Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Rustic Cantaloupe and Prosciutto

Or, I could easily have called this "Peasant Cantaloupe and Prosciutto"

But what it really is is just cut up cantaloupe (love it), and some roughly torn pieces of prosciutto ham (another favorite).

It's a classic combination, sweet juicy cantaloupe, paired with the salty earthiness of the specialty ham.  A taste combination that shows up on many fancy dancy (read expensive) appetizer trays.  Or, on rare occasions, on my breakfast plate.

You see, I happen to have two slices of prosciutto left from my weekend marathon cooking session.  I was debating what to do with them when I just decided I needed a treat.

Besides, I am in "clean out the fridge mode".  

What are your plans for July 4th???

Me, Jackie and I are off to the wilds of the Badlands, the Black Hills of South Dakota, poker in Deadwood, Hiking through the hills, visiting the shrine to 4 of our 6 greatest Presidents (Mount Rushmore), believe it or not, we have friends that think it is a good idea to strap my fat ass to a zip line and send me through the pine trees (there's an image that will haunt you late at night).

So, no matter how good the ingredients are, no matter what beautiful presentations I could come up with for them...

Best to use them up before the trip.  I deserve a treat anyway!

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  1. That is a fine looking photograph. Be sure to stop at Wall's Drug Store while in the Dakota's. It's a tribute to American capitalism. I hope you both have a great holiday. Blessings...Mary

  2. Great combo! I love it when juicy fragrant cantelopes hit the market.

  3. cantaloupe and prosciutto are so classic! I made a pasta with that combo once...truly a winner.

  4. Wow, this looks great and you are really on a tear, cher! Amazing stuff you've been creating! Sounds like a wonderful trip, too! Bon voyage!

  5. Dave that looks and sounds really, really good. :) Hope you have a safe trip!