Charcuterie Board Night: Making Dinner Easy

Mommy, I’m hungry!

Mommy, what’s for dinner?

I’m Not a Chef!

I can admit that I’m not the best cook. Some nights, I just don’t even feel like trying to come up with a meal. That doesn’t stop my family from being hungry though! With the kids growing tired of macaroni, grilled cheese sandwiches, or cereal, I had to come up with a new dinner idea.

Lazy Mom = Best Dinner Ever!

Introducing weekly charcuterie board nights! This has quickly become my kids’ favorite meal, and for me, it is one of the easiest. My family thinks that charcuterie board nights are special and fun when in reality I’ve just put whatever I could find in the fridge and pantry onto a wooden tray. The charcuterie board night is just my lazy mom hack that looks harder and fancier than it really is.

Charcuterie Board Staples

I try to keep various crackers, cheeses, trail mix, pickles, nuts, and pepperoni on hand. I look for items that have a longer shelf life or will last a decent amount of time in the refrigerator. There are no rules though! Just throw on whatever you can find! Fresh fruits and vegetables are always a healthy add-on to the board.

Preparing the Board

On charcuterie board nights, I pull a bunch of things out and let my kids help decide what to include. They like to fit everything on the board together like a puzzle and pick out certain things for themselves. I usually include some type of dessert or candy as well, which is always the first thing gone! I’ve also had success with holiday-themed boards, like all red for Valentine’s Day or all green for St. Patrick’s Day.


Gather Around and Enjoy!

I hope you enjoy prepping and eating this quick meal as much as we do! Please let me know if you try it out and what items you include on your board.


Elizabeth Boudreaux
Elizabeth and her husband Nicholas have been married for 13 years. They live in Geismar with their 3 children, Addison (9), Parker (5), and Laurel (2). She is from Franklin, LA and moved to Baton Rouge after receiving her Master’s in Business Administration from Southeastern Louisiana University. She is a Budget Administrator for the Department of Public Safety. She relies on sarcasm, a dry sense of humor, and the occasional cocktail to deal with the daily demands of motherhood. She loves crawfish, clean sheets, vacuuming, and the latest crime documentary on Netflix.


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