The Only Beach Picnic Menu You'll Need This Summer


Still planning your beach adventure? We know! According to Yahoo! trends expert, Lauren Whitehouse, beach travel searches are spiking off the charts. Whether you're planning a trip to Myrtle Beach (the #1 searched destination), Virginia Beach or even the pool for you midwest dwellers, you're going to need a stellar menu that's easy to put together, transport and keep cold.


Make it: Marinate Do-Ahead Fried Chicken overnight, fry it in the morning and chill it until you're ready for lunch.

Buy it: Coleslaw, corn bread, honey, butter, cayenne, sweet iced tea, berries, whipped cream and vanilla wafer cookies. 

Semi-homemade: For a quick dessert, layer your favorite berries in small jars with whipped cream and vanilla wafers.

Before you pack the butter, mix it with honey and cayenne.

Go green: Swap out paper plates for ones made from bamboo: They're pretty and compost-friendly. ($10 for 8;

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