Searching for wholesome fall picnic inspiration? You discovered it! Hold studying for scrumptious recipes and picnic concepts. Fall at Shakespeare Dallas is the proper excuse to pack up a wonderful picnic to get pleasure from theater below the celebrities. We anxious all week in regards to the climate nevertheless it was virtually good for the opening night time of King Lear. My good friend Kellie is gluten free, which was the proper excuse for me to shake up my ordinary pasta salad / sandwich routine and provide you with a complete gluten free fall picnic menu for you all!
What to Carry
I all the time take my little pink wagon (okay, high quality, it’s my mother’s that I commandeered a number of years in the past) for simple transport from the automobile to the amphitheater. I’m in good firm with the Shakespeare Dallas crowd, as many individuals had been bouncing into the theater with wagons stuffed with goodies in tow.
I took my waterproof picnic blanket since I anxious the bottom could be moist. If you happen to like to picnic like me, I extremely advocate a water-resistant blanket. Two nights in a row I used to be utterly dry whereas these round me had been moist by the tip of the night!
I introduced my customized King of Handmade Rose Desk tote bag and my insulated Enterprise & Pleasure tote bag in lieu of a cooler. I switched my fall bouquet to a small orange vase that would slot in my cupholder driving to and from the theater. I additionally introduced a few small pumpkins simply because plus my white outside plates, model forks, gold wine glasses, and military inexperienced napkins.
Everyone knows why you’re actually right here: the meals! I’m so pleased with this simple make-ahead menu. For the primary course, I made a scrumptious Butternut Squash Rice Salad with pomegranate arils, dried cranberries, uncooked pumpkin seeds, feta cheese, and maple mustard French dressing. It completely screams fall! It additionally simply so occurs to be gluten free. Get the recipe right here. I additionally introduced grilled hen tenders to make dinner slightly heartier.
I additionally packed up some hummus with radishes, cucumber slices, sugar snap peas, and cherry tomatoes. I brainstormed the way to transport a ready-made hummus plate and selected a light-weight wooden bowl, which labored tremendous properly.
For dessert, I made a maple custard topped with cinnamon whipped cream. Puddings and custards are an important possibility for a gluten free dessert, as they’re usually made with cornstarch, which is of course gluten free. Plus it’s pretty low in sugar and packed stuffed with calcium. You’ll be able to pour the combination in cute little jars, good for a picnic!