International Picnic Day!

June 17th, 2016 by

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It’s National Picnic Day! So, pack up your picnic basket, round up your friends and family, and enjoy a day of fun and food.

Living in Southern California, you are lucky to have an abundance of exceptional picnic spots to choose from. The only problem then becomes where to pick?! We’ve made it easy by giving you epic options to choose from.

Family & Friends: We have found the ultimate family picnic spot for you and your little ones to experience the great outdoors. Enjoy your outing at Harveston Lake Park located at 29005 Lakehouse Rd in Temecula. This scenic destination has great photo ops to snap some memories to cherish. Tranquil trails and fun activities make for a great outing for the whole family. So if you are looking for a day to relax look no further.

Romantic: For an ultra-romantic picnic setting, you can go to the Temecula Duck Pond. Here you can lay out a blanket, cheers your favorite beverage, and then watch the sun go down with your sweetie. It’s a romantic spot for lovers of any age.

Dogs: Why leave your furry friend at home when you can bring them with you? Temecula is pet-friendly in many areas, but be courteous and keep your pet leashed and make sure to clean up after their messes. One really nice place to take your pets is the Redhawk Community Park. This would be an ultra-fun day!
Now for the most important step in the picnic process, FOOD! When it comes to food, it’s all about the presentation. Have fun when preparing your eats and get creative!

Snacks: Watermelon is a summertime favorite, for presentation purposes, cut the watermelon into triangles leaving the rind and then stick a popsicle stick into the rind and WALA!, melon-sickles! No picnic is complete without cheese, and what’s better than cheese? A cheese platter, of course. Grab the biggest cutting board that you own, all the cheeses you can find, and pair them with nuts, fruits, chocolates, and crusty bread. To keep track of what cheese is what, make little toothpick name tags and stick them into the cheeses.

Appetizer: Salad is a great picnic appetizer. Make it colorful by adding strawberries and blueberries. Against the green leaves, the red and blue will really pop.

Main meal: Sandwiches are always a good choice since they don’t require utensils. Setup the ingredients buffet style and let people pick their own toppings, or if you know what everyone likes, make the sandwiches ahead of time and package them up in brown paper and tie with a string.

Dessert: So what’s on the menu for dessert? They are sweet and salty popular by young and old; S’more Pops! To make them you will need: straight pretzels, marshmallows, dipping chocolate, and graham crackers crumbs. Stick the pretzel into the marshmallow, dip into the chocolate and let slightly harden, then dip into the crushed up graham crackers, and let completely set. Keep cool so the chocolate doesn’t melt and enjoy.

Drinks: I bet after all this food talk you are pretty parched! Lemonade with frozen fruit is a great choice to quench your thirst. Serve in mason jars and paper straws for a summertime vibe.

What to pack
: Blanket, corn hole, volley ball, water balloons, umbrella for shade, sun block, plenty of water, and any other picnic day supplies you can think of. Don’t forget that you can stop by Mercedes-Benz of Temecula boutique to pick a few of your favorite Mercedes-Benz accessories like tumblers, blankets, hats, and coolers.

Make sure to share your memories with us on Facebook and Instagram with #MBTemecula.