Finally…a new post! After being cajoled in person at Bunko and my neighborhood 4th of July party, as well as on social media, I found myself newly motivated to post today! So thanks for the encouragement, y’all!
This is a super quick and easy recipe…Prosciutto, Basil, and Balsamic Nectarines. I made a big plate of these for lunch yesterday, and, of course, just as I was sitting down to enjoy, the hooligans wandered in and “shared” them….good thing I’d made a lot!
Prosciutto, Basil, and Balsamic Nectarines
· 3 nectarines, sliced into 8 wedges
· 8 wafer-thin slices prosciutto
· 24 small basil leaves, or 24 pieces of large basil leaves
· Balsamic vinegar glaze
Cut the each piece of prosciutto into 3 long “ribbons.”
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat.
Place a basil leaf on a slice of nectarine and wrap with a ribbon of prosciutto.
Place in preheated skillet, with the side with the end of the prosciutto down, and let nrown. Turn and let other side brown, then remove from skillet.
Drizzle with balsamic glaze (and a little shaved Parmesan, if you’d like) and serve!
I had somehow run out of Parmesan, or I would have shaved a bit over the nectarines just before serving, using a vegetable peeler to make the shavings. Oh, and these are tasty with peaches, as well, if they’re in season where you live. These are really an appetizer, but I love them for a light lunch, too.
So I know you’ve been wondering (just humor me…I know you haven’t wondered!)…what’s up with the long absence from blogging? Well, life, basically! Nothing exciting or traumatic…I had a really tough semester, but finished 21 credits and passed (with flying colors…I have to brag a little, I was so stressed about these tests!) all my state- and college-required exams on math content. I have two more terms of coursework, then a term of student-teaching, and I’ll graduate in December of 2016. I’m so glad to have a light at the end of the tunnel!
My favorite GI Joe retired from the military last October and started a new job helping veterans transitioning back into the civilian world. Then, just last week, he switched to a healthcare company, where he’s a strategic planner. Whatever that means. What it means to me is that he’s pursuing a new career course that still lets him help others, which makes him happy!
The hooligans are thoroughly enjoying their summer, sleeping late, spending a ton of time at gymnastics practice, swim lessons, and various day camps, and generally being kids. I crushed their little happiness bubbles a bit yesterday when I told them summer is one-third over this Friday…but they decided they need to squeeze in more fun, if that’s the case!
We had a great Fourth of July…as usual, starting off with funnel cakes and berries for breakfast, a small-town parade, the neighborhood cookout, and fireworks on post. I hope yours was amazingly fun, too!