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Picnicking Isn't Just For Summer!

Updated on August 5, 2014

Fun Appetizing Flavorful Filled Anytime Picnic Biscuits

Picnicking should be done often and at anytime of the year! It shouldn't be an exclusively summer time activity simply because summer has good weather.

Nope, picnicking should be done as often as a couple, a family or even friends will gather and break bread together. It is a simple gesture of letting one another know you're putting away the electronic devices for a short hiatus, to allow you, your own recharge time. Especially with the ones you love!

I say this as I have the deepest and fondest memories while living with my mom & step-dad in my mid-teens. We and other families, would picnic or go camping together whenever the opportunity presented itself. I remember how one Indian summer it was pouring down rain and I mean pouring. Warm, intermittent, splashes fell upon us as we sat around together. The wonderful thing about it though was, we really didn't mind. Even after hours of it raining you would still find me in front of the fire, hunkered down and all bundled up in a hoodie-sweatshirt, with my knees up to my chest while my arms wrapped around my knee's. I'd sit there listening and laughing to my step-dad as he told his wildly funny stories. We not only enjoyed being together, we thrived on the great picnic like foods we'd take along. It's memories like these I am thrilled (and am blessed) I can reenact, teach and create new memories with my grandchildren. Seeing these attributes instill and hand down to my grandchildren, by essence of shared example and passed memories, I'm looking forward to watching what I've shared, and taught to them being weave into their families in years to come.

Somewhere, along the way, during my walk in life, I learned take something as simple as picnicking and incorporated it into a date activity or special occasion surprise for my significant other. Bringing the concept picnicking should be more frequently preformed throughout the year instead reserved only for summer time fun.

Even though my mom is a grand cook and I learned for her, I'm sad to say these stuffed little biscuits were never part of those memories. However, and I'm pleased to say they are now. You see, it was my 27 year old daughter who inspired me to make these. One evening while she and her children were here for a visit, my daughter explained the idea to me and behold, a perfectly fantastic picnic take along that doesn't need to be prepared at your picnic sight.

With a little prep ahead, such as making the day before these little beauties can be stored in frig overnight. Even better they can be placed in the freezer until your picnic day arrives. These little fun filled biscuits are very versatile in skies the limit as to what you stuff inside. Be creative and know these are sure to be pleasing and a hit on your picnic!

PB&J Stuffed Picnic Biscuits - Stuffed Naked Biscuits are perfect for Picnic's!

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Left Filled with Strawberry JellyRight Filled with Raspberry JellyTied & lightly sprayed with butter sprayClose up of closed & sprayed filled biscuitHere's what the inside looks like opened up.
Left Filled with Strawberry JellyRight Filled with Raspberry Jelly
Left Filled with Strawberry Jelly Right Filled with Raspberry Jelly
Tied & lightly sprayed with butter spray
Tied & lightly sprayed with butter spray
Close up of closed & sprayed filled biscuit
Close up of closed & sprayed filled biscuit
Here's what the inside looks like opened up.
Here's what the inside looks like opened up.

Cook Time

Prep Time: 30

Total Time: 60

Serves: 12 - 24

Ingredients

  • 1 lbs Ground Beef - Lean
  • 1 lbs Boneless Chicken Tenders (1 tbs olive oil for browning)
  • 1 pgk Taco seasoning
  • 1 can corn
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 can red kidney beans
  • 1 very small can sliced olives

Instructions

  1. Brown meats in two different frying pans
  2. Once the meats are cook thoroughly, split all can ingredients in 1/2 (do not drain cans) then add one half into each meat.
  3. Again split the Taco seasoning in half then add one 1/2 to beef then the other 1/2 to chicken. Mix well.
  4. Be sure there is enough liquid in your meat mixtures to simmer meats to infuse seasoning.
  5. If there isn't enough liquid add about 1/4-c as to not over liquefy the meats.
  6. While in the simmer stage you'll be setting up your biscuits to fill.
  7. Be sure not to forget to occasionally stir your simmering meats.
  8. Meat filling it done when all liquid has evaporated.
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How To Stuff... - Picnic Biscuits

Time required: 60

Difficulty: medium

Cost: $1.75 per serving

Materials:

  • 3 cans 8 count - Ready to bake Biscuits
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Meat Filling
  • Salsa
  • Southwest Chipolte Dip

Tools:

  • 2 - Cupcake or Brownie Pans - 12 count each
  • Cheese Grater
  • Table Spoon

Instructions:

1. Place flattened biscuit over muffin space

2. As Illustrated steps 2 - 5 are shown in accompanying photo =

2) small amount of shredded cheese

3) Good size mounded table spoon of meat filling. ~ As you're filling biscuit, us a rolling into motion as you're placing filling into the middle of biscuit, while you're lightly pushing & filling middle of your biscuit. You're doing this to ensure you have ample filling in the middle as the biscuit will rise and close over your filling. ~

4) Add a dab of salsa and again small amount of cheese.

5) Take opposite sides of biscuit dough and cross over to resemble a swaddled or taco look.

3. Final look after each biscuit is wrapped.

4. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until golden brown crust and there is no doughy texture on the inside.

Stages of Creation - From Cooking to Final Presentation.

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Preparing your fillingFlattened biscuits laid in placed - ready to be filled.Partially filled biscuits.All swaddled - up all nice and cozy - ready for baking.All 12 meat filled biscuits all wrapped and ready for baking.The first batch of Stuffed Picnic Biscuits I tied the top into a knot to indicate their chicken filled.You can really see the square base on these Chicken filled biscuits.These are the Beef filled Stuffed Picnic Biscuits.Cut into Beef filled biscuit.Final results:Beef Filled on the Left / Chicken Filled on the right.
Preparing your filling
Preparing your filling
Flattened biscuits laid in placed - ready to be filled.
Flattened biscuits laid in placed - ready to be filled.
Partially filled biscuits.
Partially filled biscuits.
All swaddled - up all nice and cozy - ready for baking.
All swaddled - up all nice and cozy - ready for baking.
All 12 meat filled biscuits all wrapped and ready for baking.
All 12 meat filled biscuits all wrapped and ready for baking.
The first batch of Stuffed Picnic Biscuits I tied the top into a knot to indicate their chicken filled.
The first batch of Stuffed Picnic Biscuits I tied the top into a knot to indicate their chicken filled.
You can really see the square base on these Chicken filled biscuits.
You can really see the square base on these Chicken filled biscuits.
These are the Beef filled Stuffed Picnic Biscuits.
These are the Beef filled Stuffed Picnic Biscuits.
Cut into Beef filled biscuit.
Cut into Beef filled biscuit.
Final results:Beef Filled on the Left / Chicken Filled on the right.
Final results: Beef Filled on the Left / Chicken Filled on the right.

Picnic Basket for Two - Baking Tools & Ingredients

All combined together to make a great Picnic experience!

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