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15 Pantry staples for unexpected guests

November 19, 2012 by admin in Food, Homepage Slider, Lifestyle


Yes, you can entertain in style when unexpected guests show up at your door. Here are some foods to keep in your pantry that will help throw an impromptu reception together in minutes.

  1. A bottle of white or red wine
  2. Bread sticks
  3. Olive tapenade
  4. Crackers
  5. Aged Canadian Cheddar
  6. Olives
  7. Marinated peppers
  8. Grapes
  9. Nuts:  walnuts, almonds, pecans
  10. Canned crab meat – just mix with mayo for a dip with a few drops of lemon juice
  11. Thin crust frozen pizza – we love Dr Otteker’s Ristorante Pizza Mozzarella
  12. Cherry tomatoes
  13. Dried apricots
  14. Prosciutto ham
  15. Toothpicks

Whip a dip in a minute or place finger foods on skewers and toothpicks for finger food appetizers. Turn the music on and have fun!