De Ma Cuisine



May 2012



Let’s Have a Picnic!

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Husband and I love to have picnics. Sometimes we go to a park where we can take the dog, sometimes we go for a date picnic to the Getty, sometimes we picnic at home with a tablecloth on the floor and some good food. We usually bring our books, we people watch, we watch the dog warily watch people as they walk close to us, we watch comfort shows, like The Office, we use it as an excuse to buy Salt and Vinegar chips.

We were given two picnic baskets as wedding gifts. Sometimes one is being used to store books or magazines (we live in a small apartment, everything has to have a purpose), but they both get used regularly to hold our foodstuffs.


Italian “Date Subs”

Fruit Salad

Salt and Vinegar Chips

Carrot Sticks, Olives, Pickles

Sparkling Pink Lemonade

Chocolate Pudding

We’re hoping to picnic this long weekend. Hope you are too!

Italian “Date Subs”

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Italian “Date Subs”
Recipe Type: Sandwich, Lunch
Author: Rachel Oberg – De Ma Cuisine
Serves: 2-4
Perfect for a picnic!
  • 1 baguette, quartered then sliced in half
  • pepperoncinis
  • black olives, sliced
  • dry Italian salami
  • havarti cheese, sliced
  • lettuce
  • tomatoes, sliced
  • mayo
  • horseradish (opt.)
  • dijon mustard
  1. Remove a bit of the middle of the baguette (save it to make croutons).
  2. Top one side with salami, havarti, olives, pepperoncinis, lettuce, tomato*. Top the other side with mayo, mustard, horseradish, and more salami (if desired). Close to make a sandwich.
  3. Wrap with tinfoil and place in a zip top bag or a container.

Ingredient are all to taste, so use as much or as little as you prefer.
*You could leave the tomatoes off until you’re ready to eat so the bread doesn’t get soggy.


P.S. Did you sing the song that goes, “Picnic time for teddybears. The little teddybears are having a picnic.” when you were a kid? No? Just me? Well, that song is in my head.

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