copyright 2016 Art of Living/PrimaMedia,Inc/Maria Liberati ..e dolce far niente...one of my favorite Holidays of all times is Pasquetta..a Holiday that is not about giving presents or sending cards or flowers..but just really enjoying the day..and I mean truly enjoying every last drop of relaxation and fun and pleasure the day has to offer...godere..another of my favorite Italian words to express this Holiday…So whether you are going for a hike in the mountains or a picnic or a trip to the beach..or just spending a lazy, quiet day at home..this is a fun day to spend with friends and family to recharge for the Spring and Summer coming!
(photo by Sofia Liberati)
picnics are lots of fun….yeah! and a hot air balloon makes it even more fun!
Tramezzini are my favorite picnic food……
Tramezzini al Prosciutto
8 thin slices Swiss cheese
8 lettuce leaves-romaine or spring mix or baby spinach
3 ½ tablespoons mayonnaise
8 thin slices of prosciutto
3 tablespoons of sliced black sliced olives
8 slices of American style bread, crusts removed
Prepare the ingredients by washing and drying the lettuce, and tomatoes. Separate the lettuce leaves. Slice tomatoes. Set aside. Slice black olives. Prepare 4 sets of sandwiches by first cutting off crusts of bread. Spread a thin layer of mayonnaise on each slice of bread. Begin by layering ingredients on 4 slices this way. First a slice of prosciutto, then 2 lettuce leaves for each sandwich, then tomato slices, another layer of prosciutto, slice of cheese, sliced black olives. Top with slice of bread, mayonnaise side down. Wrap tramezzini in plastic wrap and refrigerate for one hour. Then slice sandwich in half first in triangular shape then cut that into half , so you then have 4 triangle shaped sandwiches.
For more recipes get your copy of The Basic Art of Italian Cooking: Holidays and Special Occasions-2nd edition