A charcuterie tray, or a cheese and platter tray, or an antipasto tray are always popular no matter what the occasion, or time of year or where you are. No matter the occasion, they are always a big hit, and especially if you are pressed for time.
I think I told you I have a women’s group I have been meeting with every Monday for a few months now. We changed the time to accommodate my new schedule, and lately it has been at my house. Well, it’s too hot to cook anything, so I made an antipasto tray. However, due to some last minute changes, it did not happen today. That’s OK. I had already made my antipasto platter. I will just put everything away or maybe recreate it into something for dinner.
Aside from these being so easy to make, they are also very versatile. I made mine with a couple of types of cheese, some crackers, dolmas (stuffed grape leaves), 3 different kinds of olives and some sliced hard salami. But as always, you can make them as simple or elaborate as you like, and can use a whole host of ingredients. Just use your imagination and let your taste buds guide you.
I like to make them nice and colorful. Usually, the more colorful your food is, the healthier it is too.
I will just break it down and find other, creative ways of re-using everything. No problem! I am pretty sure I can do this. 🙂
Stay cool. Stay safe and stay well Everyone. ‘Til next time.