Hoping you and your family and friends will get out more this year and enjoy all the beauty the Lord has given each of us. As I am more than approaching the golden years, the months seem to fly by, and the seasons are here and gone. All the more reason to appreciate each day.
Here is a check list for a picnic:
Picnic blanket or tablecloth
Paper plates and cups
Napkins, paper towels and moist towelettes
Salt, pepper and condiments
Serving dishes and utensils
Small cutting board
Plastic bags for dirty dishes
Portable grill, charcoal and lighter fluid
Tongs and an extra platter or two
FOOD,DRINKS,COOLER and ICE
Individual Meat Loaves
1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
1/2 pound hot ground pork sausage
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. poultry seasoning
2 tbls. Worcestershire sauce
5 slices white bread
2 large eggs
1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 cups bread crumbs (I use small chopper)
1 1/2 cups chili sauce (or use catsup.
1 tbls. brown sugar, and tsp. sweet relish.
1/2 cup boiling water
Garnish with parsley sprigs
Combine meat, onions and seasonings. In a medium mixing bowl combine 5 slices bread (minus the crust,) eggs, and milk. Break bread in small pieces, stir well with fork then use mixer, beat till smooth. Mix meat mixture and bread mixture together. Shape in 6-7 individual loaves, roll each in bread crumbs. You can put the bread crusts in as you make the 1 1/2 cups of bread crumbs in chopper. Place meat in lightly greased 13" x 9" x 2" in pan. Spread chili sauce over loaves. Pour boiling water into baking dish. Bake uncovered 350 D. for one hour. Transfer to a serving platter. Yield 6-7 servings. Many times I will also add chopped green pepper. to meat.
Peanut Butter Brownie Cups
One package (21 1/2 oz.) Betty Crocker fudge brownie mix.
15-18 miniature peanut butter Reese's cups
Mix brownie mix according to package directions. Fill paper lined or foil lined muffin cups 2/3 full. Remove wrappers from peanut butter cups; set one in each muffin cup and press down in the middle until batter meets top edge of candy. Bake 350 D. for 20-25 minutes, check after 20 minutes. Yield 1 1/2 dozen No frosting needed, lightly dust with confect. sugar if desired.
Every man also to whom God hath given riches and wealth, and hath given him power to eat thereof, and to take his portion, and to rejoice in his labour; this is the gift of God. For he shall not much remember the days of his life; because God answereth him in the joy of his heart.