No need to be in the least bit concerned because with my Cold Sandwich Ideas you really can't go wrong.
Your efforts at picnic planning will be rewarded with "Oohs and ahhs" and "May I have some more please?"
So lets have a look at just how simple and yet nourishing a sandwich can really be.
A word of warning though, make sure you have eaten as these Cold Sandwich Recipes will really get your tummy rumbling.
Use the recipes below as a baseline and add any extra ingredients you feel will create your own unique gourmet delight.
A Simple Picnic In The City Park
Some really simple spreads to use are basically whatever they have in their school lunches.
I have found in the past that most kids eat on the run anyway, so sitting them down to a Gourmet sandwich feast is pretty pointless.
Spread any of these generously on lightly buttered and sliced freshly baked bread or fresh crunchy bread rolls.
For an even more fun time why not take the lids off the jars and hand the kids some plastic knives.
Let them make their own sandwich.
That way you are more than guaranteed that they will eat them all up.
Here are some sandwich spread suggestions...
Melissa & Doug Picnic Basket Fill and Spill
For the Kids who do like to try different things, then may I make a few suggestions ....
The secret to the filling in my great Cold Sandwich Recipes is the creaminess.
You can achieve this by using...
Don't be frightened to experiment with different textures.
My favorite has always been sour cream for no other reason than personal choice and the flavor doesn't seem to compromise with the other ingredients.
Have a browse through these Cold Sandwich Recipes for ideas that you think your family and friends will enjoy.
Egg Mayonnaise Sandwich Recipe.
Depending on the number that you are serving I suggest 1 egg per person.
I always try a little taste test as I make this up, try not to over season and keep as moist as possible without becoming sloppy.
Chop the eggs.
Add the Mayonnaise, the chopped chives and the seasoning, mix through thoroughly and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or cooler, ready to serve at the picnic.
At the picnic spread the sliced Bread with a little butter or margarine if you want to, a small lettuce leaf and add lavish amounts of the mix, another one of my favourite Cold Sandwich Recipes. Yummy!
Add cooked and shredded chicken, cooked bacon or even tuna chunks to the mixture for different fillings.
Cheese & Onion Mix Sandwich Recipe
The quantities to use in this Cold Sandwich Recipes will depend on the number of people that you are serving.
Grate a pile of cheddar cheese into a mixing bowl or dish.
Finely chop the onion and add to the mixing bowl.
Add a large spoonful of mayonnaise into the mixing bowl making sure that the cheese and onion are well mixed, keep the mix from getting too sloppy though, add more cheese if you need to.
Add a small amount of chopped chives into the mix and store, cool, ready to use at your picnic.
Chop up some sardines and add to mix or use tinned salmon chunks for a different flavor.
Silverside & Spinach
Combine cream cheese with the sun-dried tomatoes and add the spinach leaves and shredded silverside.
Store in airtight container, cool, until ready to spread onto your favourite bread or bread roll.
I love to use a well grained bread with my Cold Sandwich Recipes, as the grained texture adds to the delicious experience.
Shredded cooked chicken, ham or other cold meat could be used as a substitute for the silverside.
Freshly Baked Seeded Bread Rolls
Mix cottage cheese with the chopped fresh basil.
Store, cold, ready to use.
At the picnic, mash the avocado with fresh lemon juice spread lavishly onto your favourite chosen bread slice, top with the shaved honey ham and 2nd lightly buttered bread slice.
Substitute the shaved ham with shaved chicken, shaved turkey or smoked salmon.
Delicious Salad Bread Roll
Cold Sandwich Recipes can be made using freshly baked bread rolls, baguettes or loaves (sliced or left whole).
There are so many different types available from plain white to beautiful and delicious multigrains.
Sour Dough breads, Rye breads, Soy and so on.
Experiment with the different textures and tastes.
The Greek Pita With A Selection Of Yummy Fillings
There are also great new selections of pocket/pitta breads to use with my Cold Salad Recipes and have a look next time you are at the supermarket for all those different wraps that you can now get.
The world is getting smaller and the blending of other cultures brings with it the wonderful opportunity of trying new tastes and new ways of presenting the good old sandwich as an example...
Gourmet Wrap Ups
Spread the Mayonnaise onto the Bread and add the cold meats, seasoning and shredded lettuce as your spirit dictates.
Combine the meats or make up the slices separately.
Cut up into pieces and serve with a selection of side salad dishes.
Wrap Up With Selection Of Cold Sandwich Fillings
Cold Sandwich Recipes are very easy to put together, they are the most simplest way of enjoying the company of your family and friends when out on a picnic getaway.
The mess is minimal giving you more opportunity to sit and enjoy yourself. You deserve it!
The best memories that I hold of my family enjoying themselves was and still is, on family picnic getaways.
If you love to experiment then you may like to add this Cook Book to your kitchen library or as an excellent gift idea for a special occasion.