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Odyssey Picnic – The Rose Desk

On the lookout for summer season picnic inspiration? I packed up a Greek-inspired picnic to rejoice Scenes from The Odyssey at Shakespeare Dallas. Shakespeare within the Park is certainly one of my favourite summer season traditions and this present was proper up my alley. Right here’s all the pieces I took for my Odyssey picnic!

Shakespeare Dallas
Picture Credit score: Linda Blase
Odyssey Picnic

The Decor

My blue and white picnic blanket was the proper backdrop for my Greek picnic. I took my copy of Homer’s The Odyssey, a beloved vase I introduced again from Athens, and a cheeky gold octopus. In any case, it is a seafaring journey that includes Poseidon!

I additionally packed my sea creature melamine plates and octopus serviette rings. When in Rome, er Ithaka, proper? I even took my octopus mugs from my Pirates of the Caribbean social gathering. I’ve far more octopus decor than I noticed!

We poured some Miraval rosé (excellent on a sizzling day!) and settled in for a beautiful dinner earlier than the present.

The Meals

I whipped up some straightforward Odyssey-inspired Greek meals that might journey effectively for a picnic. In order for you some traditional Greek dinner concepts, take a look at my Hercules social gathering!

Odyssey Picnic Menu

Greek Quinoa Salad
Whipped Feta
Recent Cherries, Grapes
Gold Flake Chocolate Chip Cookies

Greek Quinoa Salad

I’m obsessive about this wholesome quinoa salad. Now in fact, quinoa isn’t Greek however each different ingredient on this salad is and it’s excellent for a picnic! It’s scrumptious by itself or served with grilled hen. Get the recipe right here.

Whipped Feta

This creamy, dreamy dip is so addictive! It’s tremendous lemony and completely excellent on a sizzling summer season day. It’s pleasant with recent veggies, pita bread, or pita chips. Get the recipe right here.

Gold Flake Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cookies match for the gods! I added a contact of edible gold to my excellent chocolate chip cookies from The Rose Desk Cookbook as an homage to all of the mischievous Greek Gods that assist (or damage) Odysseus on his journey. Get the recipe right here.

The Present

This isn’t your common manufacturing of The Odyssey. Scenes from The Odyssey by Shakespeare Dallas displays some unbelievable artistry between the initiatives to puppets and all the pieces in between. The gang went wild over the two-story cyclops puppet!

Shakespeare Dallas
Picture Credit score: Linda Blase

There’s singing and dancing, a visit to the underworld, and a few improbable performances. It’s fairly a fast-paced, thrilling present with gripping visuals that’ll maintain you in your toes till the top. Go see it!

Shakespeare Dallas
Picture Credit score: Linda Blase

Love theater as a lot as I do? You should definitely take a look at my Midsummer Night time’s Dream social gatheringRomeo & Juliet dinner, and SIX the Musical social gathering!

Blissful picnicking,

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