When the weather heats up, cold picnic food recipes allow you to be flexible and avail yourselves of the outdoors.
There are lots of picnic ideas and recipes here, from simple finger food to gourmet picnic recipes. There are also summer dessert recipes that would transport easily. Common sense dictates that some of the recipes will need cooling before transferring to suitable containers, for example, the oven baked whole chicken recipes.
You need a modicum of organization when planning a picnic: ask yourself what utensils and crockery you will need, how you will serve the food, how you will transport the food, how far you will be carrying the food and how long the food will stand before you eat it. Based on the answers to these questions, you will be able to tailor these summer picnic recipes to your needs. Get out there and enjoy!