My love for cheese knows no bounds. Even though TIME recently pointed out that cheese isn't really like cocaine like the viral headlines told us, if I'm being honest, I don't need an excuse to chow down, straight off the block. I don't discriminate. 80-calorie string cheese, classic creamy brie, or fancy flavors, like the caramelized onion cheddar on this board — I love it all.
But if you must come up with some sort of excuse to indulge, the holidays are pretty much a month built-in for binging, right? Right. So get to it — and don't forget the extras! I put together this cheese board and the accompaniments using leftovers from Thanksgiving. It feels perfectly seasonal and, bonus, it helps clean out the refrigerator.
Customizing something similar to your current pantry is totally doable. Swap out the pecans for whatever nuts you've been meaning to use up, fry up leaves from the brussels sprouts that are about to go bad or infuse your honey with the lavender from the back of your cabinets.