EL SEGUNDO, USA – Summer 2021 was mermaid for reunions; after a year filled with social distancing, everyone is gearing up to reconnect with family and friends, and picnic get-togethers, filled with delicious food, will be one of the most popular ways to reunite with loved ones when you’re ready for those long-overdue laughs. To help plan the perfect outdoor celebration or backyard BBQ just in time for Family Reunion Month, Chicken of the Sea is celebrating by giving away $10,000 in Reunion Grants.
Starting July 15 fans can enter for their chance to win one of twenty $500 grants to help make sure this year’s outdoor gatherings are the most memorable yet for family and friends. Fans can visit www.chickenofthesea.com/reuniongrants to learn more and enter for their chance to win*. Entries close August 15.
“Chicken of the Sea wants to help make reunion planning a breeze so that you can focus less on preparations and more on reconnecting with loved ones after so much time apart,” said Andrew Thomas, Chicken of the Sea vice president of marketing. “Any great celebration calls for great food. Whether you’re enjoying one of Chicken of the Sea’s many picnic-friendly options like wild-caught tuna, salmon, or sardines on their own or incorporating them into your favorite recipes, you know you’ll be enjoying a high-quality product worthy of the occasion – and worthy of your company!”
To ensure planning is hassle-free, Chicken of the Sea has also created a digital picnic toolkit to make hosting that much easier and more enjoyable.
Check out https://chickenofthesea.com/fresh-ideas/tips-for-how-to-host-the-perfect-picnic-reunion for more inspiration on how to host the best picnic reunion this summer, including recipe ideas using this summer’s favorite proteins, Chicken of the Sea Chunk Light Tuna and Pink Salmon, fun activities for the whole family and the below tips for how to host a memorable picnic reunion:
- Reach for pantry staples to pack your basket: When it comes to planning your menu and packing your cooler, don’t stress. You likely already have the makings of delicious meals and snacks on-hand. For example, canned fruits, vegetables, and proteins – like Chicken of the Sea wild-caught tuna, salmon, and sardines – can help you create and elevate your picnic recipes. So, before you make an extra trip to your local Farmers Market or grocery store, check your pantry.
- No Grill? No Problem: As more people seek out substitutes for red meat, change up your picnic menu this season by serving up seafood as a delicious alternative! For example, Tuna Salad Sandwiches made with Chicken of the Sea wild-caught tuna are a versatile choice that can be customized to your liking – whether you use mayo, olive oil or even Greek yogurt – and since there’s no cooking required, you can easily prep ahead of time or even on-site! Here are a few more picnic-perfect recipes:
- Host an eco-friendly picnic: Good food and good weather help make a successful picnic, but ensuring you leave your space just as you found it is equally as important. To minimize waste, invest in reusable picnicware, like utensils and plates. You can also consider swapping your paper napkins with cloth versions. Not only are they more environmentally friendly, but they’ll also elevate the overall look of your picnic.