Sunday Picnic!

When the sun shines bright in the summer sky and the earth is bursting with life, it's a wonderful time for a Sunday picnic.

After church, gather family and friends for a simple feast in a nearby park. Share the wonder of God's magnificent creation and a basketful of flavorful foods that promote fellowship.

Quick preparations on Saturday or Sunday morning allow you to go to the park right after church. A pretty picnic basket holds all your tableware. An ice-filled cooler keeps foods and drinks safe while you're at church. You might even invite a few last-minute guests.

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An after-church Sunday picnic should focus on making friends and sharing the goodness of the Lord rather than hours of prep work, so make it easy to pack your basket.
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Pack up and go!

An after-church Sunday picnic should focus on making friends and sharing the goodness of the Lord, rather than hours of prep work. Pull together the ideas shown in the pages ahead, and have a local deli make sandwiches. Include small boxes of gourmet potato and beet chips, and toss precut fresh fruit in containers to serve from a cooler.

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“… and breaking bread … they received their food with glad and generous hearts.”

Acts 2:46 ESV

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Aim higher than everyday by hosting a picnic that mixes casual presentation with special-occasion tastes, such as cutting boards loaded with gourmet textured crackers and such sophisticated toppers as artisan-style salami, Brie, smoked Gouda, apricot-fig chutney and honey.
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Perfect pairings

Aim higher than everyday by hosting a picnic that mixes casual presentation with special-occasion tastes.Set out cutting boards loaded with gourmet textured crackers and such sophisticated toppers as artisan-style salami, Brie, smoked Gouda, apricot-fig chutney and honey. For munchies, offer party almonds or super-sweet glacéed apricots that are more than worth the sticky fingers you'll have when done.

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Start your picnic mild and sweet with a generous dab of soft Brie cut out of a cheese wheel.
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Serve the unexpected

Start mild and sweet with a generous dab of soft Brie cut out of a cheese wheel. Everyone will enjoy a festival of complex flavors when they try this cheese on a quality cracker with salami and honey.

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Healthier than sugary sodas, sparkling juices are light and refreshing beverages for a summer picnic.
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Lightly fizzy

Sparkling juices burst with the natural fruit flavors of pomegranate, blood orange and lemon. Healthier than sugary sodas, these summer drinks are light and refreshing—like sparkling water with fruit juices mixed in.

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Prepare these easy-bake cakes from a box the day before the picnic and top them with lemon zest to add a sweet finish to a delicious meal.
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Big taste, little cake

Mini glazed Bundt cakes topped with lemon zest add a sweet finish to a delicious meal. Surrounded by fresh strawberries, they look as good as they taste. Prepare these easy-bake cakes the day before the picnic. They're made from a box but taste like they come from a high-end bakery.

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