Saturday, June 5, 2010

Cantaloupe, Proscuitto and Blue Cheese Salad and a Summer Break


I'm as giddy as a kid in a candy shop right now! By this afternoon I'll be greeted by two of my very favorite people in the world.


And it's so appropriate that we're sitting with food in this picture because one of things we love to do most, besides laugh, is EAT! We've already had several discussions on what we will be making and where we will be eating when they get here. My reason for sharing this is that I am going to be MIA, for a week, or month, or two. It's hard to say really, but I just really want to soak up all the time with my family while I have them with me.

But as a goodbye, I'd like to share my new favorite summer salad. When I came across this recipe in this month's edition of Cooking Light, I got scared, and then a little intrigued, and then really excited to make it. It's an interesting combination of foods, but all of their flavors come together so well, making this a very filling, yet very refreshing salad. Definitely give it a try, you can find the original recipe here.

A few changes I made, I couldn't find Cabrales cheese, so I just used a low-fat blue cheese, which was delicious. I also used red wine vinegar instead of sherry vinegar, but the second time, instead of making a vinaigrette, I just used my Newman's Own balsamic dressing, which was also very good. This is one that I can't wait to make for my mom and sister!

Enjoy your summer months! Soak up the sun, eat great food, and I'll be back soon to read all about it!

52 comments:

Velva said...

It's great to spend time with the family. Enjoy. We will be here when you return.

Your summer salad looks wonderful. Yum, melon and proscuitto with blue cheese is delightful.

Joanne said...

Aww I will miss you babe but have fun with your family! This salad looks delicious! A must-serve when you see them.

Alissa said...

Loved that salad! It was so fun to eat...unique, salty, sweet & refreshing! So summery! Enjoy the time with your family girlfriend:D

Ingrid said...

Have a good one and we'll see ya when you come back!
~ingrid

Melody said...

Love this combo! Have a wonderful time with your family. Enjoy!

Erica said...

aw! I will totally miss you. But what a great send off. Cantaloupe is amazing this time of year. <3 ya

Cinnamon-Girl said...

Enjoy your time with family! And make them this salad - it looks fantastic!

dinnersanddreams.net said...

So fresh, easy and delicious. Enjoy quality time with family!

Julie said...

Have a super time with your family, and tell us all the good things you ate when you come back :)

Holly said...

Have a great time:) Family is awesome and this salad looks sooo refreshing!!

Barbara said...

Have a marvelous time visiting with family and friends, Teresa!

Burp and Slurp~! said...

Aw, I will miss you if you're gone so long! But I love the happy pics of you and your loved ones...it must be nice to have foodies in your family! Enjoy yourself, Teresa!

Mary said...

This looks wonderful. I hope you have a great summer. Blessings...Mary

biz319 said...

Hooray for taking a blogging break! We'll miss you, but of course, we'll be here when you get back.

Enjoy the time with your family!!

MaryBeth said...

This just YELLS summer....

Trish said...

I agree...this has summer written all over it ...and a wee bit of finesse too! Beautiful presentation.

Lara said...

Enjoy your time off! This salad looks perfectly yummy!

Pam said...

Have a great time with your family. The salad looks really amazing.

theUngourmet said...

Beautiful salad! Have a lovely time this summer! See you soon. :)

Kim said...

The salad looks gorgeous and I bet it has a sweet, salty, tangy flavor from all those ingredients.

I'll miss you, but I hope you have lots and lots of fun with your family! Eats lots of goodies together!

jscardon said...

This was such a perfect, refreshing salad. Definitely a keeper!! Your faithful postings will be sorely missed, but I'm sure you will have a bonanza of recipes just waiting to get posted when you get back. Have so much fun!! Eat an ice cream potato for me.:)

Cheryl said...

That salad looks intresting, I will have to try it this weekend. Enjoy your time with your family, there is nothing better!

Me, Myself and Pie said...

looks like a delicious, light salad! Have fun with your fam! Will miss you! =)

Judy said...

What a nice summer salad. Thanks so much for sharing.

Katy said...

How lovely to have your family around you and to be able to enjoy them. I am delighted for you, my beautiful friend! I shall be awaiting your return and your delicious foods!

Chow and Chatter said...

wow this salad rocks

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Ma What's 4 dinner said...

One of my favorites and I love the addition of the blue cheese. I'm your newest follower!

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma, What's For Dinner?
www.MaWhats4Dinner.com

Cathy said...

Have a wonderful break with your family. In the meantime, I'm going to try this yummy salad.

elra said...

Such a delicious summer salad. Sounds perfect!

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Deborah said...

This salad sounds wonderful! I hope you are having a wonderful time on your summer break!

Pecados da mesa said...

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Hummmm delícia!
Divino!
Maravilha!
Muito bonito! Beautiful!!!
Beijo!

Maria Paula -BRASIL-

淑慧 said...

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Diana's Cocina said...

Enjoy your family! I'm just now returning. Your salad looks yummy!

Sarah @ Mum In Bloom said...

Visiting from Mommy Cooks! Enjoy your time with your family. Blogging breaks are important as you're keeping yourself and your family a priority and you get to come back refreshed! This salad looks amazing :)

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Megan said...

Family is the best! Have a wonderful time and we'll see ya when we see ya!

Emily said...

This salad just looks like summer! My mouth is watering just looking at it! how fun that you got together with some fellow foodies!

Craving Ellie in My Belly said...

Hi Teresa,

Lately Sara has been to busy to update CEiMB. I (Marthe of Culinary Delights) offered to take it over from her to keep this site running. She was very happy to provide me with the information so that we can keep enjoying this great group.

It seems that a lot of members have been inactive for a while, therefor I ask you all to send me an email on whether or not you still want to be a part of our group, please also mention your blogadress in your reply.

Please note that reorganization is currently in progress so be patient as I make necessary updates.

Take care,
Marthe

j. vorwaller said...

you guys are totally beautiful!

sada said...

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貢慧 said...

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文辰文辰 said...

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Magic of Spice said...

Beautiful salad...have a great break:)

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Simply Life said...

oh that looks so fresh and delicious!

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Sasha said...

What an interesting, unique summer dish. Thanks for sharing and enjoy yourself!

Lynn said...

Boy, does this salad look wonderful, Teresa. I'm going over right now to check out the recipe. Yum. And welcome back! Hope you had a wonderful vacation.