Good Day Alabama: Host A Mother’s Day Picnic

Mothers Day Picnic RebeccaGordon ButtermilkLipstick Easy Entertaining party ideas tailgating casual partyOutdoor Entertaining

Good Day Alabama
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Join us during the 8 am hour for tips on celebrating mom.
Plan a backyard shindig or pack a delightful picnic.
Tune in for the details!

Create A Little Magic
Our mom’s are everything to us…
Plan an effortless, special outing in her honor for Mother’s Day

A casual picnic can be enjoyed just about anywhere.
Transform your deck or patio into a chic French bistro.

Dress up these delicious ideas with a tray of organized glassware, plates & linen napkins.
Add in an arrangement of freshly cut flowers from your yard.
A vintage pitcher or teapot will make for a pretty presentation.
Then invite mom over for a little simple elegance.

If she’s a tad more adventurous, take a short drive to one of her favorite spots.
Pack the nibbles with a few of my foolproof essentials for a truly magical day.

Mother's Day Picnic RebeccaGordon ButtermilkLipstick Easy Entertaining Party Ideas Picnic Sandwiches Tips Ideas outdoor living southern hostess rebecca gordon buttermilk lipstick Southern Recipes & How To's Easy Tailgate Recipes RebeccaGordon ButtermilkLipstickChipotle Turkey-Bacon Roll Ups
makes 6 servings

Wrapping the sandwiches in parchment paper makes for compact & easy-to-eat picnic fare.
The bonus… no dishes required.

6 {8-inch} pita bread rounds
Chipotle Bacon-Basil Mayonnaise
2 cups packed arugula lettuce leaves
6 Havarti cheese slices, cut in half
1 lb thinly sliced deli-style turkey
6 thick cut bacon slices, cooked
Parchment paper & twine
Bird Seed Blend Sandwich Topper

Spread the bread rounds with 1 to 2 tablespoons of the
Chipotle Bacon-Basil Mayonnaise.
Layer with the lettuce, the cheese, the turkey & the bacon.
Roll up the ingredients inside of the pita bread tightly.

Smoked or roasted turkey may be used.
Approximately 2 1/2 ounces of turkey will generously fill the sandwiches.

Transfer each rolled sandwich to a 14-inch piece of parchment paper.
Make one full roll with the sandwich inside the paper.
Tuck the ends over the sandwich & continue rolling in the paper.
Secure the paper with ribbon or twine.
Refrigerate up to 1 day ahead of time before serving.

Slice the sandwiches in half with a serrated knife.
Serve with additional Chipotle Bacon-Basil Mayonnaise &
the Bird Seed Blend Sandwich Topper, if desired.

Note: I used freshly baked Joujou’s Pita Bread.
Sandwich wraps or flour tortillas may be substituted.

Wrap the sandwiches in plastic wrap first then in parchment paper
to hold in the refrigerator for an extended period of time.

Bacon Mayo Rebecca Gordon Buttermilk Lipstick Southern Hostess Tailgating food parties Mother's Day Entertaining Picnic How To Packrebecca gordon buttermilk lipstick Southern Recipes & How To's Easy Tailgate Recipes RebeccaGordon ButtermilkLipstickChipotle Bacon-Basil Mayonnaise
makes about 1 cup

3/4 cup mayonnaise
2 thick cut bacon slices, cooked & crumbled
3 Tbsp solid bacon drippings, at room temperature
2 Tbsp chopped fresh basil
2 tsp minced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
2 tsp adobo sauce
1 garlic clove, pressed

Stir together all of the ingredients in a small bowl.
Use as directed.

Sandwich Topping Salad Topping RebeccaGordon ButtermilkLIpstick Easy Mother's Day Picnic Entertaining Outdoors Southern Recipes Party Ideasrebecca gordon buttermilk lipstick Southern Recipes & How To's Easy Tailgate Recipes RebeccaGordon ButtermilkLipstickBird Seed Blend Sandwich Topper
makes about 3/4 cup

Add the crunchy-sweet mix to the sandwiches just before serving.

1/3 cup sweetened, dried cranberries
3 Tbsp peptias
3 Tbsp roasted, salted sunflower seeds

Combine all of the ingredients.
Store in an air tight container.

Mother'sDay Picnic Ideas RebeccaGordon Buttermilk Lipstick Tailgating Southern Hostess casual outdoor party ideas FROM THE HOSTESS OF BUTTERMILK LIPSTICK 

{helpful advice}

Bacon Mayo RebeccaGordon ButtermilLipstick Tailgate recipes party Ideas Mothers day picnic southern hostess How To Pack A Picnic

The 411

I love a vintage picnic basket with loads of character & the stories behind it.
Who owned it. What were they nibbling on…
Did they run across any yogi bears?
He was such a sucker for good old-fashioned picnic treats.
Who isn’t.

These are excellent to use if stepping out for a beautifully styled backyard dining experience but I have found them to be a little bulky, a touch on the heavy side & difficult to maneuver for a more adventurous outing.

The Carry All Method

Pack a sturdy bag with a long handle for easy hands-free toting.
A large boat tote or beach bag works great & are wonderful for picnics.

I prepare all of the items in advance, generally a few hours before we leave the house.
Tuck & arrange them in a shoe box-sized lightweight crate with some napkins.
Slide the crate into the fridge until you’re ready to go.

Place the crate in the bottom of the bag, top with a bag of chips
& a small sack of Outdoor Entertaining Essentials…
grab a few bottles of water or lemonade & be on your way.
It’s that easy.

This is great for an outing that is all about going on the picnic,
simply heading to the destination to enjoy the outdoors.

For a more adventurous day of festivities,
one where the meal needs to stay cool for an extended period of time,
try the cooler method.

The Cooler Method

Ice down items if it will be several hours before you plan to feast.
As the weather gets warmer, keeping items cold is extremely important
for the sake of food safety.

Choose an insulted backpack for hands-free maneuvering,
some styles even have wheels as an added option.

Frozen gel packs work great for keeping items cool.
If you don’t have any of those to use,
pack ice in quart-size plastic zip bags & tuck throughout the pack.

Wrap the sandwiches in plastic wrap first, then in parchment paper.
Tuck the wrapped sandwiches in a 1 or 2 gallon-size zip top plastic bag.
Push all of the air out of the bag before sealing.
Place the sandwiches in the pack, add the remaining essentials & be on your way.

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Outdoor Entertaining Essentials
for your comfort & convenience

1. Hand Sanitizer
2. Wet Wipes
3. Sunblock
4. Bug Spray
5. Trash Sack
6. Lip Gloss
7. Breath Mints… they. are. everything.

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