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poolside picnic (featuring cucumber honeydew salad).

One of our favorite things to do this time of year is pack a picnic that’s easy to eat poolside. We make a few different sandwich fillings (including our favorite egg salad recipe) and whipped up a few sides. Here’s what L threw together for the Fourth of July:

The Glitter Life Egg Salad
we both love a classic egg salad sandwich.
The Glitter Life Cucumber Honeydew Salad
cucumber honeydew salad with feta. (recipe follows)
The Glitter Life Watermelon
no summer picnic is complete without a watermelon.
The Glitter Life
baby joe takes a sandwich break.

Honeydew Cucumber Salad adapted from Two Peas and Their Pod

What You Need:

  • juice of half a lemon
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 medium honeydew melon, seeded and cut in bite-size cubes (about 5 cups)
  • 1 cucumber, chopped
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1 cup crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese

What You Do:

  • Whisk lemon juice, olive oil, honey, salt, and pepper in a small bowl until combined.
  • Combine honeydew melon, cucumber and onion in a large bowl. Toss to combine. Drizzle dressing over the salad and stir. Top with feta and serve.
  • Leftovers will definitely keep a few days in the fridge, but you will want to strain the remaining salad before serving.

Need more ideas for a poolside picnic? Check out these posts:

Friday Five: Super Bowl Edition (for some great slider recipes)

Recipe Round-Up: Memorial Day (for creative sandwich ideas)

Pimiento Cheese (for classic and classic-with-a-twist pimiento cheese recipes)

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recipe roundup: memorial day.

Eeeeeeeeee we have a long weekend coming up! Whether you’re planning beach time, pool time, or backyard time, we’re sure refreshments factor into your agenda. We’ve gathered some great recipes to take you through Memorial Day weekend.

1. Lemonade. Lemonade is synonymous with summer. Check out these five lemonade recipes on The Glitter Guide. We’re totally making the vanilla version.

The Glitter Life Lemonade
image: the glitter guide.

2. Pulled Pork Sandwiches. What’s Memorial Day without barbecue? We like this light recipe – perfect with lots of slaw and pickles by the pool.

The Glitter Life Pulled Pork Sandwiches
image: martha stewart.

3. Lobster Rolls. These lobster rolls are a sophisticated-yet-simple seafood alternative to barbecue sandwiches. Hello, Hamptons! You could also whip up two of our other faves: egg salad and pimiento cheese.

The Glitter Life Lobster Roll
image: martha stewart.

4. Homemade Potato Chips. TOTALLY WORTH IT. And honestly, this recipe is super easy.

The Glitter Life Homemade Potato Chips
image: food network.

5. S’mores. This easy, oven-friendly recipe eliminates the need for a campfire.

The Glitter Life Smores
image: savory sweet life.

6. Extras. Our love of snacks is well documented; we’ll be making our famous Edamame Guacamole for poolside nibbling. Looking for a cute picnic accessories? Check out some of our faves here.

Do you have a go-to summer recipe to share? Tweet us @glitter_blog_xo!

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egg salad sandwiches.

Every spring L and I get super excited about a little golf tournament played in April in Augusta, Georgia. We both have ties to Augusta – L grew up there, and my parents live there now – so the Masters Golf Tournament  is near and dear to our hearts. We meet up there every year to enjoy spectacular golf and all the social events that come with “Masters Week.”

If you’ve ever been to the tournament, you’ve no doubt tasted one of the famed sandwiches from the concession stands scattered around the Augusta National Golf Course. Our fave is the egg salad sandwich. In anticipation of our favorite week of the year, I re-created the egg salad goodness to put us in the Masters mood.

What You Need:

  • 6 hard boiled eggs, diced (how-to follows)
  • 3 tbsp Kraft mayo with olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt (or to taste)
  • 1/8 tsp pepper

How to Hard-Boil the Eggs:

  • Place the eggs in a single layer in a heavy saucepan and cover with at least an inch of cold water.
  • Add a teaspoon of salt.
  • Leaving the pot uncovered, turn the heat to high. As soon as the water comes to a boil, turn off the heat and cover.
  • On another burner, let sit for 17 minutes.
  • Plunge eggs into ice water to cool.
  • To peel, gently tap each egg against the counter, turning to crack all the way around.

To make the egg salad, just combine all ingredients and chill. Spread on the softest white bread you can find. Cut the sandwiches on the diagonal and enjoy!

Egg Salad Prep
thanks to L for the awesome ice-water tip! peel your eggs with ease…
Hard Boiled Eggs
freshly peeled.
Egg Salad in progress
onion powder added and ready to be mixed with mayo.
Egg Salad Complete
voila!
Egg Salad Sandwich
ready.

Are any of you attending The Masters next week? If not, whip up these sandwiches and catch the tournament on CBS. You’ll feel like you’re in Augusta (lite beer in a plastic cup optional).

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weekend wrap-up.

Hi Hi Hi!

Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend! We definitely have a love/hate relationship with this time change… See how we spent our low-key weekends:

L

L Weekend Pics
BCBGeneration top / / hummus makes an appearance at Locos / / my Friday night date / / Saturday morning waffles / / Sunday sushi date / / mimosa / / watermelon manicure / / homemade pizza / / Pura Vida bracelets arrived at Dish!

J

J Weekend Pics
filmed a harlem shake video at the tavern / / fresh mani / / essie fiji (my fave) / / sunday funday at the ivy (per usual) / / Jay deep in thought / / cajun angels at the ivy / / masters egg salad (recipe coming soon!) / / romes got a haircut / / arm candy

What were y’all up to this weekend? Share your pics with us on Twitter and Instagram @glitter_blog_xo.

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J+L

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