Food & Gatherings

Holiday Snacks

January, 2023

Succulent snacks for those unexpected guests

How lucky are we during this holiday season? We can welcome friends and family into our homes for food, laughs and a chance to reconnect. Planned gatherings are always fun, but so are the last-minute invites. Last-minute anything can be stressful so here are a few tricks to feel at ease when invites happen on the fly! 

The following are a few recipes that require some preparation ahead of time. However, they can all be baked from frozen while serving that first cup of coffee or perhaps a signature cocktail! There are also a few tips on stocking some key items in your pantry that are delicious and simple when folks pop by. Remember, it’s less about the food and more about time spent together.

Things to buy

Really you could buy anything you like or think might be fun to put out with coffee, wine and/or cocktails. Here are just a few ideas to get the ball rolling:

  • pita crisps & your favourite store-bought hummous
  • good kettle chips
  • jarred olives, any or all varieties!
  • cornichons
  • dark chocolate
  • dried apricots
  • salted cashews

Remembering that ultimately the driving force behind having people over is not to dazzle them with the menu (this could be a bonus) but to reconnect and foster a sense of community. The food and drinks are just the excuse to make this happen!

Happy entertaining this season!

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