Monday, May 20, 2013

Make Ahead Recipe: No Mayo Lemony Tuna and Artichoke Cooler-Pressed Sandwiches with Fresh Basil

Tuna packed in olive oil with marinated artichoke hearts, lemon, and fresh basil on baguettes makes a scrumptious, no mayonnaise twist on tuna sandwiches. Perfect for toting on picnics or hikes, to work, or just out to the backyard (easy Four Hour French Baguette recipe here).

We love sandwiches. We eat so many sandwiches that we often go through two loaves of homemade sandwich bread each week, and there are only two of us. We also love potato chips. So when my publishing network, BlogHer, asked if I was interested in sharing a sandwich recipe as part of a Perfect Picnic Pairing campaign with Kettle Brand Chips, I knew they'd come to the right blog.


Picnic Menu:
Lemony Tuna and Artichoke Cooler-Pressed Sandwiches
Easy Herbed Yogurt Cheese or Big Bite of Fresh Basil Herb Dip
Assorted cut up raw vegetables
Kettle Brand Salt & Fresh Ground Pepper Krinkle Cut Chips
Baby Chocolate Chip and Toffee Shortbread Cookies



Lemony Tuna and Artichoke Cooler-Pressed Picnic Sandwiches
Makes two 6-inch sandwiches — Adapted from Epicurious


Whenever we leave the farm for more than an hour or two, which is most of the time, I pack sandwiches for a picnic lunch. Since I put everything in a cooler with ice rather than in a basket, the idea of cooler-pressed sandwiches made me smile.

You assemble these sandwiches and then pack them in the bottom of the cooler so that the weight of the other contents compresses the sandwiches and allows the juices to soak into the bread. They travel well, taste delicious, and can be made several hours ahead. I even like them the next day, when the lemon flavor is more pronounced. I'd never tried tuna sandwiches without mayonnaise, but now I'm hooked.

Eating at home or toting your sandwiches to work the next day? Simply press them under a cast iron skillet weighted down with cans of food or a tea kettle of water.

Look for marinated artichoke hearts that list oil before water in the ingredients.

Ingredients

1 (6½-ounce) jar marinated artichoke hearts, undrained
1 (4½-ounce to 6-ounce) can tuna in olive oil, undrained (or 1 can chunk light tuna in water, drained and mixed with 1 Tablespoon olive oil)
2 teaspoons organic lemon zest
2 Tablespoons organic lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

1 Four Hour French Baguette or other slender 12 to 14-inch (10 ounce) baguette, cut in half and then sliced lengthwise
About 12 large fresh basil leaves

Directions

1. Pour the artichoke heart marinade into a medium bowl, then coarsely chop the artichoke hearts and add them to the bowl.

2. Stir in the tuna, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Adjust seasonings to taste.

3. Remove some of the interior crumb from the two top halves of the baguette, then spoon any excess juice from the tuna mixture evenly over them.

4. Spread the bottom half of each sandwich with the tuna mixture, then scatter the basil leaves over it (I like a lot of basil on mine). Place the tops on each sandwich.

5. Wrap the sandwiches tightly in waxed paper, then in aluminum foil.

6. Place the sandwiches at the bottom of your picnic cooler so the weight of the other contents compress the sandwich and allows the juices to soak into the bread.

Alternatively, place the sandwiches on the counter (unless you have a lot of empty space in your refrigerator) and set a cast iron skillet on top of it. For added weight, put a tea kettle full of water or a few cans of food in the skillet. Press the sandwiches for about 30 minutes.

These sandwiches can be chilled for several hours before serving, but you probably don't want to keep them at the bottom of the cooler for more than an hour or so.

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292 comments:

  1. I love to pack pickled eggs! And the salt + pepper kettle chips are my favorite.

    You can contact me at the email from my google profile.

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  2. I usually pack pb&j's in my picnic basket. Keeps the 4 year old happy. I love the sea salt kettle chips. I love to put them on a ham and cheese sandwich. yum.

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  3. My small son is all about the picnics (probably because then he doesn't have to go into the boring house and sit at the boring table to eat). He usually gets peanut butter on bread because, well, he's three and a messy eater and I also have a ten-month-old so no time to make this delicious tuna sandwich. Which the three-year-old would actually love because he loves fish in any guise and vinegary things. That's my boy.

    Plain potato chips are my favorite (and a serious weakness of mine, as a matter of fact), preferably with dip. Onion dip. Sandwich optional. YUM.

    countrykris AT gmail DOT com

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  4. Cheese (one hard, one soft, one blue, one goat), crackers, grapes, dried apricots, salted almonds, and ...... wine :)

    Catherine@keystotheattic.com

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  5. Gosh...depends where we're going...I do love gourmet pickles though. And Kettle chips are my absolute favorite!

    ~Cynthia
    carolinaclare@hotmail.com

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  6. Sea salt is my favorite, but we are loving jalapeno too! Susan, this tuna with no mayo looks amazing! In fact the whole picnic looks amazing. Now we would picnic with egg salad as the girls have been working overtime :)!

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  7. I like packing a sandwich (made of "hardy" food), fruit, and some crunchy veggies.

    I've never had Kettle chips before though -- are they resistant to breaking on a long bike ride?

    -- amianerd AT YAHOO DOT COM

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    1. The Krinkle Cut variety of their chips are thick and sturdy (great for dipping) and would probably hold up best. :)

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  8. My Granddaughter always requests my tuna sandwiches, PB&J for the Grandson. If it's just the hubby and me, we always pack cheese, crackers, summer sausage and Kettle Chips! Always have fresh fruit for all of us. Can't wait to try your recipe!

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  9. This will sound weird, but I promise it tastes GREAT.

    Naan bread from Trader Joe's (or your favorite)
    Schmear of Wholly Guacamole all over the bottom slide
    Two or three sardines (skinless, boneless -please!)
    Tiny Sprinkle of kosher salt --OR KETTLE CHIPS
    One or two grinds of fresh cracked pepper

    Kind regards to all,
    Maryanne in SC
    schuess88 *at* yahoo dot com

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  10. I love hummus wraps - lemon hummus and whatever good lettuces we can find, carrots, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, and goat cheese! Yum! Perfect with Kettle's Sea Salt and Vinegar!

    And, COOKIES. Preferably homemade choc chip.

    jenn at hotmail . com

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  11. I like to pack Cheese & Tomato Sandwiches, fruit salad, pretzels and juice drinks.
    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  13. I would have sparkling water, potato salad, french bread, cheese, chocolate chip cookies, deli meats.
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

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  14. A sandwich on sourdough bread, fruit, and buffalo bleu kettle chips!!!

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  15. 2nd entry tweet - https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/336538292805840896
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

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  16. julie mannering5/20/2013 1:03 PM

    Watermelon!!!!!

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  17. My basket would contain wine, cheese, crackers and fruit - oh and jalapeno Kettle chips! Did I mention wine? :-)

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  18. A pasta salad. I don't have a recipe I just use whatever is floating around my refrigerator, canning closet and garden. The only constant is, well, pasta. If it includes meat or enough cheese it's a complete meal. Salt and Pepper are my favorite Kettle chips.

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  19. Sandwiches on homemade bread plus fruit, always.

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  20. I almost always pack sandwiches, or anything that we can easily eat with our hands- no utensils at picnics! Power balls, cookies, carrot sticks .. simple is key. I am a traditionalist with potato chips. Simply plain and salted for me.

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  21. Jackie in MD Sliced roast beef with horseradish sauce. separate containers so it doesn't get soggy . strawberries, blueberries and grapes mixed together as fruit salad, crackers and cheese and cookies for dessert.
    opossun505ATyahooDOTcom

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  22. Ham and provolone cheese sandwich on fresh baked crusty bread. I really like the salt and vinegar baked chips.

    carder-shari@lycos.com

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  23. Backyard BBQ I love BBQ chips and you have got to have pack zesty dill pickles caponefamily3[at]yahoo.com

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  24. My favorite picnic basket food is Chicken Salad sandwiches with Deveiled Eggs and of course Sea Salt and Vinegar Kettle chips! Dessert is filled with blueberry strawberry cheesecake in Mason Jars for each as we gather, and of course top it off with Strawberry Lemonade.

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  25. Picnic fare for me: Road Trip Sandwiches (normally venison or lamb with cheese), tater chips (preferably cracked black pepper or barbeque), and grapes or strawberries. Most of my picnics are road trip related so everything needs to travel and keep really well.

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  26. My Mothers homemade chicken salad sandwiches

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  27. We pack Portuguese rolls, peaches, and water. The sea salt kettle chip variety are my favorite.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  28. tweet:

    https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/336601850335875073

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  29. I like to make tuna with mayo and sour cream.
    I also include diced tomatoes, jalapenos, white onions.
    We eat the creamy tuna salad with crackers.
    My favorite chips are Kettle Vinegar and Salt.
    I also enjoy Poore Brothers Jalapeno.

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  30. We pack pasta salad, fresh fruits and water bottles

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  31. https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/336622404967202816

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  32. Our picnic basket likes cold fried chicken, potato salad and watermelon! Frankly, plain potato chips are my year-round Kryptonite...and right now there aren't any in the house, arg.

    mainely.deelight at yahoo.com

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  33. We always include chips and fresh fruit.
    reklaw422 at hotmail dot com

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  34. We usually have wraps of some kind on our picnics. I really enjoy the sea salt chips.

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  35. I pack cheese and wine. My favorite chips are Kettle Salt & Vinegar

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  36. Something healthy-but-not, like cinnamon apple chips. :)

    chambanachik at gmail dot com

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  37. My sandwiches are usually meat, cheese, lettuce, homemade pickle slices and mayo on mine, mustard on Joe's. I also love to add avocado and sprouts if I have them on hand. Plain chips are my favorite.
    Cannot wait to try this sandwich!!!

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  38. Picnics end up being PB&J all to often! My favorite kettle chips are the baked variety - topped with a blue cheese sauce. I am going to try this recipe though.
    carolbeech at hotmail dot come

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  39. cheese, crackers, summer sausage, pickles, and bite size pieces of fruit are favorite picnic items. I always go for salt and vinegar chips but the onion and Thai varieties sound tasty too.

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  40. Our favorite picnic always includes a loaf of fresh bread, a roasted chicken, and a huge wedge of brie. Marinated asparagus, too, if we can find it. And I polished off a bag of Buffalo Bleu just this past weekend! By. Myself. Soooo yummy!

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  41. Thanks for the opportunity! I love a pressed muffaletta sandwich.
    mmckee AT wi DOT rr DOT com

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  42. Back in 1976 my little family lived in Michigan. Every Sunday after church we went to the same place and had a picnic. We always took the same things.....cold cuts, chips(before Kettle Chips), can of Van Camp pork and beans, cookies, always pickles, and apples, always Wonder Bread. Michigan has lots of apples! Those are some of my favorite memories of my children. It was a " place in time".
    Moms and Dads, your children grow up so quickly....make some wonderful memories while they are young. My children are 43, 40, and 38.
    In 2013 give me some Kettle Chips Original...my favs. Lee Kwilternc@nc.rr.com

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  43. Adore this sandwich idea!!! Going to try it! I love just a good hogie, that has soaked up the vinagarette and some crunchy sea salt kettle chips!
    Lisa at mygcc.org

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  44. Always home made cookies, this is a no oreos household. Fav chips are barbeque, salt and vinegar a close second. Jan at janabel1@yahoo.com

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  45. I love an Italian sandwich with lettuce, tomato, and vinaigrette dressing. Yum!
    marciemf at msn dot com

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  46. I'm not a huge fan of sandwiches but I like to build little cold pizzas with salami, pitas, pizza sauce, and fresh mozzarella. The Bakes Sea Salt & Vinegar chips would be great with the pizzas. And, of course, we'd have some big chocolately brownies for dessert.

    kjramstack at yahoo dot com

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  47. Love the picnic pictures, very inviting! Shannon from CanterLily

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  48. i always gotta have water!

    freebiel0ve@yahoo.com

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  49. tweet: https://twitter.com/akronugurl/status/336887424120651777 .

    freebiel0ve@yahoo.com

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  50. I like the idea of a no-mayo tuna sandwich and I love artichoke hearts. :)
    My favorite picnic food is a sandwich made with soft goat cheese, sprouts and tomato on multigrain bread, all homemade and homegrown of course! My favorite Kettle Chips are the ones with the black pepper, yum!
    calicocandy1958 at gmail dot com

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  51. I'm partial to chicken salad sandwiches with grapes and pecans mixed in. I would like to try the salt and pepper potato chips. Don't think I've ever had them before.

    victoriangal at sbcglobal dot com

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  52. As a matter of fact, we just got back from a rode trip and we always bring a picnic. We brought egg salad sandwiches, grapes, and cottage cheese. We love Kettle Chips and usually have either the Jalapeno or the Sea Salt. Thanks, Susan.
    aseasononthemountain at gmail dot com

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  53. OH BOO YAH - this is what I'm making for my lunch tomorrow. It can sit under my laptop in class and make other people wonder where the smell is coming from.

    Is that gross? I just really like to mess with people's minds. Meanwhile, I'll be having a delicious lunch.

    Now...to find some salt and vinegar Kettle Chips to make my lunch complete.

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  54. Love this recipe-and the no mayo approach. We have picnic nights all the time here at the cabin-especially when it is hot and no one feels like grilling or cooking. We normally have prosciutto and melon, 3 cheeses, fresh home made bread, olives and tabouleh and/or hommus. Sometimes I get it together to make tapenade or pesto (and buy local tomatoes in season). But we are huge fans of picnics, whatever the occasion.

    But now I'm going to try your sandwich, maybe with some black olives for a nicoise feel, and I would buy salt and vinegar chips. Actually I would eat these before they ever made them home, but whatever.

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  55. We would have smoked turkey sammies, homemade tater salad and bbq Kettle chips, our fav!

    gunnclan4atgmaildotcom

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  56. In my picnic basket is cheese, crackers, red wine, kettle chips (honey Dijon is my fave) and nuts and chocolate
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

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  57. I like a picnic with ham and cheese sandwiches, wine, and cookies.
    I love the BBQ chips!
    madelinebrubaker {at} gmail [dot] com

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  58. Tweet link: https://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/337168847767498752

    madelinebrubaker {at} gmail [dot] com

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  59. Oh, how I enjoyed *sharing* this picnic with you! Wonderful! Our picnics (every season, often indoors, too) include roast beef-cheese-pickles on home-made baguette (one of your recipes), salad (typically greens, with some pistachios, carrots, celery, tomato, cheese, olives added), and always, always potato chips! Kettle is a 'recent' find for us - and as we're 'plain' folks, we go with those. Yummy! In fact, I think my dinner plans for tonight have just been made...
    Love your site, Sue - I've been a follower for close to four years now!!
    cmayne@shaw.ca

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  60. I love tuna sandwiches, too. Since I live near the Pacific Ocean where tuna is readily available and sold right off the boats in most ports on the coast. So, I home can albacore tuna nearly every summer and I grow Walla Walla sweet onions in my garden. Did you know that canned tuna and Walla Walla sweet onions were meant for each other? I chop the onions, add them and a jar of my canned tuna in a bowl and a nice dollop of mayo. Mix well. Now, you are ready to make the sandwich with bread of choice. Top with bread and butter pickles, or not, but they are another good choice with tuna. This mix will yield 3 thick sandwiches or 4 thin ones. Be sure to add Kettle Chips for the perfect meal. I like the plain unflavored ones for my tuna sandwiches. The saltiness of the chips are perfect with my tuna/sweet onion sandwiches.

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  61. My husband loves tuna salad...I've just become a fan my self. Right now I want to be sitting on a picnic blanket with wine, cheese, fruit and some crusty bread with the warm sun shining on my face.

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  62. We take a large sized loaf of crusty bread,hollow it out and build an italian hoagie inside it with boar's head meats and cheeses.Sea salt chips would go perfectly.Don't forget the pickles and six pack of favorite beer.
    Lisa
    pincushionqueen at comcast dot net

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  63. I would pack sub sandwiches, potato chips, fresh fruit and wine

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  64. https://twitter.com/susan1215/status/337406284892631040

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  65. We usually pack ham and/or turkey sandwiches with chips and Little Debbie chocolate cookie packs. I've never tried the Kettle chips. I think I would like the sea salt variety. debgirotti at gmail dot com

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  66. Nancy Walker5/23/2013 2:25 PM

    We usually pack turkey sandwiches with hot pepper cheese, chips and cookies. atoautumn@gmail.com

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  67. Sandwiches, hummus and veggies, fruit, and cookies. And iced tea to drink.

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    1. Israeli Chopped Salad, Turkey Sandwiches, Kettle Waffle cut chips w/ sea salt. Iced Tea. Watermelon for dessert.
      jswilson98@yahoo.com

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  68. I always include something sweet (like summer fruit) and something salty (like chips), cheese, bread, and wine.
    cgies25 at hotmial

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  69. Cheese, nuts, potato salad, water., I love jalapeno chips

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  70. Sandwiches and lots of water and fruits! harleychrys at hotmail dot com

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  71. I pack sandwiches, chips, and cookies.

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  72. Fried chicken, french bread, brownies, and lemonade.
    elysesw@aol.com

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  73. I’d include italian sub sandwiches cut into small servings, chips, fruit and ice tea. I love the sea salt and vinager.
    Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  74. I Tweeted: https://twitter.com/peg42/status/338056795824201729
    Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  75. Chicken salad sandwiches with lots of pickles and my favorite kettle brand chips! (regular bag)
    tadavies70 at msn.com

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  76. We pack bread and cheese and veggies and fruit.

    And we love chips -- all flavors, especially cheese!

    dsbernhardt at ballstate.bsu dot edu

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  77. I love tuna salad sandwiches. This is a new way of sandwiching my tuna and I will give this recipe a try.
    bearliner at gmail dot com

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  78. We have sandwiches, chips, and fresh fruit.
    austma7@aol.com

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  79. potato salad and I like Jalapeño flavor


    eddiem11 (at ) ca (dot) rr (dot) com

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  80. https://twitter.com/sohamolina/status/338086020425859073

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  81. mainly finger food - fresh chopped fruits and veggies for us

    sksweeps (at) earthlink (dot) net

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  82. I would pack corned beef sandwiches, pasta salad and brownies. My favorite Kettle chips are the Jalapeno Jack.

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  83. Tweet
    https://twitter.com/clc408/status/338391380084789249

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  84. I always pack homemade salsa

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  85. I would include turkey sandwiches, grapes, and potato chips

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  86. I would take ham & cheese sandwiches, lemonade, and sunscreen.

    Lonerwor@aim.com

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  87. tweet:

    https://twitter.com/stairifox/status/338462882780033025

    Lonerwor@aim.com

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  88. I usually get BBQ wraps, chicken fingers, cole slaw, and water for my picnics :)
    tamarsweeps-at-gmail-dot-com

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  89. I would include fried chicken, chips, fruit, and more.

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  90. https://twitter.com/rrich2222/status/338676977328328704

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  91. Fried chicken, pasta salad, pimento cheese sandwiches...yum!

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  92. We pack fruit salad, water and trail mix.
    I like Jalapeño flavor.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  93. https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/338859173985001472

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  94. Cheese, crackers, fruit and some sandwiches and chips too! Oh, and some water bottles!

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  95. On picnics with the kids, there are always PB&J's, chips, fruit and soda :) Then we add other stuff based on what we have or what's on sale :)

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  96. I would include turkey sandwiches, chips of course, fresh fruit, and brownies for dessert. Thanks!

    I've never tried Kettle Chips (I know--sad!!), but I think the Krinkle Cut Cheddar and Sour Cream chips sound super good.

    Pressing your sandwich on the bottom of the cooler--very clever idea!!

    sharonjo at gwtc dot net

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  97. Tweet: https://twitter.com/sharonjo2/status/339101673689583616

    sharonjo at gwtc dot net

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  98. I'd pack carrot sticks, an Izzie beverage in Clementine, roasted red pepper hummus, and a Greek salad.

    My favorite flavor would be Sweet Chili Garlic.

    hillesha@gmail.com

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  99. I pack broasted chicken, potato & pasta salad, fruit like cherries and grapes, brownies ad chocolate chip cookies. Favorite Kettle chips are the Sea Salt ones rosans4@comcast.net

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  100. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/rosannepm/status/339195994971443200 rosans4@comcast.net

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  101. pita chips, hummus, veggies, feta

    Thanks! Janna JOhnson jannajanna@hotmail.com Janna johnson on GFC

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  102. i'd pack a nice salad and some tasty bread
    stigay at comcast.net

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  103. It varies depending on the occasion, but my go to is cold grilled chicken, my homemade macaroni salad and fruit salad (2befitby50@gmail.com)

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  104. I tweeted https://twitter.com/2BeFitBy50/status/339441085451485184

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  105. enter me thanks

    edq143 at yahoo dot com

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  106. sandwiches, fresh fruit, and fresh veggies! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  107. https://twitter.com/DesMoinesDealin/status/339848483425091584 scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  108. Lunchmeat, bread, chips and diet sodas. I prefer plain kettle chips

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  109. Watermelon! My family loves it.

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  110. Kettle chips are my favorite! I would bring sandwiches, chips, and fruit on my picnic

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  111. I like to pack fresh fruit in our picnics, whatever is in season and my favorite kettle chips are the salt and vinegar.

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  112. I like tuna but Hub won't eat it - so chicken salad for him, made with homemade pickle relish, and I wasn't much of a chip fan until I met salt and pepper chips. pengwenhsd at gmail dot com

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  113. While I'm not much for picnics, per se, when I take the grandkids on a walk to the local park we often bring along some eats. Personally, The Salt & Pepper or (in deference to my Canadian friends) Vinegar Chips would be just fine, but I'm afraid I'd probably be over-ruled in favor of more flavor?

    The kids say they like Deviled Eggs, but they only eat the whites. (Fine by me) Cookies or muffins, or maybe Banana Bread, and perhaps some Blueberries or Strawberries would be nice.

    The concession stand at the park sells foot-long Free-Zees to quench ones' thirst after a long walk, play session, and eating salty chips.

    Although we had 37 degrees this morning (with frost warnings!) the sun is out now and it's supposed to warm up to about 60 today. A trip to the park is not out of the question.

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  114. I like to pack a watermelon, feta and mint salad. I love the original Kettle Chip but put them in my sandwich just before eating it for a great crunch ! Whole Wheat Rye with avocado, tomato, turkey and perhaps some minted mayo. Some dark chocolate for desert !

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  115. Potato salad and ham n cheese croissant sandwiches are included in my picnic basket.

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  116. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/eswright18/status/341320864689700864

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  117. We pack deviled eggs potato salad fresh fruit and a flavored beverage.
    Thank you.

    barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

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  118. Tweet https://twitter.com/JalapenoMama/status/341421483207294976

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  119. I would include fried chicken, coleslaw, potato salad, and kettle chips, of course!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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  120. tweet--https://twitter.com/WildOrchid985/status/341950513383878657

    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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  121. I always include fruit, iced tea, and some ham and cheese sandwiches! I like the original kettle chips.

    motioncitycutie(at)aol(dot)com

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  122. I pack grapes, brie, prosciutto wrapped melon and triscuits! Oh, and wine!

    wbailey113 at hotmail dot com

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  123. https://twitter.com/myfolly/status/342153273094062081

    wbailey113 at hotmail dot com

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  124. Heather Hayes Panjon6/05/2013 8:33 AM

    In My Picnic Basket I Include Sandwiches, Kettle Sweet Onion Potato Chips, Fresh Fruit And Apple Pie!
    hthr83heather at yahoo dot com

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  125. Heather Hayes Panjon6/05/2013 8:34 AM

    I Tweeted: https://twitter.com/reinaheather/status/342272992501448705 hthr83heather at yahoo dot com

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  126. I switch around the main items but I always, always, always include pickles!
    onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  127. Tweet: https://twitter.com/OneFrugalGirl/status/342344061543407616

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  128. water, wine, fruit, sandwhiches, chips, pickles, desserts

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  129. grape juice and pb j's jen gersch jtwark@mail.com

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  130. always need something salty like chips and fresh fruit especially watermelon or cherries and i like their sea salt and vinegar chips
    nannypanpan@gmail.com

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  131. I like to take fresh fruit (watermelon, grapes, cantaloupe), along with deli meat and cheese for sandwiches. My favorite chips are Sea Salt.
    marcia.goss@gmail.com

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  132. https://twitter.com/mgoss123/status/344168195491512321
    marcia.goss@gmail.com

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  133. sandwiches, potato salad and chocolate chip cookies
    addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com

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  134. Fresh fruit, cut up veggies, artichoke dip , chips and cookies and sandwiches. With pop and juice boxes.

    msgb245 at gmail dot com

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  135. I would take some italian sandwiches, cheese, fruit and maybe some veggies and ranch dressing to dip in.

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  136. I would take sub sandwiches deviled eggs and bread and butter pickles. buckyandtux at gmail dot com

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  137. tweet https://twitter.com/88MichelleS/status/345596571972407296 buckyandtux at gmail dot com

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  138. My son is a fruit-a-holic, so fresh fruit is a must in addition to hummus, whole grain pita chips, cheese, nuts, and some turkey.
    ashaldridge at gmail dot com

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  139. Tuna fish sandwiches are a must (I like the look of yours), salad, chips, cheese, fruit and sweets of some kind or other.

    margueritecore [at] gmail [dot] com

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  140. https://twitter.com/AnnaZed/status/346531422707793921

    margueritecore [at] gmail [dot] com

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  141. Cold fried chicken... the best!

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  142. Every day's a Holiday, every meal's a picnic if you have Kettle Chips.

    nelljeancam at gmail dot com

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  143. Sandwiches on homemade bread, home-dried fruit, homemade cookes, maybe some chips (my husband's had a heart attack so we watch the fat closely).

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  144. Couscous salad with feta, grape tomatoes, cucumber,& olives.
    classic sea salt kettle chips for me!

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  145. Forgot my e-mail. Duh!
    joydurand@gmail.com

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  146. Lots of beer in the picnic basket! I like the sea salt kettle chips the best.

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  147. My ideal picnic basket has:

    1. a very pickly egg salad sandwich on soft potato bread. It has tons of diced gerkins and onions and rests on a bed of mixed baby greens.

    2. potato salad- not red potato salad, just the traditional creamy potato salad with a good squirt of mustard

    3. crusty artisan bread... just to munch on

    4. sparkling flavored water

    5. CHIPS! My favorite Kettle Chip is SWEET ONION, HONEY DIJON and now MAPLE BACON!!!

    EMAIL:

    bearandmaverick AT gmail DOT com

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  148. I've started making curried tofu salad sandwiches for picnics. They pair well with wine and fruit. I like vinegar kettle chips the best.

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  149. That tuna sub sounds great!! Wine, cheese, perhaps some grapes and my handsome hubby. Food is great but the people you share with make the difference.
    lorilei at Verizon dot net

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  150. I'm partial to the sea salt and vinegar Kettle Chips, but they're all tasty. As for the picnic basket, I always take sandwiches (like this delicious tuna sandwich you posted!), jars of iced tea I make just for the occasion, fruit salad, and beer (or wine). I like to throw in a few snacks, just depending on what I have around. I usually try to avoid a bunch of stuff that will require heavy duty manhandling to eat or assemble, just because out on picnics I tend to touch dirty things and I don't want to eat my germs.

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  151. We always bring fruit salad, macaroni salad, sandwiches, sea salt kettle chips, homemade cookies and lots of bottled water!
    katcorr@optonline.net

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  152. We usually pack ham and turkey sandwiches, chips, and Little Debbie Swiss Rolls. :) I'm sure at one time I've tried the Kettle chips...but I'm really not familiar with them...will have to check them out next time I'm at the store. debgirotti at gmail dot com

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  153. I usually just pack what ever we have in the house, but your tuna recipe lots amazing! I love those artichokes too! What an excellent combo! I will try it this weekend :) We also love Kettle chips, they are so crunchy! Salt and pepper, or just plan. I also love you Farmgirl! I moved to Dublin OH from Los Angeles and your story is so inspiring :) grbenjamin@aol.com

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  154. Pesto, roasted red pepper, and grilled zucchini on a baguette with sea salt and vinegar kettle chips. But I'll have to try this as I love the idea of tuna without mayo so that it'll probably hold up to the heat of a hike better. Thanks for the post! k_winkleblack at yahoo dot com

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  155. Besides whatever we're hungry for, I like to have a container of baby wipes with the picnic basket.
    Also, if my basket is actually a cooler, I try to put all my food in sturdy containers and lay my ice packs on top of the food. Since cold air moves down, this tends to keep the food cold longer. Cover the ice packs with a towel to add extra insulation.
    Salt and vinegar is my favorite kettle chip flavor!

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  156. I love packing quinoa in a picnic. It's so versatile. It can be savory or sweet, served warm or hot. My favorite right now is warm quinoa with cotija cheese (mexican sheeps cheese aka queso fresca) and avocado and arugula. Toss together with salt and pepper and voila! Bon appetite!

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  157. Picnic lunch for me usually includes great dill pickles, my pasta salad made with pesto dressing, and of course great bread either by itself or for sandwiches. Sea salt and vinegar Kettle Chips are great in the sandwiches for an extra crunch!
    mdunajski at gmail dot com

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  158. I pack bagels and sliced fruit!

    Heather S
    heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

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  159. Tweet!
    https://twitter.com/KaizenFashion/status/347360050462998529

    Heather S
    heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

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  160. I pack turkey sandwiches, chips, usually a salad or veggies of some kind, berries and water!

    marciamoore2 AT hotmail DOT com

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  161. I haven't had a picnic in a long time, but I always bring sandwiches, chips and cookies.

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  162. For my picnics, definitely cheese and crackers, possibly potato salad and chicken. Yum! I've never had Kettle chips before but I would probably like just the plain old chips!

    oneoldgoat at verizon dot net

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  163. I like to make sandwiches with a bagel because they don't squish. Usually smoked turkey, cheese, lettuce and a tomato if I have it. Salt and pepper chips are my favorite.

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  164. I don't like lunch meat sandwiches so my picnic would be salads, pasta salad, guacamole salad, maybe some hard boiled eggs.

    I checked out kettle chips website, now I'm on the hunt to find maple bacon chips!

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  165. Ok, first Sea Salt and Cracked Pepper are my favorite flavored chips.

    Now, my picnic basket. Buffalo-style breaded, boneless chicken, a pint of olive mix (greek, kalamata, stuffed green and black olives), fresh mozzarella and imported sharp provalone cheeses and some triscuit rosmary and olive oil crackers. Oh...and don't forget the chilled bottle of Pinot Grigio Santa Margharita!

    Yes I do have a picnic backpack with a separate compartment for keeping the wine chilled. Those ice packs I get from the doctor for sprains and strains work great to keep things cool and are reusable.

    Oh one more thing. I liked the tuna/artichoke recipe. Since I fish off NJ every summer I'll have to try it with fresh yellowfin tuna. Its shark season now, so that'll have to wait til August.

    george_franke@yahoo.com

    (bet you can guess my name! LOL!)

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  166. Fruit salad, baguette with cheese and veggies and kettle chips!

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  167. Chunks of Fresh Pineapple, Strawberries, Watermelon, slices of Swiss Cheese or Amish Cheese, Fresh baked Multi Grain Crusty Bread, a container of Homemade butter, Some Kettle Chips ( I like Plain so I can dip them in all sorts of Flavored Dips), Some Homemade Bread and Butter Pickles, A container of Warm Chocolate Frosted Brownies and a Home made Apple Pie from my Grandma Benson's Recipe. and a Jug of Iced Lemonade....

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  168. we love a variety of cheeses, a loaf of fresh bread, olives and a bottle of wine. Sometimes we'll throw in some smoked salmon or duck. For chips, I've always been a sucker for sea salt and vinegar.

    myoungstudios at gmail dot com

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  169. Love turkey & swiss on Bunny bread, Yum!!! Salt & Pepper kettle chips rock!

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  170. We like to bring sushi, especially for beach picnics. Can't wait to try the tuna recipe and some of the other great ideas here! And I can't resist sea salt & vinegar kettle chips.

    carjobo at gmail dot com

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  171. I love the Salt & Pepper Kettle Chips with smoked pimenton/garbanzo bean dip. I like to take brie and sun dried tomato sandwiches on a picnic alongside a vinegary potato salad with tons of parsley and red onion.

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  172. Chips, macaroni salad, potato salad and cold sandwiches

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  173. We pack PB&J, chips and homemade salsa, lemonade, and homemade chocolate chip cookies!

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  174. fruit, salad, coke and juice
    i like BBQ flavor

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  175. https://twitter.com/HappyTina0115/status/348869385374535680

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  176. I like potato salad (my Mom's recipe with Miracle Whip and mustard, celery, onion, green pepper and sliced eggs). Also from my Mom, something she called 'Swedish Salad' (sliced cucumbers, green pepper, onion and celery marinated in white vinegar).

    My favorite Kettle Chips are plain. I just can't get into flavored chips :GRIN:

    You can reach me at my Google profile.

    Barb

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  177. I usually pack pb&j and fruit.

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  178. I love finger food for picnics: fruits, veggies, appetizer-type things, chicken fingers, olives from the gourmet olive bar at WHole Foods, mini quiches, and of COURSE, kettle chips. I never met a potato chip I didnt like.... Grazing all afternoon is my idea of a FABULOUS picnic. shirleystann at q dot com

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  179. Cheese, crackers, almonds, chicken salad with sourdough bread. We like the Zesty Ranch Kettle chips and sweet tea. Grapes and watermelon.

    lismith22@CenturyTel.net

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  180. Hummus, pita wedges, tabouleh, brownies, wine, cheese...I'm inspired now!

    seaweedandsassafras at gmail dot com

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  181. I'd pack some muffaletta sammies, cucumber salad, fresh fruit cocktail, wine coolers and water, and plain kettle chips.
    lyndadawinda1074{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  182. I make a pressed roasted veggie and pesto sandwich sometimes to eat with chips.
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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  183. When I eat outdoors, it's usually part of hike, so I love to come across good no-mayo recipes like this. I also like to pack hard-boiled eggs, fruit, and a homemade cookie of some sort.

    I had never been to the Kettle Chips site before, although of course I'm familiar with them. They offer quite a variety! I'm usually a plain, classic chip kind of gal, but some of these, like the baked potato, might have to grace a fall picnic this year. (Fall because it's way too hot for summer picnics where I live!)

    uhamp at yahoo dot com

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  184. I am always a fan of fruit!!!! chocolate chip cookies, bottled water, cheese and crackers. Oh, and I tried making your sandwich, and it was delish! My favorite Kettle brand is any of the baked ones :)

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  185. I love picnics (and breakfast for dinner!). What I pack depends on my mood and what's in the fridge. This week, it was home-grown, home-smoked turkey (Yum!) and fresh fruit.

    I love Kettle Chips, especially the sweet onion, but potato chips are the one thing in the world that I have NO self control with, so I try not to buy them unless I'm going to a potluck, otherwise I eat the whole bag by myself.

    majorasue at hotmail dot com

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  186. I like to make a frittata with sun dried tomatoes and basil, sometimes even adding garlic and peppers. It is great cold and slices nicely into wedges! Then fruit is big with us too! We also like a cookie or brownie for that sweet and chocolate fix we all love! The chips would be the cheddar ones, my favorite! Thank you for e chance to win!

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  187. Small fruit salad (raspberries, strawberries, grapes, and some banana slices) with potato salad, a side salad, and roast beef sandwiches with horseradish sauce! That's in my picnic basket.

    Favorite kettle chips are the jalapeño ones!

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  188. A summer couscous salad (mint, almonds, crasins).

    Fav Kettle Chip = plain! Love the salty crunchy goodness! :-)

    edie1212 at aol dot com

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  189. I love picnics..pastrami sandwiches and salt and vinegar kettles....yummmm

    anmariebenitez at gmail

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  190. For a lovely casual picnic, I bring sandwiches, fruit, chips (regular Kettle Chips the fave), and something to drink. Love picnics.

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  191. Though I haven't tried them yet, I would love to try the Beer Cheddar chips. What can I say - I'm from Wisconsin! Our picnics ALWAYS include beer and cheese.

    kjramstack at yahoo dot com

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  192. We have locally made ollalieberry pies that are perfect for picnicking! I also love pate and crusty french bread, ham and butter sandwiches also on baguette (along with those little cornichons! mmm, mmm,) so apparently my picnic style is french! LOL. I also make a quinoa salad with fresh veggies and a mustard vinaigrette: radishes, celery, carrots, green beans, cukes, zukes, kidney beans or garbanzo beans, scallions, cherry tomatoes...it's pretty darn fab and really a main dish salad on its own. A big potluck favorite!

    My favorite Kettle chip is the sour cream and onion, but I like the plain ones and the salt & vinegar ones too.

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  193. Simple kayaking cooler picnic lunch: thinly sliced cooked chicken breast (from the deli), spread vegetable cream cheese mixture, add slice of cooked bacon, slice of avocado and roll together. Store in a sandwich bag. Add a side of fresh blueberries and refreshing lemonade and you're all set!

    Favorite Kettle Chip - Sea Salt

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  194. Devilled eggs if they won't have to sit out for too long, and Bread and Butter Pickles! Favorite Kettle chips are the BBQ ones!

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  195. Since I'm somewhat of a food borne illness worry wart, I usually pack a creative peanut butter and jelly sandwich using different types of bread and spreads. My absolute favorite is a toasted (bread from bakery at Target Deli) peanut butter and raspberry jam wrapped in tin foil. For sides, I always pack 2 whole fruit choices and veggies with ranch dip in a container.

    e-mail: lmetzger85@gmail.com
    Fav Kettle chip: jalepeno....I had no idea they had so many flavors, I'll have to keep my eyes open!

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  196. I always pack a couple of frozen bottles of drinks. They keep food fresh and become nice and cold to drink when it comes time to eat.

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  197. I like to pack bread, lunch meats, potato salad, macaroni salad, and some sodas to drink. dwelchert at yahoo dot com

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  198. Crusty bread, cheese, meat, fruit salad and for the adults, a thermos of Sunshine Slush (nice, fruity frozen drink with rum). Salt and Vinegar kettle chips are my fave!

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