Sunday, July 8, 2012

A Dave Barry blog

Hi everyone,

It's the 8th of the month, and time for another chuckle at Dave Barry's humor. This month, he explores the idea of planning a summer picnic, Martha Stewart style. Enjoy!

"Step one in planning a picnic is to decide on a menu. Martha Stewart has loads of innovative suggestions for unique, imaginative, and tasty summer meals. So you can forget about her.

"If Martha Stewart comes anywhere near my picnic, she's risking a barbecue fork to the eyeball" should be your patriotic motto. Because you're having a traditional picnic and that means a menu of hot dogs, charred into cylinders of industrial-grade carbon and hamburgers so undercooked that when people try to eat them, they leap off the plate and frolic on the lawn like otters.

Me again: Please share some of your favorite summer picnic menus.

I'll go first. :)

One of my favorite summer recipes is cooking shrimp soaked in lime juice on the grill, then serving it over a crisp green salad. Easy and light for those hot summer days.


Mona Risk said...

I served grilled chicken, corn, a pan of macaroni with tomatoe sauce, peas and carrot. For dessert, watermelon, mango, and baklawa to put a sweet note. All served on a terrace on the beach after a good swim in the ocean.

Paisley Kirkpatrick said...


1 elephant
2 rabbits (optional)
Salt and pepper

Cut elephant into small bite-size pieces. This should take about two months. Add enough brown gravy to cover. Cook over high flame, 465 degrees, for about two weeks.

This will serve 3,750 people. If more are expected, two rabbits may be added. But, do this only if necessary as most people do not like to have hare in their stew!

Josie said...

Sounds perfect. Can we join you sometime? :)

Josie said...

Absolutely hysterical, and a keeper!
Thanks for sharing.