Picnics are a fantastic way to spend time with your family, and they’re not just for summer.
So grab your Picnic Backpack and get ready for the best list of winter picnic ideas of your life.
Christmas is Coming
At Andrew James, we love Christmas. It’s the perfect excuse to enjoy all your favourite foods at once – tis the season to be jolly after-all.
Whether you decide to lay your picnic blanket out in your sitting room on Boxing Day for a twist on the traditional or even use it to easily transport food to your relatives over the festive period – a Christmas picnic may be the finest way to enjoy all your Christmas favourites with the people you love most.
So keep scrolling for our list of delicious winter picnic food ideas.
It’s probably safe to say, that with every great Christmas dinner, there can be a huge amount of leftovers.
Re-purposing your leftover ingredients into something new for your picnic can be delicious, quick, and simple.
Leftover cranberry sauce from your meal? Grab some brie from your festive cheeseboard, and some pre-rolled puff pastry, and boom – you have Kitchen Sanctuary’s cranberry and brie bites.
Make your puff pastry go further and create another top picnic food by grabbing an egg, your favourite grated cheese, and a festive cookie cutter. Combine all three and you can make My Fussy Eater’s delightful cheesy, star bites – the perfect winter picnic food!
Of course, if you’re feeling a little fancy – attempt Half Baked Harvest’s cranberry and brie pull apart bread (which is sure to be a success with anyone who tries it!).
If you prefer your pastry to have a more substantial filling, why not try our Festive Pasties?
The key to a successful picnic is by having things that travel well, and taste good.
Of course, a little something sweet never goes amiss either.
A great little recipe for the kids to help you with is Thirty Hand Made Days’ recipe for Rudolph rice krispie squares. With the cute red nose, and only using pre-made ingredients, this is more crafting than cooking and it is a super speedy addition to your winter picnic.
We can’t forget about those on their Slimming World journeys which is why we’re loving Pinch of Nom’s low syn Christmas treats – particularly their Chocolate Crispy Puddings.
If you fancy giving your friends and family a surprise when they tuck into their obligatory mince pies, you can try our little trick below:
It’ll soon help clear up that leftover box of pies lingering in the cupboard!
Thanks to the wine cooling attachment on your Picnic Backpack, you can take your drink with you, ensuring it’s kept wonderfully chilled at all times.
If you fancy shaking up a cocktail or two, decant it into a spare bottle, pop it in the bag and enjoy a chilled cocktail no matter how far you go!
We love BBC Good Food’s Gingerbread Bellini but if you want something extra special, our After Eight Cocktail is a true taste of Christmas (but be careful – it’s a little bit lethal!)
What winter picnic recipes would you add to your Christmas picnic? Don’t forget to check out our Outdoor Dining range for more ideas!