This weekend was our kickoff to Christmastime and I am enjoying all the festive fun! We got our tree this weekend, had a holiday dinner out, and have been attacking that collection of Christmas movies. I did a lot of cooking for Thanksgiving this year, so I wanted to make life a little easier the weekend after. I put together a festive charcuterie board with my favorite nautical board from Wren Home.
Wren Home Large Nautical Board with Monogram (sold out)
We spent the day decorating and listening to Christmas music. Later that night we had a holiday kickoff dinner at a lovely local place. I wore this dress from Tyler Boe all day. It’s called the Kim Dress and it is like wearing a hug. So soft. I wore it while cozy in slippers at home and then threw on some heels and I was ready to head out to dinner.
Now back to that board! It was the perfect thing to graze on during the day with everyone doing little projects here and there.
Here’s How I Made my Festive Charcuterie Board
Rosemary layered in a “garland like” formation to mimic greenery (I dusted it with powdered sugar to make it look like snow.)
Variety of cheeses for everyone in our family: Belletoile Triple Cream Brie, Torero Matador Sheep’s Milk Manchego, Portofino Parmigiano Reggiano, local aged cheddar, hot pepper cheese, and Swiss. Also, I added a cranberry cheese spread from our country store.
Breads & Crackers: Simple Mills Gluten Free Almond Flour Crackers (all varieties), fresh out of the oven French baguettes, Utz Pretzel Rods, Firehook Garlic Thyme Crackers, John Wm. Macy’s Cheese Sticks.
Sweet & Savory: Dried apricots, hot pepper jam, grapes, caramel corn, varieties of chocolate.
Extras: Marinated olives, shelled pistachios, hot sopressata, uncured Genoa salami.
I filled in spaces with cranberries and pine cones for a little extra festive flair.
Do you love assembling charcuterie boards as much as I do??
I think we will need a repeat next weekend too!
I can’t wait to share more holiday cheer with you in the days ahead! I have some fun things coming up close to home and from home of course! Home for the holidays has a whole new meaning this year and we are doing our best to bring the merry and bright!