Many times often then not we will push the uncomfortable things under the rug. This was what I use to do with charcuterie boards. The past few months I have tried to find a way to make these fun and style, not so much work. I think that I have finally figured out what works for me and now I enjoy them.
During our Madison retreat, I did a few charcuterie boards that a I used simple and not work on. They turned out what I feel are way better than any of the other ones I have created before. We did a fun breakfast, lunch, and a dessert board.
A fun breakfast charcuterie for us included some mini pancakes, berries, butter, and homemade whip cream. I did double row of the pancakes down the center of the platter for the main focus. Once I create that layer, I then take the bowls and place them around the board. This is what I have found works for me to keep it fun and simple. Now all you do is fill in and make it what I call “messy”. I use berries to fill spaces along with some more pancakes. Finally fill the bowls and add spoons. You now have a fun breakfast charcuterie board that was fun to create.
Lunch time…..taco charcuterie board! This was my very first taco one and I have to say it was way easier than what I thought it would be. On this board I used the bowls as the main focus. I layered the board with four bowls in a zig-zag across the center and started to fill in. Tortillas filled most of the space then, I started layering in the sliced peppers. To fill the other spaces I use some lettuce and cilantro. This creates an easy grab and go for your guests.
We finished our day with an extra large dessert charcuterie board. This was my first ever dessert board. I took two large bowls filled with trail mix and birthday cake popcorn to start this board off. Once these were on the board I took the large pastries we had from muffins to cinnamon rolls to make layered groups. Now all that was left was to fill the spaces. I used cookies and chocolate pieces to do this. This was my favorite one out of all the three that I did during the retreat.
I hope these tips and tricks will help you create one of your very own in a simple way. For more charcuterie boards that you can change for holidays check out the one I did for Easter, that can easily change for a holiday. Also share with us on Instagram and Pinterest. Thank you as always for stopping by the blog today and everyday, XOXO