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Hack Your Way to a Professional Picnic

Posted Jul 09, 2019

The hot sun, long days and the smell of charcoal grills can only mean one thing: summer is in full swing. Summer is home to National Picnic Month, which is celebrated every July by people coast to coast. Americans love picnics – in fact according to a 2016 study, Americans voted going on a picnic as their favorite summer activity, beating out the beach, camping and cookouts!

But just because we love picnics doesn’t mean we’re getting the most out of our outdoor eating. In fact, there are a few simple secrets that could help you hack your way to a professional picnic…

Keep fruit fresh with rubber bands.

Slice your apple at home, but use a rubber band to hold it in the shape of an apple. This will stop your fruit from turning brown and getting soft before you have a chance to enjoy it!

Use a fitted sheet instead of a tablecloth.

If your tablecloth keeps blowing away in the wind, try packing a fitted twin bed sheet for your next picnic! The elastic will help grip the table and make for a much more stable way to cover your table.

Muffin tins for condiment holders.

A muffin tin for 6 muffins is a super easy way to transport all the condiments you need! Just fill each one up with a delicious topper and cover with aluminum foil until you’re ready to put it on your food!

Grab & go food.

Packing picnic smart means easy grab and go options.

Easy Picnic Pita Pockets: Picnics are a time to relax, that’s why Keystone Meats came up with the perfect and easy-to-make summer chicken salad recipe that’s ready in just 10 minutes. And by using pocket pita bread, you’ll be able to hold a sandwich in one hand and throw a frisbee with the other without missing a beat.

-1 can (28 oz) Keystone Chicken, Diced

-¼ cup salad dressing

-4 Tbsp. cole slaw dressing

-¼ cup celery, chopped

-¼ cup onion, chopped

-4-6 pitas, cut in half

-Lettuce for garnish

-Salt and pepper to taste

-In a large bowl mix all ingredients until well blended. Add salt and pepper to taste. Scoop into each half of pitas and garnish with lettuce.

Keystone Meats are precooked with just two ingredients, meat and sea salt, making Keystone the ultimate grab & go picnic partner.