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Drop-in guests at holidays

gardencook | Dec 4, 201106:02 AM

Although we may have drop-in guests at other times, at the holidays in particular, we have people stop by to say hello. This is often unplanned, so I like to have some foods on-hand that I can pull out for a small bite with a glass of wine. A few are store-bought, but I like to make my own. If nothing else, we always have olives/pickles, cured meats, cheeses and fruit that I can quickly assemble.

What things do you keep on hand? I particularly like warm hors d'oeuvres that can be kept in the freezer and heated/cooked through in under 20 minutes. In general I am thinking of savory bites, not desserts, but am open to any ideas people have.

(I tried to search for old threads, and while I found some good appetizer threads, I am thinking specifically of things that are good to prepare at the last minute when caught off guard.)

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