Sunday, June 21, 2015

Fresh Summer Peach + Mozzarella Salad

Holy heat wave!  I spent most of this past week in the 110 degree Las Vegas weather only to return to the 100% humidity in DC.  When the temperature begins to rise, my palette begins to crave lighter and fresher options.  

It is now officially peach season so pick 'em up while they are still sweet and juicy.  Fresh peaches are easily one of my favorite fruits.  I eat them like an apple all of the time.  Whole Foods had these lovely white peaches on sale today and they were the inspiration for this salad.  

This salad was the because of the:  

Sweetness from the peaches and balsamic. 

Peppery bite from the arugula, radishes and pepper. 

Saltiness from the crispy prosciutto and flaked sea salt. 

Creaminess from the fresh mozzarella.  

Crunchy bite from the toasted walnuts.  

My salad cup runneth over and my heart is happy!  

Fresh Summer Peach + Mozzarella Salad
measurements will depend on how many people you are serving
1/4 lb thinly sliced prosciutto
fresh mozzarella
toasted walnuts
flaked sea salt
fresh cracked pepper
olive oil
balsamic vinegar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lay the prosciutto on a sheet pan covered in parchment. Bake for 5-10 minutes until crispy.  Let cool. Do the same with the walnuts (same time and temperature).

Prepare the ingredients for the salad by thinly slicing the radishes, segmenting the peaches, slicing the mozzarella, and washing/tearing the arugula.  

Arrange all of the ingredients on a plate to your liking.  Top with small amounts of sea salt and pepper, oil and vinegar along with the toasted walnuts and crumbled, crispy prosciutto.  

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Atlantic City Bachelorette Party

So last weekend, me and 15 other girls made our way to Atlantic City to celebrate our dear friend Allison's upcoming marriage.  Yes, I said 16 girls and we had the most fantastic time.  Ever.  

Most of us have been friends for 20+ years.  Throughout college, living across the country and many ups and downs, we have all remained incredibly close and I feel so lucky to have all of these girls as my extended family.  

We found a GORGEOUS shore house to rent and it was absolutely perfect for our group (In case you are interested, here is the link for the rental).  It ended up raining most of the weekend, but this group can have the best time together even if we were in a cardboard box, so it didn't matter. 

We grilled out, went to Harrah's pool party and even went to see a show called Savage Men... and I bet you can guess what that was all about!   

August cannot get here soon enough so we can do it all over again with Allison & Mark on their big day! 

We finished the entire can... kidding!  


Cheers all around!

Some WTF gifts
And some very appropriately themed gifts
Gag gifts
And some that were just plain naughty!


Girl time

She wore it well!  
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