What a year we’ve had! Be very proud of how you’ve handled 2020.
The silent battles you fought; the moments you needed to humble yourself; the quiet sobs — and wiping those tears; the times when you felt helpless, yet you persevered.
Celebrate your resilience, celebrate your strength and celebrate you.
This year, I decided to celebrate the new year in style with a charcuterie board embellished with the letters “Happy New Year 2021”. Since we’ve been through so much in 2020, I’m really look forward to 2021, and hoping that it will be a better year for all of us.
I created the letters and numbers using cheddar cheese, sliced and created the shapes of letters using a tool. The challenge was making sure that the cheese slices were wide enough for the formation of the letters. It all seemed to have worked out brilliantly.
Boards are a fun addition to any get together. They usually get the most traffic, and offer a great alternative to passed hors d’oeuvres. You can chose to create a theme or just use whatever goodies are available. I usually plan my ingredients and organize the board, so that they can fit on my platter of choice, and are pleasing to the eye. I also try to add a variety of items so that there are lots of options for guests. Here’s another board I recently created.
This board has lots of my favorites and I was excited to sprinkle some cultural additions like sorrel jam and Crix crackers.
Here’s what’s on the board
New year’s charcuterie board
- Smoked gouda cheese
- Chocolate covered raisins
- Parmesan cheese
- Cheddar cheese
- Sorrel jam