If you plan on picnicking this summer, serve up something a little bit different. Try some variations on sandwich favorites that are easy to prepare, and tasty to eat! Look for fresh, high-quality ingredients, and visit your favorite bakery, grocer, or market for the freshest breads, produce, and fillings. If you're looking for fresh ideas, check out the following sassy sandwiches to serve at your next picnic.

Heavenly ham and cheese sandwiches. For a delicious picnic lunch, you can't go wrong with ham and cheese sandwiches. For something a little different, buy fresh Kaiser rolls from your favorite bakery, and try the following preparation:

  • Slice the buns and lay the bottom halves out on a shallow baking dish or sheet pan.
  • Layer each halve with ham, cheese, and add the top half to each bun.
  • Combine a stick of butter, onion powder, prepared mustard, and drizzle of honey in a bowl. Heat or microwave until melted.
  • Stir well to combine, and pour over the sandwich tops on your sheet pan. Use a pastry brush or spoon to be sure that each sandwich top is coated generously.
  • Bake in a 350-degree oven for 10-15 minutes until golden brown.

Allow your sandwiches to cool before wrapping and packing for your picnic. These don't require any additional condiments and are delicious at room temperature.

Bacon, lettuce, and tomato with pizzazz. BLTs are a picnic favorite, and there are many ways that you can add some pizzazz to your sandwiches. Consider adding sliced avocado, cheese, banana peppers, or substitute ranch salad dressing for the mayo. Refrigerate your sandwiches until it is time to eat.

Pizza in a pocket. Another great picnic idea is pizza; not so much traditional pizza, but pizza in a pita pocket. Fill a white or whole-wheat pita pocket with thick slices of mozzarella cheese, tomato, and whatever other toppings you like. Tear or chop fresh basil and sprinkle; season to taste.

Peanut butter and banana bombs. Peanut butter is a favorite filling, and it doesn't require refrigeration so it is perfect for a picnic. Use some fresh, thick-cut bread and generously spread with your favorite nut butter, such as almond, cashew, or even chocolate-hazelnut spread. Add a layer of thin sliced bananas for a delicious treat that all ages enjoy.

Try something new, but that you are sure your friends and family will love! Enjoy these flavorful and slightly sassy sandwich ideas for your summer picnics. Buy tasty fresh-baked breads, rolls, and Kaiser buns for your favorite fillings and serve up a sandwich that makes everyone happy. For more sandwich combination ideas, contact services like Klosterman Baking Company.