So...while I had the house to myself, I invited my buddies Tim & Chi-chi for the weekend, reputedly to go visit the Smithville Mayfest, but lets be honest, it was really an opportunity to hang at the house with the surround-sound at max playing classic rock....just like the old days. The exception being that in the old days we drank beer and ate doritos. Now that we are adults, we still play the same songs, but I was making killer bloody mary's, and put out a spread of pesto's, bread, cheeses, meats, stuffed peppers etc.
Made myself a plate with a piece of real Italian bread with sun-dried tomato pesto, fresh mozzarella, roasted red peppers, and topped with a dollop of pesto genovese (the popular pesto most know)...and some capacola & speck. Speck is an interesting meat...it it for all intents and purposes prosciutto, but instead of being cured with salt, it is subtly smoked. (The name is so un-Italian sounding because it comes from the Alto Adige region of Italy, formally German territory). I had to take a picture before I ate it...and continued eating. Of course, the pesto's and peppers were my creation..and I'll post methods for any of it in the comment section if so requested.