Recipes Meant to be Enjoyed Alfresco

I can't believe we're already creeping up on Labor Day Weekend, so I'm all about picnic food right now. Our beloved pinterest is booming with great ideas and recipes that are meant to be enjoyed outside.
Summertime Sangria
~ 1 bottle of white zinfindel
~ 8 oz. strawberry daiquiri mix
~ 6 oz. peach schnapps
~ 8 oz. of pineapple juice
~ 16 oz. of pineapple rum
Bacon Jalapeno Chicken Bites - via
Grilled prosciutto wrapped asparagus
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Festive Fruit Tray
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One recipe I always know I'll make is my aunt's pasta salad which was my absolute fav at every family picnic growing up:
~ 1 lb. of rotini pasta cooked and drained
~ 1-2 cans of chunk light tuna
~ 3 stalks of celery including the inner leaves
~ 2-3 tsp. course ground pepper
~ 1 and 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
~ 1/3 cup of dried parsley flakes
~ 8 oz. of sharp cheddar cheese, cubed
~ 1/2 red onion, chopped
Mix all the ingredients together and refrigerate any leftovers.

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43 comments:

  1. All my favorites right there!!! And when "my lips tastes like sangria", I'll sample all of that. LOL! Have a terrific Tuesday beautiful!!!

    livingoncloudandreanine.blogspot.com

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  2. YUM! These all have my mouth watering like crazy! That watermelon lemonade sounds so refreshing for our current weather!

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  3. I literally want to make all of these! Bring on the sangria!

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  4. That sangria looks amazing, and let's face it, anything with jalapeƱos and bacon in definitely going to be all over!

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  5. I agree with what Ashley said!! Except I'll take some of that lemonade!! :-) Your pasta salad recipe sounds good too, I love a good pasta salad! :-) Thanks for sharing and I hope that you have a great day!

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  6. ok literally everything on here needs to get in my belly. ha. especially anything wrapped in bacon or prosciutto! can't believe it's one weekend away from labor day!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  7. Omggggg can I seriously have one of everything?!? Yum!!! This all looks amazing and I could use a sangria already today!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  8. Oh my gosh I had street corn a few weeks ago for the first time and it was the most amazing thing ever!! I'm officially starving now! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  9. Oh man. I want all of these and it's only morning!! These are so perfect for summer!

    xo,
    Sara Kate Styling

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  10. OMG give me those smokes!!! Also that sangria looks amazing! Going to try it at the beach over Labor Day weekend!

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  11. OMG I want those smores bars right now!!!!!! They look absolutely amazing. Seriously want to eat those and nothing else for dinner today.
    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  12. I'm definitely trying the bacon jalapeno chicken bites, probably labor day weekend. Thanks for the link!

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  13. All of this is like my idea of THE perfect meal! I'm drooling over here! I can't believe I still haven't tried s'mores bars... probably because they'd be too dangerous, and I'd eat them all ;)

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  14. If I felt more like Fall, I'd be all for it, but I am still savoring summer for sure!

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  15. You might like the s'mores candy corn...I have found it at Rite Aid and Dollar General so far.

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  16. perfect recipes for those lovely weather days at the end of summer!

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  17. Al fresco always!! That watermelon lemonade I need to try asap before summer is over and I'm hoping to finally get my first s'more this weekend!

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  18. Can you say drooling? I want all of this! YUM! Great list of recipes!

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  19. Mmmmmm!!!! I'm definitely savoring every last opportunity around here to eat outside ... also loving those corn ideas - those topping ideas make it more fun than regular old corn and butter! :)

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  20. I need all of these in my life right now!

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  21. Loving all these ideas for the upcoming holiday! I think that fruit tray is my favorite.

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  22. I would like to be enjoying all of these recipes outside right now! Deliciousness!

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  23. YUM! I wish summer would never end. All of those corns and the prosciutto wrapped asparagus look AMAZING!

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  24. Give me ALL of the corn and ALL of the s'mores!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  25. Oh my goodness!!! I need all of that to get in my mouth. That prosciutto wrapped asparagus would be so darn easy. Why haven't I dont that before????

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  26. Yummy! All of your picks look so delicious, especially the street corn and the smores!

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  27. Okay yes, I need all of these things immediately.

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  28. The Watermelon Lemonade sounds really good. The pasta would be perfect for Labor Day weekend parties.

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  29. is it bad that out of all of these, i really just want that sangria? it sounds so delish!

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  30. Omg, that sangria recipe looks heavenly!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  31. Pinning that summertime sangria recipe now! That's something I'll drink year round!

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  32. Yes to all of this! I love dining al fresco plus I'm planning a bbq for my son's birthday, so this is perfect! Thanks for sharing - great round up!

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  33. Everything looks delicious! That summertime sangria sounds so refreshing and those s'more bars...I could seriously use one right now!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  34. I really like your blog:) Kisses!

    http://www.itsmetijana.blogspot.com/

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  35. The bacon jalapeno bites look amazing...I've always wanted to try making them!

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  36. omgomgomgomgomg this is getting me SO stoked for labor day! And making me super hungry haha I never even thought of wrapping zucchini in bacon- it's GENIUS!!!!!!
    xo, Candace | Lovely Little Rants

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  37. OMG. The smores bars! Really all of it! Some of these would be perfect for Labor Day!

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  38. Oh my mouth is watering!! These all look so good! I am DEF making this summer sangria!!

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  39. I want it ALL. Specifically the watermelon drink, the smores bars & the corn on the cob. This looks AMAZING!

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  40. Seriously ALL of it sounds so good...what cool ideas for corn though!

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  41. OH MY GOSH ALL OF THESE SOUND SO SO SO SO SO GOOD!! That bacon wrapped asparagus...holy cow!

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  42. A mash of yummy summer food in one entry! This is so gooooooood!
    xoxo,
    Abby
    www.thefrugalblogger.net

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