I hope all of you had a wonderful Easter! I really enjoyed spending time with my family, including a 4 month old baby! It was wonderful. We kept it easy and relaxed. No stress, just pure enjoyment.
Keeping it simple while entertaining is key to making sure you get to enjoy yourself. I know that we all want to impress our guest with how amazing of a hostess we can be, but why? Will our family truly love us any less if the place settings aren’t perfect? Or if we don’t pull the perfectly cooked ham out of the oven in our Sunday best and heels? Honestly…… Flats are perfectly acceptable. 🙂
But you can keep it simple and still look like a rock star. A well plated cheese tray is the best way to do it. (And you can even do it in heels.)
Here is all you need to put together a great cheese tray (in my opinion).
2 types of Italian meat (I like salami and proscuitto)
3 types of cheese (I always include Boursin because it’s spreadable)
Does it really get much easier than that?
On this cheese tray I had salami and kielbasa (I am Polish, after all). I had Boursin cheese, Stilton, and a Merlot Cheddar. Mild, medium and pungent. Grapes and gluten free crackers rounded it out. And a little sprig of basil for color.
Just arrange them lovingly on a tray and viola! It’s done. A simple appetizer that took 2 minutes to pull together and that everyone will eat.
I also like to serve sweet pepper jelly poured over a block of Neufchatel cheese. 30 seconds and you are done. It’s perfectly spreadable and a crowd pleaser.