I have a wee bit of a love affair with grazing platters and boards.
They are easy to create, are beautiful and so fun to enjoy with friends and family. In my book ‘Inspired Gatherings’ – we created several stylings here at home- and one of them was a simple and beautiful way to share breakfast with your family and guests by creating a breakfast grazing platter.
In the book
We are celebrating the release of my new book this week- which is so exciting but has been a bit of an interesting launch for sure. I just wanted to take a minute and say thank you for all your orders, kind words and patience as book release is rolling out.
I know that so many of you are waiting on your pre-ordered copy of Inspired Gatherings to arrive or waiting to order. The current situation is affecting shipping and all kinds of things – but good news- you CAN order a copy.
I have limited stock of signed copies in my shop at the moment, my publisher has them available and Target just got a shipment in yesterday. And with Amazon- hold tight on your Amazon pre-orders – they should be sending those out very soon. I am So sorry for all the delays and frustration- certainly not ideal for a book launch but hey- I am voting we do a re-do on the launch next week when I share the first giveaway and start fresh there? How does that sound? I have SO much fun planned and I am anxious for everyone to get their books to be able to join in.
And in the mean time- I am sharing a few fun things that are snippets from the book that you can do this weekend with your family- like setting up a grazing breakfast.
What is a ‘Grazing Platter or Board?’
It is all about piling on delicious layer after layer of food. And it can be for any occasion, any meal, all up to you. You can do a cheese platter, a dinner, a summer bbq, a harvest table, breakfast -the list goes on. It is whatever you would like it to be.
What you need
Creating a grazing platter is as simple as setting out various things for whatever meal it is. This was for breakfast- so for this one- it was all about fresh flaky croissants, oatmeal, blueberry topped waffles, granola, toast, lemon bread, fresh fruit, grapefruit, grapes, peaches, kiwi and more.
Start by lining the center of your table with bakers paper or a large breadboard. I started with layering the fruit and then tucked in the other elements like the waffles and oatmeal.
It is really up to you and what types of foods, fruits, etc that you want to serve- the key is piling on the options and amounts.
Tuck your condiments like jam, syrup and butter in and let people serve themselves. The fun thing about a ‘grazing’ table is that everyone can choose what they would like to eat for breakfast- and can nibble on the other things as they wish to.
It is always a big hit – and as simple as picking up different elements at the store and setting everything out that morning.
Add in a pot of french press coffee, tea and juice- and you are ready to start the day with a nourishing meal and conversation. You can also create this for lunch and nibbles by changing what you are layering.
What do you think of this? Are you a fan of ‘grazing platters’ ?
This styling is in my book French Country Cottage Inspired Gatherings– available for purchase now.