Happy flipping Tuesday Loves! I had a fun three-day weekend. Even took pictures for you, but they turned out like crap and well…can’t go posting crap now can I? I’m hoping you had a fun filled three as well?
I know a cheese board sounds like another cheese board 101, like you already know how to put a cheese board together. However, this one is just a little different, because it’s seriously a one stop affordable board with finds at Trader Joe’s and it comes with the bonus of several healthy benefits.
I was craving a snack dinner, because Brad and I were staying home for another round of backgammon war. It’s war now, because I kicked his ass 5 times in a row and he just can’t get over it. Seriously he was pissed off! As of today, we are officially even and ready to go at it again.
Okay, so enter Trader Joe’s and hit the produce first. Grab two garlic bulbs, on honey crisp apple and one bunch of red grapes. Then swish over to the cheese area and look for the English cheddar, a small goat cheese and some creamy Brie. Hold on, we’re not done yet. You still need to grab a box of fig olive crisps, a jar of fig jam and last, but not least raw honey. Nuts are a good addition too, but I happened to have some candied pecans at home. I think a nice savory salty nut would be ideal.
Although a cheese board may not be the healthiest meal, it does offer some healthy benefits. Cheese is a great source of protein and helps to satisfy your appetite. Garlic is flat out packed with tones nutrients and raw honey has anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties. It promotes body and digestive health, is a powerful antioxidant, strengthens the immune system, eliminates allergies, and is an excellent remedy for skin wounds and all types of infections; just to name a few.
For the roasted garlic, cut off the top of the bulb to expose the center cloves; drizzle with olive oil and seal tightly in foil and roast at 350~ for 30 to 40 minutes.
While the garlic is roasting map out your board, so it looks pretty. I like to place the cheese’s on opposite corners and work around them to bring color and texture.