Jun 1, 2010

Great Outdoors Month

June is a Great Outdoors Month, and few places can compete with Provo's great outdoors. If you have the skills, introduce your date to some of the wilder aspects of Utah Valley. Hike through a canyon or rock climb in Rock Canyon. However, don't attempt anything too dangerous without experience. The great outdoors can be explored with much less risk. Pack a picnic lunch and rent a tandem bike from Pacific Tandem in Provo. Once on your bicycle built for two, choose your destination: take the Provo River Trail to Utah Lake or head up Provo Canyon to Vivian Park.
Here are two options for lunch:

Roast Beef and Peppadew Pepper Sandwich

Makes 2 Sandwiches

1/3 cup crumbled Blue cheese
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
4 slices sourdough bread
1/4 lb. thin-sliced roast beef
3 tablespoons sliced marinated Peppadew peppers (sweet piquanté peppers)
1/2 cup baby spinach leaves
Salt and pepper to taste
Mash cheese and mayonnaise together in a small bowl until almost smooth. Spread mixture onto one side of each slice of bread. Top two of the slices with beef, Peppadew peppers, spinach, and salt and pepper. Arrange remaining two slices on top to make sandwiches.
Chicken and Rice Wraps
Makes 2 Wraps

1 cup brown rices
1 cup sliced cucumber
1 cup Julienne carrots
1 cooked chicken breast
Peanut Sauce, to taste
1 cup shredded cabbage
2 sandwich wraps
Slice chicken breast into thin slices. In each wrap, add half of all the ingredients. Gently mix in peanut sauce, fold in the ends and wrap tightly.
Freeze lemonade in bottles for a cool, refreshing drink but be sure to also pack plenty of water to avoid dehydration.

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