For those who like to add a bit of romance to their relationship, outside factors like work and school can make things extremely difficult. The fact is, being a romantic can be time-consuming, and is often more difficult than most people like to admit. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to move towards being more of a romantic, and one of the best ways to do this is to take your partner on a romantic picnic. Picnics are classically romantic and won’t break your bank.
Here are some of the best foods for a romantic picnic.
CHEESE & BAGUETTE
Let’s French it – the French know romance, and there’s nothing more classically French than a picnic lunch of a few nice cheeses and a baguette. Not only is this a delicious, filling meal, it is easy to transport and doesn’t require refrigeration so long as you intend on eating the cheese within an hour or two from taking it out of the refrigerator. Toast and slice the baguette before you leave for the picnic to save some time and make the preparation as easy as possible.
For those looking for a hearty picnic lunch, nothing beats a well-built sandwich. By packing sandwiches ahead of time, you can eliminate the need for any prep work to be done on site. Sandwiches also travel extremely well, especially if they are made only an hour or two before the picnic. If you wish to keep your sandwich cool, freezing a plastic bag filled with water can make an excellent portable ice pack.
Salads are another great picnic item, and – like sandwiches – can be prepared ahead of time, saving you the stress that often comes along with trying to prepare a lunch on site. One of the best and most romantic ways to prepare a salad is to bring it in a large enough portable container so that you can share it with your partner. If you’re looking for a healthy alternative to normal picnic fair, salad is the perfect choice.
One of the most fun and enjoyable ways to have a picnic is to bring foods such as burgers and hot dogs that can be grilled on site. Many picnic areas have on site grills that can be used to prepare food, so long as you bring your own charcoal along. Cooking outdoors can be a lot more fun than preparing food ahead of time, and can make the picnic experience more enjoyable for both your and your partner. Pack a few cold salads to bring, grill up some hot food and get down to what really matters in life. For a different type of romantic picnic experience, consider grilling your food on site.