And now ALL THINGS COOKERY, KITCHEN & TABLE #36...our continuing 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....click on the photos and links.
#36: MORE BUDGET CHARCUTERIE BOARD IDEAS--PART TWO--HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING (SEE PART ONE BUDGET CHARCUTERIE BOARDS HERE)
--Never underestimate the power of an "upgraded cream cheese" for your charcuterie board----SO GOOD----check out this herb infused CREAM CHEESE SPREAD (AND CHIVE DIP TOO) from BACKYARD PATCH HERBAL BLOG HERE.
--Yes good feta can be pricey---but you can buy a little and extend it into a wonderfully tasty WHIPPED FETA SPREAD; CHECK OUT THIS RECIPE FROM AHEAD OF THYME.
--EVERY BOARD NEEDS A MUSTARD CONDIMENT; HERE'S A QUICK RECIPE FOR A SMALL DIPPING BOWL: SWEET & SPICEY MUSTARD CONDIMENT: 3 TABLESPOONS OF YOUR FAVORITE STONE GROUND MUSTARD; one finely minced scallion, including the green part(!), six finely minced raisins---golden or brown raisins it makes no difference---one teaspoon honey---and finally 1/2 TEASPOON CAYENNE PEPPER. Give it a quick stir and ta-da! Done.
--So you've set your budget of $25 for your board. Here's some advice from
BOARDS ON A BUDGET WITH THE BAKERMAMA
HOW TO BUILD A BEAUTIFUL BOARD FOR $25---CLICK HERE.
--A REMINDER: SOME COMMERCIAL BRAND CHEESE BOARD ITEMS WE LOVE! GOYA OLIVES, SARGENTO THIN SLICED SHARP CHEDDAR, BOAR'S HEAD BABY BELL SWISS, BOAR'S HEAD PEPPERONI, CABOT'S EXTRA SHARP BLOCK CHEESE AVAILABLE AT APPLE FARM AND Bel Gioioso Italian Cheeses also at APPLE FARM
SEE THE LAST EDITIONS OF EVERYTHING CROTON'S ALL THINGS COOKERY, KITCHEN AND TABLE AT:
#35: SOME SIMPLE, STRESS-FREE, AND MORE INFLATION FIGHTING DESSERTS https://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2021/11/everything-crotons-all-things-cookery_12.html
#34: THE ANNUAL REQUEST---HOW TO COOK THE TURKEY---REDUCED FAT GRAVY RECIPE--& BUDGET SIDE DISHES https://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2021/11/everything-crotons-all-things-cookery.html
P.S. WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND A VISIT TO SECOND MOUSE CHEESE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON https://www.secondmousecheese.com/
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