It’s been such a beautiful spring so far this year. We have absolutely loved it. Now that Mother’s Day is Sunday and Memorial weekend is just another couple weeks beyond that, I figured it was a great time to share some recipes that are great for cookouts and picnics. Don’t you agree? When we get invited to a cookout, I don’t want to come empty handed, but I usually don’t want to spend a long time cooking either. I always get rushed right before we head out the door and prefer to have it already ready. That’s why I decided to put together a great list of easy-to-bring cook out foods.
My Favorite Tools for Picnics & Cookouts
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What kind of tools do you use when you are cooking out or picnicking? We have a few things that we use and some that we wish we had….haha…but, here’s a few of my favorites.
The Red Checked TableCloth – We have one similar to this and it sure does make us feel like we’re having a nice picnic. If we don’t have a table, we lay it on the ground and sit on it.
Fast Food Baskets – This is something we like to use for lunches, but they would work great for a cookout for a picnic, also, if you weren’t having very messy foods and mostly finger foods… You can just put a paper towel or napkin in and you don’t even have to wash them when you’re done, unless you happen to get something like ketchup on them.
Table Cloth Clips – This will make sure your tablecloth doesn’t blow away in windy days! A picnic or cook-out saver, depending on how windy it is!
Corn on the Cob Holders – For those times when you’re eating corn on the cob…and don’t want to get your hands all messy.
An Insulated Slow Cooker Carrying Bag – That way you can keep your contents warm if you are traveling somewhere. Plus it makes it easier to carry it.
An Insulated Picnic Basket – If you’re picnicking, this is the perfect thing to pack your food in. If you’re going to a cookout, this could also be used to carry your food to your friends’ house. The nice thing about this basket, is that is insulated, so you could even put ice and drinks in it if you wanted.
16 Amazing Slow Cooker Recipes for Cookouts & Picnics
BBQ Chicken Sandwiches
Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Ham & Scalloped Potatoes
Italian Beef Sliders
Mac & Cheese
Corn on the Cob with Chili Lime Butter
Low Country Cajun Shrimp Boil
Slow Cooker Green Bean Casserole
Chile Con Queso, White Cheese Dip
Crockpot Cheesy Bacon Dip
Bacon Wrapped Corn on the Cob (on the grill)
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