packed and ready to go with:

·Plastic or disposable plates and cups;

·Plastic silverware and napkins;

·A blanket to spread on the ground;

·A Frisbee or soccer ball for some family fun;

·Sunscreen and bug spray.

In the freezer, keep some reusable ice packs so you can quickly put food and drinks in your cooler, and not have to deal with the mess of ice. You can make your own ice packs by freezing water in plastic water bottles, but make sure to leave room at the top of the bottle because the water will expand as it freezes.

There are many other great ideas for picnics and lots of recipes. Instead of a high calorie, sugary dessert, try one of our staff favorites: frozen grapes. Keep your picnic basket ready to go and don’t forget to take some pictures while you are making family memories!

Holli-Seabury-2012

Holli Seabury, CEO, wife and mom of 7

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