Hello! How was your Easter?
We had a great Easter, hanging with family and eating yummy food all day. We started at Grandma’s having bagels with lachs (salmon), fruit, ham, blintz (baked crepes), cheese bread, and mimosas! Then we headed back home to make caprese skewers to bring to our Aunt’s and Uncle’s house. I figured something light and fresh would be a good appetizer given the amount of food we had already enjoyed that day and still had yet to eat. 😉
I stopped by one of the fresh markets here in Chicago, Pete’s Fresh Market, where I got all the ingredients – mozzarella, basil, and cherry tomatoes. The produce at Pete’s is seriously amazing. Everything is fresh and very neatly stacked – I was like a kid in a candy store.
The tomatoes were absolutely beautiful and incredibly flavorful on their own. I don’t even like eating tomatoes like this and I loved them. They would be great in a salad or in a pasta which I plan on making for tonight’s meal with my leftover ingredients, can’t wait!
Aren’t they cute? Just assemble all the ingredients on a medium-sized toothpick, drizzle some olive oil on top, sprinkle with salt and pepper, then finally drizzle some balsamic glaze on top. You could just drizzle balsamic vinegar on top but I love the sweetness when it’s reduced.
Put them on a platter and bring them to the party!
Now back to East food. We ended our night eating more ham, lasagna (my favorite), green beans, potatoes, sweet potatoes, and snacked on more appetizers such a spinach dip, calzones, and bruschetta. Let’s just say I am tired and full today but can’t complain because it was delicious! For dessert – small slice of key lime pie and coconut cake. I always forget about key lime pie which I have no idea why because it’s darn good. I will be putting this on my recipes to make list and hopefully conquering it soon!
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On the agenda tonight: run 10 miles, do a 1,000 crunches, and 500 push ups. 😉
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- Cherry tomatoes
- Mozzarella balls
- Fresh Basil
- Olive Oil
- 1 cup balsamic vinegar
- salt and pepper
- Assemble, tomatoes, basil (roll from one end to the other), and mozzarella balls on medium-sized toothpicks. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- To make balsamic glaze, add one cup of balsamic vinegar to a sauce pan over medium heat. Once it comes to a boil, set on simmer for about 10-15 minutes until it reduces to a syrup consistency. You can check by dipping a spoon in the balsamic and if it covers the back of it, it's done. As it cools, it will thicken a bit more then drizzle on top of caprese salad skewers.
Source: Stuck on Sweet