Enjoy some peace and quiet in the great outdoors
Families really should go on as many picnics as they can. It’s such a great opportunity for everyone to get together, and enjoy some peace and quiet in the great outdoors, because as we’ve all learned through the years, life moves fast.
In that same breath, I’ll admit that time goes by so quickly sometimes that I get lazy and take my family out to eat more than I should. That’s great once in awhile, but there’s something different about being outside in a park or on a beach, and for me, that’s a much more valuable experience.
what you get out of it as a family is most important
And of course, what you get out of it as a family is most important, but there are a lot more benefits than just that. First of all, the food you make for a picnic is probably going to be significantly healthier than what you would get at a restaurant or from a fast food joint. And what’s even better is that it’s cheap.
Whenever we go out for a picnic
My kids love grilled food, which is great because it’s cheaper and healthier than fast food. So whenever we go out for a picnic, we always bring a picnic blanket. As I’m sure is true with your family, everyone likes something different, so we always bring a big cooler stocked with all the fixings. I personally like to make myself some steak tips, while my wife and two daughters always eat salmon, believe it or not.
Always make a marinade the night before
It’s actually pretty easy to cook salmon on the grill. I always make a marinade the night before and let the fish soak in it. If you decide to do that, too, be sure that you do a little research because some spices, like mint, can overwhelm the flavor of the salmon steak if it’s left on it for too long.
With simple recipes and time together outside, families can not only save money, they can also get closer by picnicking.