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I was looking for a simple dessert to bring along to our
picnic that was yummy, didn't corner all of my spare time
and also held up on the go. These LEMON BARS are not only
easy but don't mind the hot weather either like stuff with
frosting would. We always used to take these along to the
beach too and they're wonderful - a sweet crust with a not-
too-tart filling. The pre-boxed stuff just never seems to
match up to homemade. Of course there's nothing quite like
the flavor of the the fresh squeezed lemon and the zest but
honestly? In a pinch you could also substitute the bottled
lemon juice without worry they will still turn out yummy.

Lots of picnic tips below don't think the season is over ;o)





1 cup butter
1/2 cup confectioners sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 eggs, beaten until fluffy
2 cups sugar
5 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons grated lemon rind
Confectioners sugar for topping

Preheat oven to 300. In a large bowl, cream together
butter and confectioners sugar; then blend in flour
and salt. Press mixture down in a flat buttered cookie
pan. Bake at 300 for 20 minutes. While crust is baking,
in a medium bowl blend together eggs, sugar, lemon
juice and rind. Pour over crust. Raise temperature to
350 and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes at 350.
Remove from oven and let cool. When cooled, sprinkle
generously with additional powdered sugar.

Categories: Desserts, Picnics

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Creative a picnic kit that's always ready to go. This avoids
most of the preparation of picnics. Here is a checklist for
some basic supplies, cooking equipment, food accompaniment,
comforts and conveniences. After each picnic, clean out the
picnic container and replace all the supplies so everything
will be ready for the next picnic. (these are just some
suggestions of course)

Hamper or basket, Insulated carriers, Vacuum bottles or
picnic jugs (for hot & cold), Aluminum foil, wax paper,
saran wrap, Paper plates, cups, napkins, Eating utensils,
Can-and-bottle opener, Table covering, if desired, Paper
towels for cleaning up

Portable grill / propane stove, Lighter fluid / propane,
Matches, Newspaper (start fires), Coffee pot, Skillet, Soup
kettle, Cookie sheet (hold foods set by the fire to warm),
Long-handled grill for broiling, Long-handled fork, spoon,
tongs, Meat turner, Cutting and paring knives, Potholder as
asbestos mitt, Steel wool to scour grill, etc.

Salt and pepper, Catsup, mustard, relishes, Worcestershire sauce,
Sugar and cream for coffee, Drinking water, Canned or bottled
beverages, Marshmallows to toast over coals, Blanket to sit on
or keep warm, Camera and film, Portable radio, Playthings for
children, Reading material for adults, First-aid kit, insect
repellent, Sunglasses, Suntan oil, Sweaters, in case it gets
cool, Soap, Washcloth, Pail for carrying water.