I’ve always loved the idea of picnicing, but I’ll confess that my husbnd and I are workaholics. I blame the current “hustle” culture and the freelance gig game that we all play. Since you never know when your next job will come in, you say yes to more than you can handle and try to juggle it all. But with the arrival of the babies, we’re trying to slow down and put some family days on the calendar where we plan to spend some time out and about as a new family of four – but where do you take infant twins, or honestly, where do you just take kids? A park! There’s no way I could deal with them at a restaurant or anywhere indoors out in public, so we’re planning a few picnics in the park where we have tons of room to spread out our gear, room to change diapers, and no one will care if there is any crying! So today I’m sharing a recipe for Perfect Picnic Italian Sandwiches! My husband LOVES Italian Sub Sandwiches. I realize my sandwich isn’t on a submarine sandwich roll, but it is Ciabatta bread, so it’s still Italian! I loaded these sandwiches up with tons of meat including four slices of mortadella, four slices of hot capicola, and several slices of salami.I also used mayonnaise and a hot, sweet, pepper mustard. You can also give it a drizzle of oil and vinegar! But if you hate mayonnaise or you’re worried about the mayonnaise on a hot day, leave it off or swap it out for some salad dressing that doesn’t need to be refrigerated. Here’s the recipe:
And, I served my Italian Sandwiches with homemade parmesan potato chips! Yum! These sandwiches are ready to be packed up into a cooler and enjoyed at a nearby park! They’re also great to take along to outdoor summer music concerts and pair well with my Rosemary Limeade. What’s your favorite picnic food or picnic tip? Let me know in a comment below! I have a feeling we’re going to be doing this a lot for the next few years.