Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Dec 13, 2007 at 10:59am

OK, so I left off yesterday with holiday waistline concerns. So I tore out a delicious-looking – but light and nutritious – recipe from the December ’07 issue of Self magazine, Dates wtih Goat Cheese Wrapped in Prosciutto, fun for a cocktail party, I think. I’m a big fan of savory-date tasties – the date-sausage tapa at Solera is deadly – and this one looks easy, gorgeous, and fabulous as well, hitting on all the right levels : creamy, sweet, salty, chewy, rarrr… Check it out, let me know what you think. (Recipe posted in comments, below.)

I say check it out because I’m not actually doing much hosting this holiday season (although yes, I’m clearly doing plenty of celebrating, ha, in fact I’m out the door again tonight, but more on that later). Or nothing huge anyhow. Christmas Eve for just a few of us, a holiday brunch for a few girlfriends, that’s about it. Mellow. Nice. For some reason this has been one of the most enjoyable, festive-yet-relaxing Christmas seasons – probably because I got organized earlier than usual, spread out the wrapping and shopping and decorating… I, uh, tend to put things off a bit. Right.

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  1. By Stephanie on January 1, 2008 at 2:27PM

    NOTE: after making these, I found a tastier ratio to be 1/2 date each, filled with cheese and wrapped in basil and prosciutto as originally directed.

    Also, I found the toothpicks unnecessary.


  2. By Stephanie on December 13, 2007 at 12:11PM

    Dates with Goat Cheese Wrapped in Prosciutto
    From Self Magazine, December 2007
    Serves 8 (2 each)

    1/3 c. soft herbed goat cheese
    16 Medjool dates, pitted
    16 large basil leaves
    4 wide, thin slices prosciutto de Parma, each cut into 4 long strips
    16 toothpicks, soaked in water 10 minutes

    Heat broiler to low. Spoon 1 tsp. cheese into each date; wrap with a basil leaf, then a prosciutto strip. Secure with a toothpick. Broil until cheese bubbles, about 3 minutes. Serve warm.

    187 calories per 2 dates

    (Stephanie’s note: these could definitely be prepared ahead and chilled. I’d bring to room temp an hour or so before heating so that the centers would warm through.)