Invite your closest friends over and have some fun by creating a charcuterie board.
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Charcuterie boards are not only gorgeous boards of food being displayed, but they are a great way to entertain friends and/or family members. So, grab your girlfriends for a night of fun with wine, lots of gab, games, and a delicious charcuterie board.
What is charcuterie?
(pronounced “shahr-ku-tuh-ree”) It is generally cooked or cured meats and is often paired with cheese, breads and/or crackers.
What’s great about making your own board is that you get to load it up with your personal favorites, or you can “play” to your guests. I decided to go with the basics for this one and to feature products that can be found at our local Walmart grocery store – add the crackers to your cart here http://bit.ly/2TPQdQF.
Products Used for the Charcuterie Board
Prosciutto wrapped cheese
Marinated Mozzarella Balls
Sliced Tillamook Cheddar Cheese
Tillamook Colby Jack Cheese, sliced
Simply Salt GOOD THiNS
Ranch Wheat Thins
Garlic Stuffed Olives
Herbs (extra color)
Tips on Making an Easy Charcuterie Board
- Have an assortment of cheese and meats
- This gives your guests choices
- Add a colorful mix of olives and fruit for that extra pop of color
- Add herbs if you want to bring in even more color to the board (Mint, rosemary)
- If you don’t have a wooden board on hand, use butcher or parchment paper on a countertop
Along with the charcuterie board items listed above, I decided to make my friends a Southern Sausage Dip. It’s the perfect complement to the platter with the crackers and chips on hand. Get the recipe below.
Southern Sausage Dip
- 1 pound Jimmy Dean Original sausage
- 2 cups Colby jack cheese
- 1 cup pepper jack cheese
- 3/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp cayenne
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Add sausage to a skillet over medium heat. Cook until brown and the drain any access fat.
Pour into a bowl and then add the rest of the ingredients. Stir until well mixed.
Add to an oven-safe baking dish or two oven-safe bowls.
Bake in the oven for 20 minutes. Remove and serve with crackers.
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