Friday, December 15, 2017

The Best Trader Joe's Charcuterie Board

Happy Friday, friends!  Who is headed to a Christmas party this weekend?  If you're still looking for something to bring, check out my host with all my favorite hostess gifts (click here).  If you're like me and hosting this year, I have the perfect charcuterie board to add to your menu that will impress all your guests and doesn't break the bank.

I absolutely love hosting hors d'oeuvres and appetizer parties.  It's so easy to put things together ahead of time then actually be able to enjoy the party with your guests.  Plus, having a variety of options, like this cheese and meat tray, give friends and family tons of options. 
I work across the street from Trader Joe's, and it's deadly.  I go in at least once each week to grab lunch (their freezer meals like the burrito bowl are so good) and end up with at least two bags of delicious things: fresh produce, wine, some type of chocolate, and usually flowers.  I thought it would be fun to round up some of my favorites that make the best holiday appetizer.  This post was in no way compensated or sponsored by Trader Joe's, these items are just some favorites that I had to share!
Let's start with the meet and cheese, the base of the tray.  Turkey Summer Sausage, Wisconsin sharp cheddar, and cranberry goat cheese are my favorites.  I put these on different corners of the tray and cut a few slices of each to start.  I've found that if the meat and cheese still looks intact, no one will want to reach in to be the first to take a piece.
Next is the crackers.  My absolute favorite are these Fig & Olive Crisps, and they also make Raisin Rosemary and Pumpkin Cranberry that are delicious.  Don't forget some traditional crackers like Golden Rounds or a cracker trio for even more options.
Lastly, the finishing touches might be my favorite.  Fill in all of the open spaces left on the tray with dried fruits, yogurt and/or chocolate covered raisins, or this English Toffee - so good!
There you have it!  Find me one person who can't find something they enjoy on this tray they love - I bet you can't.  Pair this with a couple of bottles of Trader Joe's wine, and you have yourself a party!
What is your favorite party appetizer?

And before you go, one more thing!  Head over to my Instagram page (@megd_taylor) and enter to win Starbucks gift cards for you and a friend to enjoy a holiday drink together!


BLovedBoston said...

Looks so beautiful and delicious girl! trader joes has the best options! xo, biana -BlovedBoston

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

YUM! You can't go wrong with TJ's or charcuterie <3

Green Fashionista

LINDA said...

Such a yummy post! :) Your blog is very inspiring!


Linda from Beauty And Tips

Emily @ Martinis | Bikinis said...

This looks delicious! I love all the fun and different food items TJ's comes out with for different seasons. I'm well overdue for a trip there!

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