Solar Eclipse 2017 Prosciutto Caprese Kebabs Appetizer
Prosciutto Caprese Kebabs Appetizer is the perfect bite of Italian ingredients–prosciutto, mozzarella, tomatoes, basil, with a drizzle of balsamic glaze!
Friends, probably the most popular word we’ve heard all summer, everywhere we go, is “eclipse.”
When I was in 5th grade, my Dad made us 3 girls stay up one night until after midnight, to see the eclipse in our large field. Heading out to the open field (groggy, and questioning what was so cool about it), we walked by the barn to see that Mama Cow had just given birth. So not only did we get to see the eclipse at midnight, of course, we named our new calf “Eclipse.”
If you haven’t heard of the solar eclipse happening this month, you will, because it’s passing over Oregon on August 21, 2017. The entire eclipse will last 2 hours and 34 minutes.
Prosciutto Caprese Kebabs Appetizer
Hosting friends for a party? Then you’ll want to make this super EASY Prosciutto Caprese Kebabs Appetizer. Not only does everyone love it, you can make it ahead of time.
Drizzle on the balsamic glaze (DeLallo brand is the BEST!) right before it’s time to eat!
Summer is the perfect season for this recipe, with tomatoes and fresh basil straight from the garden or farmer’s market.
Solar Eclipse 2017
On this Monday, August 21st, the total eclipse occurs about 10:19 a.m., depending on where you are. We plan to stay home, with our glasses ready!
There will be total darkness for a little over 2 minutes, if you follow the path near the Central Line in the picture. Even if you’re not directly in the path of totality, you need to wear eclipse glasses.
Because we’ve been warned in Bend, Oregon, where we live, to be prepared for millions coming in to our state, and hundreds of thousands coming to central Oregon, we plan to have extra food and gas in the car. To be honest, we’re staying put in our home and beautiful area to enjoy it here and not fight the traffic and chaos!
Take a peek above of what it will look like.
Where will you be?
Many people want to view it – they say up to 400,000 extra people will be in our area alone. When you consider the rural single-lane roads, highways that will be packed, and any full campsite, home, or rental homes in site, it’s going to be a zoo.
Even in our area where we live, there will extra traffic, and since we only drive 25 miles per hour anyway, it may be even slower.
Good food, a healthy menu, maybe float the Deschutes, but on AUGUST 21, we’ll have our glasses on (you must wear the safety eclipse glasses or you could permanently damage your eyes) … and ready!
Eclipse begins at 9:06 a.m., with the total eclipse occuring at about 10:19 am.
Ready or not .. this may be a once-in-a-lifetime event for our family!
Will you be in Oregon in August 21st? Where will you be staying?
Prosciutto Caprese Kebabs Appetizer
Yield: makes 24 bites
Prep Time: 15 minutes
- 24 cherry tomatoes
- 12 small balls fresh mozzarella cheese, cut in half (the size of a cherry tomato, or slices, cut in small pieces)
- 12 slices prosciutto, cut in half
- 12 medium basil leaves, cut in half, folded over
- Balsamic glaze to drizzle (we use DeLallo brand)
- Salt and pepper to season (about 1/4 tsp of each)
- 24 small wooden skewers
- Take a toothpick or a small wooden skewer and skewer the tomato, 1/2 of the small mozzarella ball, prosciutto (folded over), and basil leaf (folded over).
- Once all ingredients have been skewered, store in a cool place before serving!
- Right before serving, drizzle balsamic glaze over bites. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Serve!