Charcuterie Board

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Isn’t it nice to sometimes have a dinner where you don’t have to cook a thing?  Well, that’s what we did tonight.  I’m meeting a friend for a movie tonight so wanted a quick and light nibble that would get me out the door and to the theater in time.  I decided on a charcuterie board.  I’ve never actually put out a charcuterie board for dinner, but I think I’ll be doing this quite often.  It was the perfect meal for a summer dinner, or lunch on the patio.

Ingredients (Can vary depending on what you like, but this is what I did)

  • calabrese
  • capocollo
  • prosciutto
  • figs
  • goat cheese
  • provolone
  • harvarti
  • crusty bread
  • cherry tomatoes
  • burrata cheese
  • balsamic glaze
  • apricot jam
  • fig butter
  • Directions

Place cherry tomatoes on a small plate and drizzle with balsamic glaze and sprinkle with a pinch of kosher salt.  Break up one round of burrata cheese over the tomatoes.  Cut figs into quarters and wrap with prosciutto. On the board, lay pieces of crusty bread, crackers, meats, prosciutto wrapped figs, bowls of fig butter and apricot jam, and cheeses. Everyone serves themselves. Enjoy!

Until next time, Kris

 

Author: Sunshine and Savory

I love when my house is filled with people, having friends and family over for a meal feeds my soul. There is nothing I enjoy more than preparing for a dinner party, a holiday dinner, or a book club meeting when it's my turn to host ... If I could, I would own a Bed and Breakfast! This would ensure I'd always have someone to prepare a meal for. Being with others and sharing my table is what I look forward to most. I was born in Wisconsin and after I got married in 1987, my husband and I moved west for his job. He had just graduated college and we were married a couple months later. An interesting tidbit about me is that I never cooked a meal before I got married. I taught myself how to cook and found that I really enjoyed it. One of the first meals I made after we were married was a shrimp pasta dish. I made this for myself when my husband was on business travel and I had so much fun inventing this meal - this was the start of my love of cooking. I probably won't be posting much on shrimp dishes, since I am now allergic. Big bummer! I was allergic to lobster, and then had an issue with scallops, so just never had a shrimp after the scallop incident. Why couldn't I be allergic to something less enjoyable?! My favorite celebrity chefs are Ina Garten and The Pioneer Woman. I hope you enjoy my blog!

2 thoughts on “Charcuterie Board”

  1. You need to get Trader Joe to sponser you for all the free advertising you give them. At least they can comp the unusual items you use and mention on your board.

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