Now that we’ve moved home, we have a lot of people ring this doorbell.
I love it.
It’s like Christmas doorbell every day.
You never know who might stop by.
When we lived in Kentucky, visitors were the exception rather than the rule. Cows and deer and chickens and turtles and rabbits and salamanders all stopped by. But real, live people? Not so much.
And now? I want to be ready. I want to welcome people and tell them they are amazing and put on coffee and pour sweet tea and have them pull up a chair in my kitchen and tell them a story and whip something up in minutes.
Something I already have on hand that only takes minutes to prepare.
Something that makes me look like I’m all that and a bag of chips.
Truth? Can I be real? I’m trying to find that. I’ve researched it and I have a few ideas on what you should stock your pantry with for unexpected guests. But I’m running out of ideas. So can we share? I’ll tell you what I’ve tried that works and then maybe you could tell me what works for you.
Together we’ll conquer the world.
Or our pantries.
Whichever comes first.
Idea number one.
I found this on the frozen food aisle.
It is super yummy and heats up in minutes.
I take it out of the container and put it in a cute white bowl and surround it with fancy pita chips. You need extra sturdy chips or crackers with this because it’s so thick.
Idea number two.
My friend just told me about this and it TOTALLY saved me this Christmas.
All you have to do is take the cream cheese and put it on a super cute plate. Then you take about 2/3 cup of jalepeno jelly and dump it all over the top and serve with crackers.
It looks like a chef stopped by your house.
Idea number three.
Nutella and fruit.
I’ve used this with apples, but I think strawberries might be fun too. The guest shows up. You invite them in and give them something to drink. Then you entertain them while you’re washing the fruit and getting it ready.
Put the Nutella in a small white dish on a plate and add the apples or strawberries around it.
Idea number four.
I just found this recipe.
I haven’t tried it yet because it involves three ingredients and that’s almost to my limit.
But it looks so easy and yummy and I think it has rock star potential.
That was four ideas in under four minutes.
And now I’d love to hear any ideas from you.
Something you can make in under 10 minutes.
Something you could keep on hand to make while telling a story.
Okay rock stars.
PS I’ll update the post with some of the ideas in case anyone wants to keep it all in one place. 🙂