We love a good party--in honor of an upcoming baby, a football game (read: the Super Bowl), or Mardi Gras. Skewers are a must for these occasions and these are two of our favorite seasonal (yet simple) versions!
ROASTED CARROT + FETA + MINT SKEWERS
6 large carrots, cut into half inch pieces
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons honey
1.5 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 large bunch of mint
16 ounces hard feta, cut into quarter inch cubes
Preheat oven to 375 F. Roast carrots for approximately 30 minutes until tender. Skewer with feta cubes and a small piece of mint.
PROSCIUTTO WRAPPED PEARS + BALSAMIC REDUCTION
3/4 pounds prosciutto di parma, thinly sliced
1 cup balsamic vinegar
Using a melon baller, make approximately 4 dozen pear balls. Wrap pears in prosciutto and skewer. Meanwhile, heat the balsamic vinegar over medium high heat until boiling. Reduce heat and simmer approximately 30 minutes until it has the consistency of syrup. Drizzle over wrapped pears (or serve on the side).