Thanksgiving

Heading to Thanksgiving dinner and don’t know what to bring? How about an easy to prep charcuterie board?

I picked up all my food supplies locally at Stew Leonard’s in Norwalk, but feel free to purchase items wherever fits your budget and needs.

The great thing about charcuterie boards are that you can customize them! You can add items that you love and leave out items you don’t. Each time I make one is completely different and includes new items since I love exploring different flavors.

Love the wooden tray from HomeGoods!

This year I made my board more “kid friendly”. Here’s what I included:

  • Carrots
  • Cucumbers
  • Celery
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Grapes
  • Crackers
  • Parmesan Crisps
  • French Onion Dip (pre-made from Stew’s)
  • Spinach Dip (pre-made from Stew’s)
  • Greek Olives
  • Antipasto
  • Prosciutto
  • Santori Balsalmic Bellavinto
  • Mild Cheddar
  • Swiss
  • Gouda
  • Brie
  • Garlic & Herb Goat Cheese
  • Chocolate Foil Wrapped Turkey

They key is to choose items that you love! You can cut items into bite-sized pieces or even use the pre-cut cheese and veggies from your local grocery store! Make sure to include a variety of textures and flavor balancing savory & sweet, mild & sharp, flavorful & spicy.

I added some small festive bowls to hold the “messy” items and arranged everything so it fit nicely in the tray.

Tip: Add a sheet of aluminum foil first to protect your tray and make cleanup a breeze!


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