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Well.. what do you think of my latest Christmas movie snack!? I got out some of our favorite snacks last weekend and was going to spread them out on a board for movie night. I turned on Michael Buble’s Christmas album and before I knew it I had a Christmas tree in front of me! I was quite impressed with myself (doesn’t take much when it comes to cooking or preparing food.) I was especially impressed with my cheese star because I didn’t have a cookie cutter that size and I had to whittle it myself.
It took me 3 tries.
I ate a lot of cheese in the process. Ha.
My girls came downstairs for the movie and were equally impressed with my Christmas tree snack board (it doesn’t take much to impress them either). Everyday snacks just look tastier when they are laid out like this.. right!? El wanted a pic with the Christmas tree.
And so did Ad. After we snapped some pictures we called the boys and devoured it in no time. My whole crew loved it and I see many more Christmas tree snack boards with Michael Buble in my future. (I can think of worse things!) I ordered this so that I can be a little more efficient next time.
And eat less cheese.
The board I used for my Christmas tree snack is one of my favorites and is back in stock! I actually own three of them I love it so much. It’s just the perfect size for snack boards and for decorating. I’ve currently got two of the treasure & bond boards on my family room shelves behind my reindeer. :)
Cheese boards, serving boards, cutting boards (whatever you want to call them!) are honesty one of my all time favorite things. I use them every single day. They are perfect for every day snacks and for entertaining. I also love getting extra use out of them by adding them to my decor. You can use cheese boards as a beautiful wooden backdrop to special items like I did this year on my entertainment center shelves.
A couple of years ago in the Fall I layered and displayed several boards on my mantel.
Cheese boards always look beautiful layered behind a cook top/range!
I also love displaying items on top of boards on coffee tables..
and kitchen tables. And entry tables and console tables. All the tables are better with a board!
So are all of the shelves. In my humble opinion. :)
The holidays are such a fun time to use cheese boards for snacks. This charcuterie board was one of my favorites! My friend (who is an amazing cook) helped me with this fancy spread for my Christmas pj party a couple of years ago.
When it’s me on my own my boards turn out MUCH simpler. And much more kid friendly. Ha. I love throwing snacks like this together on a board for my kids to snack on. (This is the same board I used for my tree.. perfect size!)
What I love about snack boards is that you can literally use whatever you have in your fridge and pantry! There is no wrong way to do it! Pull together any fruits and veggies and meats and crackers and cheese that you already have on hand and when you lay them out on a cheese board they magically look delicious! Trust me.. your kids will devour whatever you serve when you serve it on a board. I’ve tested this theory with broccoli and it has an 89% success rate. Not bad if you ask me.
One of my all time favorite gifts to give for Christmas and birthdays is a beautiful cheese board with a book! For years I’ve given one of my favorite books, Platters & Boards with a cheese board as a gift. This year I discovered and fell hard for the book Savor which is similar and would also be perfect to pair with a cheese board for someone special.
Or for yourself! Because you owe it to your kids.. right!? I mean.. 89%.. just sayin.
I’ve rounded up some of my favorite cheese boards below! Most of them you’ve seen throughout my home. :)
Enjoy your day and I’ll be back soon! Not sure what I’ll be sharing next, but with Michael Buble’s Christmas music playing in the background..
anything is possible.
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