Disclosure: I have participated in a paid partnership with Mastro/San Daniele. Opinions in this post are my own.
After a summer of taking a break from packing lunches, responsibility is creeping up on me like the fall weather!
I always start the school year out strong with creative lunches, and this year I really want to keep it up and improve my creativity with my dinners as well! My son recently told me how much he loves it when I make his sandwiches into fun shapes and include surprise notes in his lunch bag, so I knew he took notice of the extra effort I put into his meals.
Although I’m usually strapped for time between the end of school and my son’s next activity, there are a few ways that I can still create a fun and exciting dinner for him! My son’s favourite meal is a lot of fun – it’s a kid’s charcuterie board!
I include as many fun and creative additions to the board as possible so it looks like something that is exciting to eat.
Although my kid’s charcuterie board LOOKS like a lot of work, there are a few tricks I have that can make putting it together a bit easier.
One of those tasty tricks is using Mastro and San Daniele cooked deli meats for my charcuterie board. I often use these particular meats for sandwiches, but it’s just as easy to add some variety to my board and make a whole other meal in a creative way.
To start I add a few things with colour to set the scene for my board. On my board I try to include things that are healthy and fun including fruit, vegetables, crackers, pretzels and more. Doing little things like cutting the cheese slices with a puzzle piece cookie cutter makes the board even more fun to eat.
The star of the show are the light and fresh meats that anchor the board. Mastro Prosciutto Cotto is perfect for rolling tightly and adding to the board in rolls so it’s easy to pop them into your mouth!
I thought the Mastro Capocollo was great for folding so it could be easily paired with the crackers I added to the tray, and the San Daniele Mortadella is perfect to just lightly pile on grab-and-go style!
Once the board is complete it’s easy to pop in the fridge for dinner, and since it doesn’t need to be cooked or even warmed up it is a fast and easy way to serve dinner when things are so busy.
I love that the Mastro and San Daniele meats are such a simple solution to add to my charcuterie board! They are light and fresh and so easy to include.
My son loves this kind of dinner! It’s a lot of fun to eat, and he’s always excited to see what new addition I add each time.
I’d love to share a $1 off coupon to purchase your own Mastro Prosciutto Cotto, Mastro Capocollo or San Daniele Mortadella! Click here to receive your own coupon, and perhaps you will want to put together your own kid’s charcuterie board!
Items in this post may have been provided to me for review, but all opinions are fabulously my own.