15 Pantry staples for unexpected guests
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.
- A bottle of white or red wine
- Bread sticks
- Olive tapenade
- Aged Canadian Cheddar
- Marinated peppers
- Nuts: walnuts, almonds, pecans
- Canned crab meat – just mix with mayo for a dip with a few drops of lemon juice
- Thin crust frozen pizza – we love Dr Otteker’s Ristorante Pizza Mozzarella
- Cherry tomatoes
- Dried apricots
- Prosciutto ham
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!