Monday, May 10, 2021

Blackberry Prosciutto and Sage Grilled Cheese

Every Sunday after church, we go to lunch with Sunday School friends.  Yes, I still call it Sunday school even though we have switched to "Life Groups" or "Community Groups" or "Small Groups".  I still refer to it as Sunday school.  

Shelly is a dear friend in class and she is also a dietician at our local HyVee grocery store.  I like to talk food and she was telling me about this yummy grilled sandwich that was recently featured in the HyVee Seasons Magazine... Blackberry, Prosciutto and Sage Grilled Cheese.  She and her hubby made it and loved it.  Chris and I both love yummy, different grilled sandwiches.  This sounded WAY different so we had to try it.  It was delicious.  The combination of all of the yummy flavors was just right.  

We had a George Foreman grill early in marriage and never used it.  Then, we started making different grilled sandwiches for the girls and just about wore it out.  When we moved downtown, I got rid of it. So, the natural thing to do yesterday after church was to go by Bed, Bath and Beyond and use a 20% off coupon to get a new George Foreman Grill.  I think we will use it a lot.  When you have a grilled sandwich with lots of "goodies" inside, they are hard to flip.  The GF grill is perfect for this.  

I made it exactly as it.  Normally,  I make a few changes but wanted to try this just as suggested.  Give it a try!  

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Summer Tomato and Onion Salad

 Happy May!  I think May is as busy as December.  What a busy month.  I am still enjoying being a preschool director and we have about two weeks left of preschool.  

I am always looking for a quick and easy side dish.  I think this Tomato and Onion Salad is going to be my  "go-to" this summer.  I like just keeping it my fridge - for lunch or dinner.  I meant to include basil.... I LOVE basil.  I actually had basil and forgot to put it in.  I thought the salad was great without the basil. I will probably put basil nest time and you could even add fresh mozzarella balls.  

    Sorry - not a great pic... and I forgot the basil.  Still so yummy!

Tomato and Onion Salad

1/4 cup olive oil

1/2 cup red wine vinegar

1/2 tsp honey

1 tsp fresh garlic

1/4 tsp kosher salt

1/4 tsp cracked black pepper

1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes, halved

1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion

1/4 cup loosely packed chopped fresh basil 

In a medium bowl, stir together the first six ingredients. Add the tomato halves and the red onion pieces and gently toss to coat.  Top with basil and gently toss again.  Enjoy!

Store in fridge.  

**I like to take it out of the fridge a little before eating to toss and get the olive oil more incorporated.  

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