Can you believe Memorial Day Weekend is NEXT weekend?
I sure as hell can’t.
Ok that’s a tiny lie, I CAN believe it – because that’s just how quickly time is flying by. But I can’t because, ya know? Sometimes it still feels like the middle of February. Ay, time always wins.
But I can feel it. Summer is blooming! Kids are counting down the days until school is out, beach vacations are getting booked, the nightly sunsets get more beautiful each day.
Last night as I was driving home stressing about all the things I need to get done today, I sat for an extra second at a stop light and took a (much-needed) breath.
The sun was setting perfectly; I rolled the windows down, turned up the tunes. I forgot about to do lists, and things I should’ve accomplished this week but haven’t gotten to, and I just allowed myself to enjoy the preview of a summery night.
It’s silly, but sometimes when there is so much going on, it’s nice to do something cliché like drive with the windows down and the music all the way, not thinking about a damn thing. Even during hectic days, summer does that to me – I want to kick off my shoes and spend all my time outside, listening to nothing but happy music, watch the sun turn different shades of orange.
And Memorial Day Weekend is the start of it all! We pop open the bottles of rosé, rip the tags off new dresses, get a little burnt the first time (or two) out in the sun.
And we eat all the delicious summery things we can eat.
That of course, includes these melon skewers. But you probably already knew that!
They’re sweet and fresh, with a little hint of saltiness from the prosciutto and mozzarella (the bestttt!). And that little drizzle of balsamic glaze? Well game over.
These will be on my party menu all summer long!
- 1 small cantaloupe, cubed or scooped into balls
- 1 small honeydew, cubed or scooped into balls
- 1 small watermelon, cubed or scooped into balls
- 8 ounces mozzarella balls
- 4 ounces thinly-sliced prosciutto
- 1 bunch of fresh mint or basil leaves, torn
- Balsamic glaze
- Salt and pepper
- Thread the ingredients onto a skewer, alternating ingredients each time. Arrange skewers on a platter and drizzle balsamic glaze over top. Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately.