4th of July Picnic Recipes

Some ideas for recipes to take along on 4th of July picnics, including Angie's Baked Chicken, Angie's Potato Salad, Picnic Fruit Salad, Dijon Pasta Salad...


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Title: Angie's Baked Chicken

      2 ea Chicken breasts, halved
      1 c  Fresh bread crumbs
    1/2 ts Onion powder
    1/2 ts Garlic powder
    1/4 ts Cayenne pepper*
    1/8 ts Ground ginger
    1/3 c  Plain low-fat yogurt

*Use less if you don't like it quite so hot.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly spray a medium size shallow baking dish with vegetable spray.Rinse chicken and pat dry.

In a shallow pan, combine  the bread crumbs, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper and ginger.

Dip chicken in yogurt, then into crumb mixture.

Place in prepared dish. Bake uncovered, 45 to 50 min, or until tender.

Place in the fridge overnight to chill chicken completely before packing to take on picnic.


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Title: Angie's Potato Salad

      8    Large potatoes
    1/2 c  Mayoniase
      4    Hard boiled eggs
      1 ts Dijon Mustard
      1 ds Garlic powder
      1 ds Salt and pepper to taste

Wash, peel, and cube potatoes, then boil in lightly salted water until tender.

Chop hard boiled eggs.

When potatoes are ready, rinse with cool water, but it is not necessary for them to be cold.

Mix potatoes, eggs, mayonaisse, and mustard in medium bowl. Stir in salt, pepper and garlic powder (if necessary, adjust mayoniasse and mustard amounts to taste.

Add celery, green onions, green peppers, etc.


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july 4th picnic recipes



Title: Picnic Fruit Salad

      2 md Cans of pineapple tidbits
      6 oz Can or orange juice, frozen
      1 pk Instant lemon pudding
      3    Bananas, sliced
      1 cn Pears, 2 1/2 lb.
  2 1/2 lb Can of apricots, chopped
  2 1/2 lb Can of peaches, chopped
      1 cn Mandarin oranges, drained
Drain pineapple and dissolve orange juice in the juice from the cans of pineapple.

Mix in juice,  instant pudding, sliced bananas, pears, apricots and peaches.

Add drained oranges and pineapple. Mix and let stand for 24 hours  in refrigerator.


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july 4th picnic recipes



Title: Dijon Pasta Salad

      1 lb Rotini, tricolor
    2/3 c  Oil
      2 tb Cider vinegar
      2 ts Mustard, Dijon
    2/3 c  Mayonnaise
      2 lg Celery stalk; chopped
      6 sl Bacon, thick; cooked/chopped
      2    Eggs; hard-cooked chopped
      2    Scallion; chopped
    1/2 ts Salt

Cook pasta in boiling water just until done, usually 10 to 12 minutes.

Drain and rinse thoroughly under under cold running water to stop the cooking process.

In a large bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar, mustard and mayonnaise.

Add the pasta, celery, bacon, eggs, scallion, salt, and paprika to the dressing and mix carefullly. Adjust seasoning if necessary. Chill thoroughly before taking to picnic.

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Have picnics in the living room on rainy or even snowy days. If it's winter, have the picnic in front of a cozy fire in the fireplace. If you can find some small plastic ants and bumblebees, spread them around on the tablecloth. Kids enjoy this almost as much as having a real picnic.

july 4th picnics recipes


july 4th picnics recipes



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