Archive for May 8th, 2013

Take Mom on a Picnic for Mother’s Day

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Picnics in Parks

Picnics in Parks

This is Passport to Texas

The merry month of May brings with it ideal weather; the perfect weather, in fact, for packing a picnic and heading to a nearby state park.

It’s also when we celebrate Mom. Mother’s Day is May 12th. Why not combine the two and take mom on a picnic? Just don’t let her do the food prep.

Picnicking is our Outdoor Activity of the Month for May, and we’ve created a page with recipes that are easy to make ahead, or prepare onsite. They are courtesy of chefs, food bloggers, the Texas Department of Agriculture’s Go Texan program, and the Texas Beef Council.

Your picnic can be as simple as burgers cooked over a campfire and served with chips, sodas, and cookies for dessert. Or it can include more unusual, fresh, and tasty fare such as sugar snap peas with basil, Jamaican jerks wings, or nectarine cobbler (which would cook up beautifully in a Dutch oven).

You’ll find the picnic recipes on the activities page of the Texas Parks and Wildlife website. In addition, you’ll be able to check the weather forecast in your area, find food safety tips, as well as much more information to make your Mother’s Day picnic – or any picnic –in a state park a day to remember.

Because not only is life better outside…food tastes better outside, too.

For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.