Archives * Zodiacal Potpourri by Miss Dee Zodiacal Picnic Baskets
The selection below, "Whee-ee, It's Spring," is an excerpt from the book, The Best of Miss Dee, by Miss Dee.
Let's get out those Picnic Baskets, the Thermoses and the Coolers and dust them off. Now, find that Picnic Blanket and give it a good shaking out. Dig out the outdoor flat and tableware and let's get this Picnic Basket show on the road!
If you've got the time, it's best to make up your basket the day before. That way, you'll be sure to remember everything, such as the napkins, plates, utensils, salt and pepper, the can opener and trash bags.
Be sure to toss your favorite book in the car along with the camera and the film, the first aid kit, face and hand cleaners, the Sunscreen and a small radio. And, if there's room, pack the Badminton set or a couple of balls.
Now, for the most important part, the menu!
Arians: enjoy a picnic lunch of turkey salad on potato bread, pasta-roni salad, celery stalks, radishes, cherry tomatoes, pickles, olives and watermelon.
Taureans: fancy this picnic lunch. Ham on rye bread, potato salad, deviled eggs, celery stalks filled with peanut butter, olives, brownies, cashews, pears and orange juice.
Geminians: savor a day in the sunshine and a picnic lunch of egg salad on wheat bread, a fresh waldorf salad, cheese cubes, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers and apples.
Cancerians: grab the lounge chairs and your picnic lunch of deviled eggs, fried chicken, potato salad, bell pepper and celery strips, molasses cookies, tangerines and lemonade.
Leonines: treasure a picnic lunch of fried chicken, macaroni salad, spinach dip and bread, brownies, orange juice and cantaloupe.
Virgoans: savor a picnic lunch of turkey salad on potato bread, 3-bean salad, cherry tomatoes, celery stalks filled with cream cheese, lemon bars, peaches and orange juice.
Librans: grab your stationery set and enjoy your picnic lunch of chicken salad on pumpernickel bread, fresh fruit salad, pasta salad, cheese cubes, grapes, mint cookies and iced tea.
Scorpios: fancy this! A picnic lunch of turkey, ham and roast beef on sourdough bread, macaroni salad, cold veggie salad, bing cherries, peach cobbler and peach nectar.
Sagittarians: after some fun in the sun, dig into a picnic lunch of egg salad on wheat bread, cole slaw, cucumber salad, bell pepper and celery strips, pineapple slices and pumpkin cookies.
Capricornians: simply savor the scenery and your picnic lunch of fried chicken, potato salad, cherry tomatoes, carrot strips, radishes, celery stalks filled with cream cheese and lemonade.
Aquarians: enjoy celery stalks filled with peanut butter, cheese cubes, chicken salad on rye bread, 3-bean salad, bell pepper strips, thumbprint cookies and apple juice.
Pisceans: your favorite book and a picnic lunch of tuna salad on pumpernickel bread, fresh waldorf salad, hard boiled eggs, cherry tomatoes, sweet pickles, radishes, bell pepper and celery strips, date nut bars and orange juice.
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