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Family Picnic #9: Walking Tacos and Stars

Posted on: July 28th, 2020 by Bri DeRosa

This is the ninth installment in our Family Picnic series! We hope you’ve been following along and enjoying a weekly picnic together. During the summer of 2020, many of us need new rituals and ways to connect despite the challenges around us. A chance to share food, fun and conversation outside is one way to do just that.

This Week’s Family Picnic Menu

Our menu for the week is a super fun, fast dinner with minimal dishes and easy cleanup. Make walking tacos — perfect for backyard picnics or later dinners on the run — and top them with a homemade twist on guacamole. Then enjoy a simple summer dessert while you look at the stars.

Walking Tacos are dinner in a bag! Top your favorite chips with a quick homemade taco mixture and the veggies, cheese and fixings your family likes best.

Walking Tacos



Avocado mango salsaAvocado and Mango Salsa combines the flavors of guacamole with the sweet surprise of fresh mango. You can use it to top your tacos or eat it as a salad on the side.

Avocado and Mango Salsa


Strawberry foolStrawberry Fool is the easiest four-ingredient dessert recipe you’ll ever see! We featured it in our book Eat, Laugh, Talk: The Family Dinner Playbook.

Strawberry Fool




Why not let the family stay up late and do some stargazing? It’s amazing how few of us really spend time paying attention to the world around us, especially after dark. Get started with this article from National Geographic, packed with information, activity ideas and tips.



While you’re waiting for night to fall, talk about space and exploration.