What Foods to Always Have on Hand for Instant Entertaining

Sweet and Savory Foods to Always Have on Hand for Instant Entertaining Success

If your house is the drop in house, these are the foods you always need to have in your pantry and freezer. Somewhere in the past year, Chris and I looked at each other and realized we had reached “Peak Adulting” status. People came over unexpectedly, we whipped out freshly baked croissants or cookies or a seasonal selection of meats and cheeses with pickles or produce. Some might say we were “Killing It”. I think it was after a particularly dense styled cheese platter with a specific color palate I had to remind our neighbor we created and styled food for a living so really, we had better be good or we’d be fired.

Depending on the time of day, we go sweet or savory with our instant entertaining snacks. Please know this ‘what to feed unexpected guests’ list hack is not just ‘make a cheese board!’. I’m not here to insult your intelligence. We talk about shelf stable or long lasting fridge items that will help you build a successful snack platter, but it goes much deeper than a half assed suggestion to buy brie at Costco.

To see what we keep on hand for sweet and savory foods to serve unexpected guests, head over to my latest on Inspired Home.

Sweet and Savory Foods to Always Have on Hand for Instant Entertaining Success
Sweet and Savory Foods to Always Have on Hand for Instant Entertaining Success
Sweet and Savory Foods to Always Have on Hand for Instant Entertaining Success
Sweet and Savory Foods to Always Have on Hand for Instant Entertaining Success

Dietitian Nutritionist. My husband Chris and I create food and beverage photos, videos, stopmotions and recipes. And they're really cool.