I’m feeling a little cheesy this morning 😯 . Okay, so maybe not exactly cheesy, but who doesn’t love cheese? And apples? Especially in Fall, when apples are at their peak in the North and cheese slides in as a savory partner. I never quite got the whole “slice of cheese on the side of apple pie” thing until I got older. Did your grandma do that? I still don’t do it, but I do understand it better as in my taste buds totally get it. My only issue is that we have to watch our saturated fat around here due to a family history of high cholesterol and heart attacks. So, today I am sharing this “Cheese & Apple Butcher Block Tray” which I think is a pretty healthy idea as long as you don’t go overboard with that beautiful cheese.
Oh, and the butcher block? There’s a story behind that, too…
When we moved into this old house, this HUGE butcher block was inserted inside one of the kitchen drawers so it would slide over the utensils and could be used as a pull-out cutting board. Cute idea? Yes. Functional, NO.
The problem was that there wasn’t enough room under the butcher block to put my utensils. It was ridiculous. So, I pulled it out (it actually slid out very easy) and used it on top of the counter for a little while until I figured out that it was way too big. Washing this thing was a nightmare on Oak Street.
So, when I was invited to join my blog friends for a “Fall Tray Blog Hop” my husband (I was shocked he remembered) pulled this out of the garage. He knew I was looking for a “tray” and thought I might be able to figure something out.
So, I did.
We cut that baby in 4 pieces. My husband measures and cuts really well, so while I can come up with the idea, I couldn’t cut this alone. Please do not try this yourself unless you are very experienced.
FYI: hardware stores will cut wood for you.
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After he cut it and sanded it just a little, I washed it with soap & water, and we added the rustic handles. You can find those here:
TIP: You will need a strong drill bit to get into that strong butcher block if that is what you are using.
Then the fun part came. Putting all of the cheese & apples on it was a delight. I ate one slice, put one down. Ate one slice, put one down. You get the idea.
Don’t you think it’s sharp? 😆
Uh oh. Who put that photo in there? Shh…only the folks that really read my blog post will know that the rustic wreath in the background is coming up next week. You won’t believe what that is made out of.
Wait! There are more trays…
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