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!

Prosciutto Caprese Kebabs Appetizer

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

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!

Prosciutto Caprese Kebabs Appetizer

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

Prosciutto Caprese Kebabs Appetizer

Yield: makes 24 bites

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

  1. 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).
  2. Once all ingredients have been skewered, store in a cool place before serving!
  3. Right before serving, drizzle balsamic glaze over bites. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Serve!

More appetizers: Antipasto Appetizer Squares, Summer Apricot Goat Cheese Appetizer, Smoked Salmon Platter, Easy Cucumber Guacamole Bites, Panna Cotta Basil Appetizer.

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4 comments

  1. That’s exciting that you live near the eclipse path! This is the perfect appetizer too. I could snack on these for lunch!

  2. Yum. I’ve made an appetizer like this, minus the prosciutto and added balsamic/olive oil drizzle. Yum.

    I have to work that morning so will be staying home and probably wouldn’t venture out anyways…too crazy for me.

  3. Hi, just a heads up the eclipse isn’t this Monday. It’s next Monday the 21st. I’m staying home in Salem and viewing from upper deck. Just hope all the smoke from the fires doesn’t block it. It’s been bad here for days. I think if we stay home and kick back, let the tourists fill the restaurants, hotels and such and enjoy Oregon we will be fine. The impact will be emergency services and hospitality and anyplace that sells food. This is also a great training exercise for all the cities in the path to experience a drain on manpower and services and will highlight weak areas. Better than a true disaster to point out the flaws. I hope the skies clear, we see it and have a fun, safe time.

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