Fruit Salad *
Nut Bread Sandwiches.
Watercress and Lettuce Sandwiches.
Stuffed Celery * Ripe Olives.
Hot Cream of Asparagus Soup *
Take along canned fruit salad, crisp lettuce wrapped in waxed paper and a jar of mayonnaise. If a creamier dressing is desired, blend one third cup mayonnaise with one cup whipped cream. Pack the dressing in a jar with a screw top, and put on fruits just before serving. Fresh fruits make a tastier salad. They may be prepared in the trailer and packed into a jar with a screw top.
Clean crisp celery, sprinkle with water, wrap well in waxed paper. Take a box of prepared Roquefort spread. Stuff celery at picnic.
Put hot soup into a vacuum jug which has previously been warmed with hot water. At the picnic, drink the soup out of tea cups.
Sliced Baked Ham *
Brown Bread Sandwiches.
Vegetable Salad *
Fruit Punch in Vacuum Jug *
Hot Coffee in Vacuum Bottle.
The ham may be sliced or taken whole to the picnic. If whole, be sure to take along a sharp knife and bread board.
The vegetable salad may be made up of a variety of 9-ounce cans of vegetables. Add a minced onion. Leftover fresh cooked vegetables, blended with raw ones also make a delicious combination. If French dressing is used, take the salad in a covered bowl or dish, and the dressing in a corked bottle. Marinate the salad just before using.
The fruit punch may easily be made from many combinations of canned fruit juices. Delicious combinations are: orange, apricot and pineapple; loganberry with gingerale; pineapple and grapefruit. If ice is added to the vacuum jug do not dilute the juices. If fruit juice is thoroughly chilled, use one of the opened cans as a measure and dilute juice with ice water until it has the right consistency.
Cold Sliced Chicken Loaf *
Potato Chips Mixed Sweet Pickles.
Sliced Tomato Sandwiches.
Iced Watermelon *
Hot Coffee in Vacuum Jug.
Cold Bottled Drinks *
4 cups ground cooked chicken 1 cup stock or milk 1 small onion, minced
1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 cups bread crumbs 2 eggs, beaten
Mix all ingredients together. Put mixture into a greased loaf pan and bake in a moderate oven (3750) for forty-five minutes or until firm. Other ground cooked meats may be used. Evaporated milk may be substituted for the stock or milk. Either take cold loaf whole or slice it and wrap in waxed paper.
The iced watermelon should be well chilled before leaving for the picnic. It will hold the cold for quite a while.
The cold bottled drinks may be packed in a pail surrounded by chopped ice. Be sure to take a good bottle opener and straws.
Salad Sandwiches *
Swiss Cheese and Ham on Rye Bread Sandwiches.
Sliced Egg and Lettuce Sandwiches.
Assorted Juicy Fruits.
Hot Coffee or Bouillon in Vacuum Bottle.
Chilled Chocolate Milk Shake in Vacuum Jug *
The salad sandwiches are made with a cold cooked vegetable such as green string beans and thin slices of onion with a tangy mayonnaise.
2 squares chocolate 1 cup boiling water
1/4 cup sugar 3 cups scalded milk
Melt chocolate over hot water. Add sugar, then water, stirring constantly. Bring to a boil and cook until thickened. Add the milk and beat until thoroughly blended. Chill. Pour into a cold vacuum jug. Stir before pouring into glasses. A simpler chocolate milk, although not quite so good is made with canned chocolate sauce and milk. Either blend a quart of milk with sauce to taste, before leaving, or take the chilled milk in a vacuum jug and mix at the picnic.