Holding a baby in one hand has allowed me to get really good at doing things with my left hand and using only one hand. Not to mention my right arm is getting pretty buff. Now I need to find the time to work on my left arm or I may look like Popeye pretty soon, or half of Popeye.
The one hand "everything" also applies to eating. I really can't hold a sandwich very well. The insides seem to be falling out constantly or I spill mayonnaise onto Finnleys outfit or forehead. She does not like that much. Speaking of Finnley, here she is at 3 months old. Her hands are keeping her very busy these days.
So I find that these small crustini appetizers work well for me. I can buy the baguettes or make my own bread, cut them into small rounds and load them up with what I like. On this day I chose to mix the sweet flavor of cantaloupe with a bit of mozzarella cheese and Prosciutto. The melted mozzarella was a nice touch.
MMMMMM, my taste buds were thanking me on this day. I love pairing sweet with salty ingredients. I also love to add a bit of tartness so I drizzled a few drops of my favorite balsamic vinegar, this month I chose the bordeaux cherry flavor.
Other combinations that I like to use are: cream cheese, ham, chicken salad, fresh herbs, olive oil, sharp cheddar cheese--really, the options are endless.
If you have time, share with me your favorite combination of flavors and textures when you prepare a platter of crustini for your family or friends.