Be safe this holiday weekend and stay healthy because it is going to be hot, really hot, the rules of picnicking are different then usual.
First of all drink a lot of fluids and stay hydrated. Remember that alcohol is dehydrating so for every glass of alcohol that you have, follow that with a chaser of water.
Protect yourself from the sun. For a list of safe and chemical free lotions go to www. ewg.org
The absolute maximum time for leaving prepared foods at room temperature is 2 hours on a cool day-including time for preparation, serving and eating. So limit what you take out of the fridge or cooler because after two hours you will probably need to compost/discard any perishable foods that were left out at room temperature. If you are eating outdoors at a picnic or cookout where temperatures are over 90°F, like today, discard/compost foods after 1 hour.
Enjoy this glorious weekend happy soon to be fourth!