Hey y’all! It’s Becca here from www.drivingmissmacey.com  (www.Instagram.com/drivingmissmacey)! I’m a millennial who grew up on Lunchables, so I love a charcuterie board! When I saw the Summer 2023 Lazy Suzan, I knew it would be the perfect base for my favorite lunch, dinner…or really any time, snack!  

I affectionately call this charcuterie board the “whatever is in my fridge” meal…but make it pretty! Elevate your snack this way, I promise you’ll love it! It can also make the perfect snack display when you're entertaining in a pinch!

I started off with my lazy suzan + a pretty paper plate. I didn’t feel like washing my lazy suzan, so this is a great way to avoid that.


Any good charcuterie board has these items:

  1. A delicious cheese
  2. A salty cracker 
  3. Something a little sweet
  4. Something a little spicy
  5. A good nut

Here, you can see all those things.

I started with my favorite sharp cheddar cheese, the best almond crackers (simple mills, try them if you haven’t - so good), then I added a dried apricot and some sliced apples for sweetness and my all-time favorite must-have for a charcuterie board…Trader Joe’s sweet and spicy jalapeños. These perfectly top any cheese and cracker combo, trust me! Then, for health's sake, I added some almonds. I personally prefer a truffled almond but I didn’t have those on me today. 


One thing that is super helpful when building a cute charcuterie plate is to use fun bowls and cups to make the format more interesting. I like to use some tiny metal cups for nuts and jalapeños, and my apples are sitting in a little glass waffle-cone bowl. These elements add visual interest and help bring the whole thing together. 


My husband and I shared this little snack plate for lunch today and I do have to say, it was pretty good! Use these simple tips for a cute snack look for when your friends pop by or for a fun date night!

What do you like to put on your charcuterie plate? Share with us below!


About the Author:
Becca is in her early 30’s and lives just outside Seattle with her husband, whom she met on Tinder (crazy right!?), and her two kids Macey and Harrison. Life is pretty full with two young kids but in her “free time” Becca loves a good mani-pedi, outside time with her family in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, or a day-date to bubble tea with her daughter. You can find her on Instagram here: www.Instagram.com/drivingmissmacey or her blog: www.drivingmissmacey.com