It is that time of year. School is out, kids are restless, I personally get a touch of wanderlust. It's time to go either camping or on a picnic. How Fun!
Amid the fun, you still need to be taking food safety into consideration. This really is a huge thing to keep in mind as you make your preparations to play. There are a few things that I would suggest to keep things organized and cool.
These are 2 Cheesecakes that I have in containers with lids. I stacked them on top of each other.
I put a bag of ice right next to these dairy products. Even though this is a commercial bag of ice, I often use ice from my ice maker and double bag it in zip-closure bags.
Because I am packing a lot of fresh produce, I protect it by putting a folded towel on top of the ice. Touching the ice can cause things like brown spots on grapes etc.
I have placed the fruit salad, Strawberries to place on top of the Cheese Cakes, and the lettuce.
Now, remember when I said you don't put produce directly on ice? Well, here is another example of what I do.
Here I am placing another bag of ice in this towel.
I put the dressings, the tomatoes, cheese etc and the Grape Salad round the ice pack.
Now, where was I going with all of this?
To a Young Single Adult "Break-the-Fast" meal. Yes, we pack a cooler on Sundays for this too:)
Enjoy your Summer and be safe!