When you are looking for romantic food ideas for picnics remember to take things easy.
Even though you want everything to be perfect it is best to keep things simple.
Look for food that is a bit special and not something you would eat everyday.
Mediterranean style food can always give you romantic picnic food ideas. It can be exotic and elegant but is easy to prepare and eat.
Simple To Prepare
Don't get stressed out in the kitchen.
Enjoy yourself preparing your romantic food ideas.
Simple to Pack
Plastic boxes with sealable lids are very convenient for packing food. They come in all shapes, sizes and colours. Place your food elegantly inside the box, on a lettuce leaf or doily. Snap on the lid and pack the boxes on top of one another inside your picnic basket or bag.
Wrap a chiller-block in a hand towel to keep everything cool and place this on top of your food boxes.
When you arrive at your picnic spot just take off the lid and your meal is ready to eat.
Simple to Carry
When you are thinking of romantic food ideas consider how you are going to carry the food to the picnic.
Picnic baskets look good. They give a romantic, old fashioned feel to the occasion. But baskets can be heavy and awkward to carry. If you have to walk even a short distance to the picnic spot think about using a backpack or a bag on wheels.There are so many around now.
Lots of bags have built in compartments for cutlery, plates, and glasses. Look for a one that is insulated and doubles as a cooler.
Or take two bags. One insulated for the food and another for plates tableware etc.
Simple to Eat
Cutting food is difficult on uneven surfaces so finger foods make good romantic food ideas. Bite size pieces that can just be popped into your mouth make a delicious taste experience.
Another nice thing about small finger food is that you can bring several different options and share them all!
Take a couple of plates and glasses or pack the meals individually so that each person has their own.
If you plan to take larger items of food, like a pie or cake, cut them up in the kitchen before you pack. It is much easier than trying to do it at the picnic.
Fruit is best cut into small pieces. A squeeze of lemon juice will help it keep its colour.
Avoid food that needs to be kept frozen. Icecream is sure to melt! Steer away from food that will go soggy or soft.
If you decide to take food that needs a sauce take the sauce seperately in a small pot with a tight lid. Add it to the food just before you eat to keep everything crisp.
Simple to Clean Up
Nobody wants to spend ages packing away leftovers when there are more exciting things to do.
Some paper towels, wet wipes and a bag for rubbish make things easy.
Some foods are traditional aphrodisiacs and are good romantic food ideas for fun on a romantic picnic.
Everyone knows these foods are supposed to be aphrodisiacs;
But what about othe food that has been used for romance over the ages.
These are just some romantic picnic food ideas to get you started.
Check out romantic picnic menus for more ideas.