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Do you entertain a good bit during the holidays? We do and today I am going to share one of my go-to entertaining tricks… a beautiful appetizer board. A few years back, I invested in a large beautiful cutting board and I have used it countless times.
During this time of year, it is used so much and I love mixing up a few simple ingredients that I can just pick up and set out. I’m going to step you through the process and you will look like you are the queen of entertaining in no time!
Start with a large cutting board. If you don’t have one, you can also use a tray. I like to use a cutting board because I always choose one or two cheeses that can be cut. Today I am using Boursin® Garlic & Fine Herbs Cheese that I picked up from my local Wal-Mart store. They also have these other yummy flavors:
- Boursin® Red Chili Pepper
- Boursin® Cranberry & Spice
- Boursin® Basic & Chive
- Boursin® Cracked Black Pepper
- Boursin® Cranberry & Apple
Boursin® Garlic & Fine Herbs Cheese can be found in the gourmet cheese refrigerated case at your local Wal-Mart. Boursin® Garlic & Fine Herbs Cheese is the perfect texture of creamy and crumbly and tastes delicious on gourmet crackers.
It is always a crowd-pleaser and looks very fancy on your appetizer board. Did I mention how delicious it is? Oh-so-good! Right now there is a $1 rebate on Ibotta, as well. What a great deal!
Now is the time that you can add some great nibbles and treats as we call them. I’ve added salami slices, sweet and spicy pecans, and sweet cherries. You can get really creative here and use any other meats, fruits or vegetables.
I thought that the appetizer board turned out so well. Now, as promised… I’m going to share some of my hostess with the mostess secrets.
First… add some fun lights. I know it sounds crazy to put lights on a table, but it adds so much pizzazz to your display and your guests will be drawn to the table. Second, make sure that you have a great grouping of textures, colors, and types of food. Finally, use table linens. Here I used a blanket that was from Wal-Mart and it made the cutting board literally jump off of this wooden table. Now you are ready for an upscale food display and you didn’t even have to bake. What are some of your no-fail holiday entertaining tips?