Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Impromptu Entertaining - Do Drop In

Ever have a few people or just one person drop by unannounced and wind up talking for hours? It is always a good idea to have a few items on hand for these moments, especially if the company is good and things are flowing effortlessly. You don't want to interrupt the flow by needing to run to the store for some food or drink. I often call it the the Do Drop In Kit". Make up your own kit based on your life, your friends, family etc. here is an example:

2-3 Bottles of wine (Red or white) or Soda
A box of assorted crackers. I prefer the more upscale ones with a variety of cracker shapes and taste
    or cookies or chips and dip/salsa
2-3 Small cheese wedges (Your favorites if you prefer over dip and salsa)
Last but not least, cookie dough, preferably the kind that can be frozen. These are always a hit, especially warm out of the oven and take no time to prepare.

As you can see, just a few staple items and you can create a variety of mini bites to nibble. This is not to have you stock your refrigerator or pantry just some simple items that you may pick up at the grocery store, but would also consume in your everyday life with or without guests.

Happy Hosting!
Lisa Elliott

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