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This weekend officially kicks off the summer of 2018 – and we could not be more excited. Unfortunately, we are also watching the weather closely as we have a subtropical storm heading our way. It is not dampening our spirits, however, and we have simply changed our plans from a picnic at the beach to a picnic right in our living room – complete with all of our favorite snacks!
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We ran up to our local Walmart to stock up on everything we will need for our picnic… and everything else for a weekend of tropical weather. Whether you are actually heading to the beach or bringing the beach home to you, snacks are a must. You want goodies that are simple and delicious and filling and easy to eat with your hands! And you do not have to scrimp on quality just to have easy finger foods! Walmart has tons of products that will help you “Upgrade Your Summer” to make this the best one ever.
Sabra Roasted Red Pepper Hummus is a staple in our house – and for every trip we take – near or far. It is the perfect summer snack dip that goes great with fresh veggies, chips, and even proteins like wings or chicken tenders! It comes in several different sizes too – so whether you are feeding a crowd or just need a quick on the go snack, Sabra has you covered.
Recently I discovered two more snacks which have made it on to my “must have” list – Blue Diamond Nut-Thins and Blue Diamond Gourmet Almonds. Made with real Blue Diamond Almonds, Blue Diamond Nut-Thins are made with real almonds and are wheat and gluten free. They have the crunch of a cracker but offer much more flavor and are sturdy enough for even the biggest scoop of hummus!
Blue Diamond Gourmet Almonds take almonds to a whole new level with chef-inspired seasonings on high-quality Nonpareil almonds that can be snacked on right out of the bag or alongside your favorite fine foods. The Gourmet Garlic, Herb, and Olive Oil Almonds remind me of the delicious dipping oils you find in fine Italian restaurants! I have trouble stopping at just one serving!
Just like with our beach picnics we spread out blankets on the floor and sprawled out and snacked without any “screens” getting in the way. It was a fun break in the day and a chance for us to all come together and talk about things we want to do Upgrade Our Summer to make it the best one ever… just as soon as the rain stops. We even grabbed other hurricane essentials like flashlights and turned off the living room lights. Before we knew it we had been sitting there laughing and talking for over two hours. Talk about the perfect indoor picnic.
Thankfully, Subtropical Storm Alberto is only supposed to bring us a lot of rain so we should only have a few days of being stuck inside, but as much fun as we had with our Livingroom Picnic I can see us doing these even without inclement weather. All you need for the perfect indoor picnic is a blanket, your loved ones, and great snacks!
You can win a Backyard Makeover to help you Upgrade Your Summer and give you the perfect place to host your own summer picnic! Visit the Upgrade Your Summer website to enter the Backyard Makeover promotion where eight Grand Prize winners will receive:
- One (1) Palm Springs Wicker Patio Set with four (4) Chairs.
- One (1) Sonos Outdoor Speakers.
- One (1) Weber Genesis 11 E310 Grill.
- One (1) Yeti Tundra 45 Cooler.
- One (1) $300 Walmart Gift Card (Terms and conditions of the Gift Card apply).
Twenty-five (25) Second Prize winners will receive one (1) $25 Walmart Gift Card (Terms and conditions of the Gift Card apply).