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Easy-to-eat salads, sandwiches make a picnic perfect

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Enjoy grilled bread and tomato salad at your next picnic, be it in your own backyard or your favorite park. See recipes for more picnic fare on Page 2.

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Yes, bruschetta is a lovely summer appetizer, but it's just too messy for a picnic. So toss the traditional ingredients with couscous for a yummy, spoon-friendly salad.

Associated Press

When making a sandwich, like this pressed Italian loaf, ahead of time, be sure moist ingredients do not touch the bread or it will get soggy.

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Picnics should be about cool, lighter fare -- foods like sandwiches and salads that are easy to eat whether you're perched on a wobbly wooden table in a forest preserve or balancing a plate on your lap at an outdoor concert.
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    • Enjoy grilled bread and tomato salad at your next picnic, be it in your own backyard or your favorite park. See recipes for more picnic fare on Page 2.
    • Yes, bruschetta is a lovely summer appetizer, but itís just too messy for a picnic. So toss the traditional ingredients with couscous for a yummy, spoon-friendly salad.
    • When making a sandwich, like this pressed Italian loaf, ahead of time, be sure moist ingredients do not touch the bread or it will get soggy.
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