Epic Grilled Breakfast Charcuterie Board

Serve an Epic Grilled Breakfast Charcuterie Board filled with grilled meat, cheese, and soft boiled eggs. Add fruit and summer jams for easy entertaining.

Today I’m writing about JOY! For me, what makes me happy is never “stuff” (because I know it will never last), nor food, like this Epic Grilled Breakfast Charcuterie Board, which is so dang good.

Epic Grilled Breakfast Charcuterie Board

You may have already tried my EPIC Best Bacon Breakfast Charcuterie Board (seriously the best bacon!)  Or my Scrambled Egg Brunch Charcuterie Board, filled with the ultimate breakfast ingredients (and fresh summer apricots!).

I find joy in making my epic boards and hosting others in our home. Our home is not fancy, by any means. In fact, serving dinner boards, or charcuterie boards, is a very casual way to host! And hosting is truly about the people!

Entertaining: it’s not about you, it’s all about them.

Ingredients for breakfast charcuterie

Think breakfast ingredients, like bratwurst (you can grill them), bacon and eggs! You can make your own crostini or buy crackers or bread. Add in your favorite cheese, meats, and fresh fruit.

Of course, the final touch is summer jams and butter (lemon pear marmalade, peach bellini jam from Trader Joe’s, and raspberry jam).

If you’re not a fan of a sweet breakfast, then this board is ideal for you :)

24-inch Charcuterie Board

Friends, here is the board that I LOVE. It’s 24-inches in diameter with a 2-inch lip. A “lip” is the secret to the best charcuterie or dinner board, because the food does not fall off.

You can buy in 2 sizes.

Here are the LINKS:

LARGE Hand-Carved Gabrielle Tray – 24 inches round. Buy >> HERE (affiliate link)

SMALL Hand-Carved Gabrielle Tray – 18-inches round. Buy >> HERE (affiliate link)

Rememember it says it is “not food safe,” so you need to prepare the board by either laying down parchment paper under the food, or you can “season” it like we did.

Here are a few other options:

Courtland Wooden Lazy Susan – 18-inch round. Buy >> HERE (affiliate link)

LAZY SUSAN is a board that spins. It does NOT have a lip, but it’s cool for the center of the table.

Here’s an 18-inch wine barrel wood board or a 24-inch hammered large round tray or a 26-inch stainless steel serving platter that you may also like! Check out the weight on these boards.

How to season a Charcuterie Board

If a wood board says it “not food safe,” you can lightly sand it down with sand paper, and rub down with beeswax and mineral oil.

We used this butcher block and cutting board oil conditioner after we lightly sanded the board down.

Or, lay down parchment paper! Easy peasy!

How to make an epic breakfast charcuterie board

  1. On an epic board, arrange the food (make it pretty!), laying it down flat (easy to serve). Of course, don’t place the “hot” food down until you’re ready to dig in!
  2. Make your own crostini by slicing a baguette and sprayin with olive oil on both sides. Sprinkle lightly with Sea salt on one side. In a hot oven, toast each side for about 1 minute.
  3. Grill the bratwurst and cook the bacon. Make sure the eggs are pre-cooked, peeled and cooled in the fridge.
  4. Grill the tomato slices by spraying with olive oil and placing on the grill for a couple minutes on each side. (Optional to use fresh tomatoes without grilling them.)
  5. Prepare a large board with a tray or plate for the center (for the meat and the eggs).
  6. Place the butter and jellies in small bowls.
  7. Arrange the remaining ingredients on the board. Serve right away when the hot meat is added!

Happiness and joy

Happiness is so much more about looking at our blessings, and not at material things that can weigh us down.

But joy is even deeper than happiness, and it lasts longer than being excited–it’s satisfying, rich and full.

This morning I find myself feeling the cool morning air, as all of the windows and doors are open in the house. I’m in a quiet place of reading and enjoying creation and listening to the morning sounds. I’m deeply aware of the Creator and so many blessings. It’s not really a happy feeling, but a deeper feeling within my soul.

I’ve been thinking this past week, about how I can change up my routine and add a few elements of both happiness and joy into my life this week.

8 ways to bring joy into your life

Do what you love. Maybe it’s music, art, being with people, the outdoors, learning new things. Do what you love, because it brings a sense of fulfillment. Go in search of what inspires you deeply – Look for God – and then share it with others.

  1. Do something for others. Keep it simple – bake, bring a meal, give a ride, take someone out to coffee and listen to their story, help a neighbor, volunteer!
  2. Connect with people. Our relationships can have an almost magical effect on our happiness. Connect with new or old people, and learn more about their lives, which can be very inspiring.
  3. Value experiences over things. Things are nice, but the joy we get from experiences lasts longer. For example, our family time is much better when we get into the outdoors and experience something new together, and just talk. You will have those memories for a long time.
  4. Cultivate your courage. Identify your strengths and the areas in your life where you could be a little more courageous. Get involved in something bigger than yourself, or something you really believe in. Lean in, show up (as Bob Goff says).
  5. Learn how to give a compliment. A sincere compliment boosts one’s morale, and can uplift someone’s spirits. A whole new world can open up when you start genuinely looking for positive things in others, sharing words that build them up! It’s freeing to be able to give a compliment and mean it. I’m always amazed at the people that I meet who do not know how to do this.
  6. Learn and grow from what you read or what podcast you listen to daily. Set aside time to pray, settle into “quiet.” Embrace the solitude. For me, it’s walking in nature.
  7. Host a dinner party. People need one another. Host a breakfast or brunch and make one large Breakfast Charcuterie!

Hopefully #7 will be on your joy and happiness list very soon:)

Happy Hosting, Friends!

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Epic Grilled Breakfast Charcuterie Board

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Breakfast
Keyword: breakfast charcuterie, epic charcuterie board
Servings: 12

Ingredients

  • 24 crostini make your own or use crackers or bread
  • Olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • 2 packages Trader Joe's uncured Bavarian Bratwurst grilled
  • 8 soft boiled eggs halved
  • 12 strips bacon cooked
  • 3 large tomatoes grilled
  • 1 large cucumber thinly sliced
  • 2-4 oz salami slices
  • 12 slices cheese different varieties
  • Mozzarella cheese balls small
  • Butter
  • Lemon-pear Marmalade
  • Peach Bellini Jam
  • Raspberry Jam
  • 1 triple cream brie
  • 1 pint raspberries
  • 1 pint blackberries

Instructions

  • Make your own crostini by slicing a baguette and sprayin with olive oil on both sides. Sprinkle lightly with Sea salt on one side. In a hot oven, toast each side for about 1 minute.
  • Grill the bratwurst and cook the bacon. Make sure the eggs are pre-cooked, peeled and cooled in the fridge.
  • Grill the tomato slices by spraying with olive oil and placing on the grill for a couple minutes on each side. (Optional to use fresh tomatoes without grilling them.)
  • Prepare a large board with a tray or plate for the center (for the meat and the eggs).
  • Place the butter and jellies in small bowls.
  • Arrange the remaining ingredients on the board. Serve right away when the hot meat is added! ENJOY!

3 comments on “Epic Grilled Breakfast Charcuterie Board”

  1. How  many people are you feeding?

    • Hi, Kathy! It depends if you’re serving other dishes with this, or just by itself. Really depends on the size of the group and if it’s the main meal or additional food. I’d say 12 though.

  2. Such great thoughts on joy! That board looks amazing too!

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