Who doesn’t love a good raffle drawing?! Mr. N loves winning raffle prizes. He recently won a paddle ball and you would have thought he won the lottery. It therefore came as no surprise to us when Mr. N insisted on doing a raffle on our blog after discovering that other bloggers also have various kinds of giveaways.
So tonight we present Mr. N’s Raffle Prize drawing. The process is simple: Leave a comment to this post with a suggestion for an up-coming Stateside cooking adventure. (For example you could say, “Illinois and Chicago Style Pizza.”) Each commenter will be entered in our random drawing and Mr. N will draw the name on Saturday, April 30th at 5 p.m. CST. You can also earn bonus entries by sharing our site with others via Facebook, Twitter, or via your own blog by leaving a comment letting us know you shared the post.
As for the prize, well it’s not a paddle ball or millions of dollars, but since Mr. N has become a big fan of slicing and chopping we found these festive pairing knives with cutting board and a colorful, three-compartment serving dish. Both are perfect for serving some fresh fruit or chips and homemade salsa on a warm summer day!
Now for tonight’s quick, healthy weeknight meal. We made a Prosciutto and Pear Sandwich adapted from Cooking Light magazine.
We placed slices of multi-grain bread in the broiler to brown for 2 minutes. We then removed the bread, flipped the slices over and buttered the bread lightly. We returned the bread to the broiler butter side-up and toasted an additional 2 minutes. Next we tossed arugula and shallots with red wine vinegar, olive oil and a pinch of nutmeg and began to assemble the sandwiches. We placed the arugula and shallots on four slices of bread, butter side-up. Then we added slices of prosciutto, blue cheese and sliced pears before topping with the remaining four slices, butter side-down.
This was a very flavorful sandwich. Dad, Mr. N and Miss A all enjoyed it – especially the blue cheese. I enjoyed it as well, but would like to find an alternate cheese. Blue cheese is a bit to strong for me. Overall this was very easy and healthy meal option that is full of flavor.
Cheers and happy raffling! We’re looking forward to reading your entries and Mr. N is super excited to draw the winner.
Print this recipe: Prosciutto and Pear Sandwich
Note: This giveaway is sponsored by Eat, Play, Love. There is no company associated with this giveaway. We just thought they were fun for summer.