“Beach Bicycle Picnic for Two”


My husband gave me this darling bike a few years ago for my birthday, and I have loved riding it around the city on a warm summer night. Throw in some delicious Roasted Chicken and Sweet Cherry Croissant Sandwiches,  Chilled Blackberry Peach Soup, and ice cold minted limeade. A delightful menu for bicycle picnic for two! ~Amy

My husband gave me this darling bike a few years ago for my birthday, and I have loved riding it around the city on a warm summer night. Throw in some delicious Roasted Chicken and Sweet Cherry Croissant Sandwiches,
Chilled Blackberry Peach Soup, and ice cold minted limeade. A delightful menu for bicycle picnic for two! ~Amy

“Beach Bicycle Picnic”

Roasted Chicken and Sweet Cherry Croissant Sandwiches*
Sparkling Strawberry, Blueberry and Peach Compote*
Minted Limeade ( purchased, add mint and ice)
Chilled Blackberry Peach Soup*
Fresh strawberries
Sea Salt Kettle Chips
Triple Chocolate Truffle Brownies

Chilled Blackberry Peach Soup

1 medium sized fresh peach, peeled and sliced
1 cup fresh blackberries
2-3 tbsp sugar
1 8oz container, vanilla bean greek yogurt
1 cup fresh orange juice
1/4 cup half and half

In a blender, pulse together peaches, blackberries and sugar. Add yogurt and blend well. Add juice, blend and finish with half and half. Garnish with fresh berries and mint if desired.

Makes 3 cups

Recipe by Amy Richardson

Roasted Chicken and Sweet Cherry Croissant Sandwich with Sparkling Strawberry, Blueberry and Peach Compote

Roasted Chicken Sandwich:

2 1/2 – 3 cups roasted chicken shredded (about 2 cooked chicken breasts with lemon,
black pepper and olive oil)
1/2 cup finely diced celery
1/4 cup finely diced Vidalia sweet onion
6-7 fresh sage leaves, minced
Zest from 1/2 an orange
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup sour cream
Salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste

1 cup pitted and quartered fresh bing cherries
1-1 1/2 apricot jam

4-6 croissants toasted and split in half
Butter or other leaf lettuce (optional)

In a medium sized bowl, toss together chicken, celery, onion, sage leaves and orange zest. Set aside.
In a small bowl whisk together sour cream and mayonnaise. Add to the chickenmixture. Fold to combine.

In a small bowl, stir jam until smooth, stir in cherries.

To assemble:
Layer croissant with lettuce, chicken salad, and cherries. Serve immediately.

Makes 4-6 sandwiches

Sparkling Strawberry, Blueberry, Peach Compote

4 ripe peaches, peeled, pitted, and sliced
1/2 cup strawberries rinsed and sliced
1/2 cup blueberries, rinsed and stems removed
12oz bottle of Blood Orange Italian soda or other favorite fruit soda
Fresh mint

Place strawberries, peaches and blueberries in a ziploc bag or shallow container. Pour sparkling soda over fruit to just cover. Refrigerate remaining soda. Place in freezer until ready to serve. 1-2 hours for slushy consistency.

To serve:
Divide frozen fruit between individual serving dishes. Pour chilled soda over the fruit, garnish with fresh mint and serve immediately.

Makes 4-6 servings

Recipe by Amy Richardson

Tagges Fruit Stands Fresh Peaches
Locations and hours:
http://www.taggesfruit.com

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Insulated Backpack Cooler
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Target: $30.00

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