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worship--in short, EVERYTHING CROTON.
Announcing ALL THINGS
COOKERY, KITCHEN & TABLE....a popular series here at the blog for
all you cooking enthusiasts out there---recipes, tips, local shopping,
interesting links....we'll keep it light and joyful (when
possible!)...AND NOW.....in no particular order...
#33, ALL THINGS COOKERY, KITCHEN & TABLE--BUDGET CHARCUTERIE BOARD OPTIONS
With inflation and supply chain woes escalating, those of us hosting holiday get-togethers might be tempted to dispense with the often pricey charcuterie board (a.k.a. cheese platter)........but not to worry. With a little creativity, it is possible to still have a beautiful and tasty board for your guests without breaking the bank. Here are some options:
------MAKING THOSE SHOT-GLASS ROSES; a how-to from Paula Naumcheff https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCVCNkV7Rg8
------MAKING A CUCUMBER ROSE; a how-to from Manualidades EN 5 MINUTOS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-Wi5KqnVtE
------HOW TO CUT EVERY CHEESE FROM EPICURIOUS; MORE AT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTgm36y884c
------FROM GRILLED CHEESE SOCIAL, How To Build A Beautiful Yet Cheap Cheese Board for Under $30 https://grilledcheesesocial.com/2019/02/03/cheap-cheese-plate-under-30-dollars/
-----SOME HELP FROM CROTON SHOPRITE https://www.facebook.com/ShopRite.Croton/photos/a.1107268739337548/4644521688945551/
------EPIC CHARCUTERIE BOARD ON A BUDGET FROM BESSIE BAKES; MORE HERE
------LOOKING FOR SOME CHEESE GUIDANCE? SECOND MOUSE CHEESE in Pleasantville is definitely an option https://www.secondmousecheese.com/
------TRIED AND TRUE---BUDGET FRIENDLY BUT ALSO VERY TASTY TOO--Boars Head Baby Bell Swiss and their Boars Head Mortadella too
-----APPLE FARM has an outstanding selection of cured and other specialty salami and cured meat products. And BELGIOSI ITALIAN CHEESES; budget friendly and excellent; find them at Apple Farm here.
------OLIVES CAN BE PRICEY; fortunately Goya has tasty and economical alternatives that don't skip on flavor. Check out their "tapas platter" video here.
------ JOSHUA WEISSMAN, Charcuterie boards have a tendency to be overly expensive. I’m talking about dropping between $100-$300 on a single board! And yeah, I understand the quality of food you’re buying is worth it... but we can definitely make some great choices for cheaper that ultimately taste and look the same. SEE AND READ MORE AT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oYRPD5UBPM&t=132s
P.S. PLEASE NOTE: These are the correct ingredients for the Serrano Habanero Gastrique---mentioned in the video---Ingredients -
1 cup (240 ml) vinegar
1 cup (225g) sugar
1 Shallot, thinly sliced
Habanero Pepper, thinly sliced
Serrano Pepper, thinly sliced...
------RIDICULOUSLY GOOD CHEDDAR FOR THE PRICE, AVAILABLE AT APPLE FARM; CABOT EXTRA SHARP VERMONT CHEDDAR!
-----GLUTEN FREE CRACKER OPTIONS: NABISCO WHEAT THINS, ORIGINAL.....AND CHECK OUT THIS LIST OF GLUTEN FREE CRACKER BRANDS https://www.verywellfit.com/gluten-free-crackers-562449
AND CROTON SHOPRITE HAS AN ENTIRE AISLE DEDICATED TO GLUTEN-FREE AND RELATED PRODUCTS https://www.verywellfit.com/gluten-free-crackers-562449
-----STEP BY STEP, HOW TO BUILD YOUR CHEESE PLATE.....using what you have....https://www.lifeasastrawberry.com/how-to-make-a-cheese-plate/
SEE THE LAST EDITION OF
#32 ALL THINGS COOKERY, KITCHEN & TABLE--A SPECIAL: HALLOWEEN PARTIES ARE BACK! THE FAMILY EDITION....AT https://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2021/10/32-all-things-cookery-kitchen-table.html
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