Make this Memorial Day memorable with an elegant back yard picnic and lots of family time. Spend time together cooking the meal and decorating your yard. Invite other families over for a picnic followed by board and lawn games in the afternoon light.
Rosemary symbolizes remembrance so use lots of it in your decor and share stories of the service men and women in your family lineage as you celebrate the day.
Wind down the night with Americana classics, root beer floats and sparklers.
Memorial Day Picnic Menu
Peach Iced Tea
Grilled Pork Tenderloin Baguette Sandwich with Strawberry Chutney and Frisée
Potato Salad Gribiche
Raw Kale Salad with Strawberries, Almonds and Basil
Root Beer Floats
PS- Check back tomorrow for the FABULOUS Sherry Lemonade recipe, from Margaret Lagrotteria’s entertaining arsenal. A grown up slushy you will not forget. All the recipes for this picnic featured on The Daily Meal!
By Sarah Lagrotteria
This recipe is our go-to for clients who love iced tea but want to go easy on the sugar. I always have a pitcher ready when I’m expecting weekend guests. It’s also great for an afternoon alone with with my favorite cookbooks.
Peach Iced Tea
Makes 8 cups
4 bags peach tea (we like Celestial Seasoning Country Peach Passion)
2 bags black tea (We like P.G. Tips)
Agave syrup to taste
Lemon slices for serving
Bring 4 cups water to a boil. Pour over the tea bags in a large heat-proof mixing bowl. Let steep 6 minutes before removing the tea bags. While the tea is still hot, add a squirt or two of the agave. I usually squirt into a small figure 8 two times and that is the perfect amount for lightly sweet tea. Add four cups cold water. When the tea is cool enough to handle, pour into your pitcher of choice and chill. Add lemon slices just before serving and, if you remember, pop your serving glasses in the freezer for a few minutes just before pouring. A chilled glass makes all the difference.