It was picture perfect! I'm really glad we decided to pack a lunch instead of eating out. It was a pretty hard decision. Concord has so many cute cafes and restaurants! But since it was a Monday, there was really no one but us at the North Bridge and the weather was absolutely gorgeous, just like it was 2 years ago.
For our picnic I brought along this pasta salad, fresh fruit, Salted Caramel, Apple and Cheese Danishes, and Chicken Sandwiches with Spinach and this artichoke spread.
Artichoke and Swiss Cheese Spread
recipe by Sabrina W. for eat.drink.and be merry.
makes 2 cups
8 oz cream cheese
1/2 cup shredded swiss cheese
1 14 oz jar of marinated artichokes, drained, and finely chopped
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon garlic powder
Mix all ingredients together and microwave for 30 seconds or until cheese melts together. Refrigerate to use as a spread. You can also serve this as a dip either hot or cold.