Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Blog Party 26 - it's what's inside.

Stephanie from Dispensing Happiness is hosting her 26th Blog Party and this is one is all about what's on the inside. Well clear some room on that table Stephanie, I went crazy and brought lots with me today!!!

My first contribution to the party is Melon and Prosciutto. When I was a waitress at a restaurant in the downtown area I used to walk over to an Italian restaurant a few blocks from my house after work and get an order of this to go. The restaurant served big wedges wrapped in full slices of the salty ham. I prefer to go bite-sized. So, cut your melon (I used cantaloupe) into bite size pieces and wrap them in a bit of prosciutto.

Next up, ham and cheese wraps. Spread Boursin or herb and garlic cream cheese on a tortilla and top with a layer of thinly sliced ham. Roll up tightly, then cut into bite sized pieces.

I also made two batches of mini potato skins. These are small nugget potatoes that were steamed, halved and had their middles scooped out. One batch was filled with chopped tomato, one batch was filled with chopped ham. They were smothered in cheese, broiled and then topped with sour cream and a sprinkle of cayenne pepper.

For my tasty beverage this month I've put mint and fruit inside ice cubes made from lemonade.

Not only are they pretty, but they won't dilute your lemonade, and when the cubes melts you've got pretty floaties too.

Looking forward to the party Stephanie, cheers!


breadchick said...

OH WOW!!! I'm so standing over your plates at the party!

Brilynn said...

I love the ice cube idea!
And of course, the melon and proscuitto is just a classic combo.

Deborah said...

You went all out!! They all look wonderful!

Dawna said...

Your ice cubes are completely darling! I keep meaning to do something like this, but I haven't managed it yet. I'm hoping to get to making mint iced-tea cubes for...well, iced tea...

Kevin said...

Melon an prosciutto are a nice combination. The potato skins sounds really tasty.

daphne said...

hi there! stumbled to your blog and i love what i saw! Good ideas for Stephanie's blog party! esp the ice-cubes! wonderful ideas.

Anonymous said...

Everything looks so good!


Lis said...

YUM - all of it. I'm starved.. bring me some??

I eat 3 slices of proscuitto with grapes many mornings as breakfast.. :D

Love the icecubes.. so wanna try that!