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Simple DIY Charcuterie Board

I knew for the holidays, I wanted to prepare grazing boards (charcuterie boards) for my guests.  These boards always amaze me and can sometimes be quite intimidating because of the nature of their fullness.

Well, I waited until the last minute to decide on adding this to my menu and possibly couldn’t hire someone to do this for me the day before or on thanksgiving so I attempted to make my own.

I purchased most of my items from: Trader Joes, a local grocery store and the Dollar Tree.

What I included:

  • 2-3 meats (definitely need salami for the infamous meat rose)
  • 2-3 cheeses
  • mixed nuts
  • mini pickles
  • grapes
  • 2-3 different crackers
  • 1-2 dips
  • fig spread
  • mini bell peppers
  • celery
  • olives
  • edamame
  • pumpkin seeds
  • thin crispy bread sticks

I had so much food leftover from the larger board that I made a smaller board that included more of the sweeter options.

This was so fun to do and I believe this is easy enough for other beginners like myself.

So, if you are contemplating making your own and trying to talk yourself out of it…don’t!  GO FOR IT.

tish bullard

Helping You to Plan Well and Conquer.