New Year’s Eve Charcuterie

Hello friends, it’s the last day of 2018!! We’re planning a pretty low key evening at home with good friends and yummy food and drinks.  I put together this New Year’s Eve Charcuterie with inspiration from a fabulous new book, On Boards by Lisa Dawn Bolton. In her book, Lisa walks you step by step through the basics: what you’ll need and how to arrange a great board! There’s lots of inspiration, how to’s and recipes perfect for your next gathering, party or romantic evening at home.

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The board I created was inspired by Lisa’s Baby, It’s Cold Outside board.  I began by laying out all the items for my board.  I started with the larger items first (the bowls of olives and nuts) followed by the cheese, meat and bread sticks.  I finished off with the apricots and rosemary for garnish.  Setting the board on white linen or cheesecloth and adding greens and pinecones adds a festive feel that’s perfect for the holidays.

The coated chèvre looks fancy, but it’s surprisingly easy. Just crush the nuts and dried fruit in a bag and roll and press the chèvre into it. Voila!

The nuts can be warmed in the oven for 10 minutes with a sprig of rosemary for a delightful aroma.

I paired this board with bubbly because it’s NYE, but red wine or a gin-based cocktail would also be lovely

I took down the stockings and added this fun NYE garland to the mantel.  I’ll be enjoying the rest of my holiday decor for a couple more days. If you’re looking for a new cocktail to try, you can check out last year’s Rio Red Grapefruit And Rosemary Cocktail recipe.

For your shopping convenience, I’ve linked some items to inspire your own charcuterie board:

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I hope you liked my New Year’s Eve Charcuterie board and hope you’ll give it a try! I want to take this opportunity to thank you for supporting my blog and all of your positive comments and encouragement both here and over on my Instagram page.  It inspires me to keep doing what I do and means so very much to me!

wishing you a happy, healthy and fabulous 2019!!

Judy xo

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