Ever since I got back from my trip to Banff last month, I’ve been in the city taking care of my little pup, Sophie. Since I haven’t been able to head up north yet or take a holiday away from Toronto, I’ve found that for me, picnics are the perfect summer-in-the-city getaway.
My friends and I used to have picnics pretty often in a park which will forever be known as “Flower Park” because of the gorgeous flowers all over the park (technically, it’s called Alexander Muir Memorial Gardens and it’s one of my favourite parks in Toronto).
We would keep things pretty low key and pack a baguette, some cheese and a salad (often this quinoa salad) but now now I’ve discovered the perfect packable, picnic lunch: this antipasto loaf from Kraft Canada.
The most important thing for a picnic is preparation and I love that this antipasto sandwich can be packed ahead of time (up to a day before!). Which means, all you have to do is prep this stuffed sandwich the day before and then after work, you can just grab and go and head to your favourite picnic spot. That’s exactly what I did last Monday, we headed to my favourite park for a little post-work picnic.
The picnic was fantastic and turned around a serious case of the Mondays (my day started off with a bang when Sophie went MIA, thankfully she was found and everything was ok). I rounded out my picnic with perfectly hardboiled eggs, an arugula salad with a favourite homemade salad dressing and a new summer zucchini salad recipe.
Food for thought
Are you a fan of picnics? What kinds of foods would you pack with you?
Antipasto sandwich recipe breakdown
Packed with Italian flavours, this vegetarian stuffed sandwich is a simple picnic or potluck staple. Prepare it a day ahead for optimal flavour. This antipasto loaf is packed with cream cheese, spinach, pesto, sun-dried tomatoes and artichokes.
Are you feeling ready to pack a picnic? Get started with this recipe for an antipasto loaf!
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Kraft Canada – as always, all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting my sponsors and allowing me to continue creating content like this antipasto loaf!