Hi there! Welcome to the Share our Strength (SOS) Share Our Holiday Table progressive dinner!
What is Share Our Holiday Table, you ask?
Well, it’s a virtual progressive dinner party in which over 50 bloggers are participating! Share Our Holiday Table is a fund-raising event to support Share Our Strength’s, ‘No Kid Hungry Campaign’ to raise awareness of child hunger in the U.S.. The dinner party will begin today and last throughout the entire week.
After hearing about this great fundraiser, I just happened to be sitting at my dinner table and looked across the overflowing bowls of food to see my two lovely girls happily chatting and abundantly serving themselves. It made me stop and think. I was struck by how much I take for granted. I then tried to imagine my own two children sitting at our dinner table staring at empty plates with nothing to eat. My heart sank, my eyes stung with tears and I knew what I had to do.
I just couldn’t imagine how awful it would be.
So today, by participating in this dinner, I am joining a team of many to help put a stop to child hunger.
I have chosen to bring prosciutto & cream cheese wrapped asparagus packages to the table. They are so easy and delicious. AND these little gems are gluten-free.
It is such a simple yet elegant addition to any meal!
These are the three ingredients: asparagus, cream cheese and prosciutto.
First, you’ll want to wash your asparagus and cut off the tips.
Next fill a pot with water and make sure to generously salt the water…
bring the water to a full boil and cook the asparagus until tender, about 3-4 minutes.
Next drain the asparagus…
and immediately place them into a bowl of ice water.
This will stop the cooking and maintain the gorgeous bright green color! After a minute or two drain them again and then pat them dry with a paper towel and set aside.
O.k. now it’s time to get the “wrapping” ready…
Thinly spread some cream cheese all over a piece of prosciutto,
cut the prosciutto into four sections, place an asparagus on the edge, make sure to leave the full tip exposed.
Now gently roll until the entire piece of cream cheese covered prosciutto is wrapped around the asparagus.
And you’re done!
How easy peasy is that?
In no time flat, you’ve got gorgeous little packages of deliciousness just waiting to be enjoyed.
I’d like to thank you so much for stopping by and for joining me in the SOS Progressive Dinner Party!
If you’d like to join the fight in ending child hunger, you can make a donation to Share Our Strength by clicking here. And if you can’t make a contribution, that’s o.k.- I’m just so glad that you stopped by!
Wishing you a warm holiday season full of love and laughter…
and may you never, ever have an empty plate.
Here’s the printable recipe:
Prosciutto & Cream Cheese Wrapped Asparagus
makes 25 wraps
- half a package of cream cheese- room temperature
- 1- 4oz. package of prosciutto
Here’s What You’ll Need To Do:
First you’ll want to wash and trim your asparagus. Bring a pot of generously salted water to a boil and cook asparagus until tender, about 3-4 minutes. Drain asparagus and quickly place in a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process, drain again and dry with paper towels. Next spread a thin layer of cream cheese over the surface of one piece of prosciutto and cut into four pieces. Roll each piece with one asparagus, making sure that tip is exposed.
Please enjoy browsing through the links below for other delicious appetizer ideas
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December 7: Drinks
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- Three Many Cooks (read the post)
December 6: Appetizers