What’s that you say? Stopping by for the game that starts in 30 minutes? Oh sure, c’mon!
Being stuck with nothing on hand and unintended company can seem like a nightmare, especially if you don’t keep your cupboards overloaded (like this girl watching her budget).
With football season in full force, you can avoid a drive-by catastrophe by keeping a few key ingredients on hand for tasty snacks that are so easy, I can even throw them together in a moment’s notice (no one has ever mistaken me for a chef).
I stock up when items are on sale at the grocery and most of these purchases have the shelf life of space food (so you know they’re oh-so-healthy) and will last through football season.
Favorites of mine include:
The very difficult task of opening and dumping ingredients into a saucepan can wear one out, so be careful you don’t over do it before company arrives.
Once prepared, serve immediately or you will get a crusty film on the top of your fancy cheese.
You can also never go wrong with little weenies. Some prefer to call them ‘lil smokies. I prefer the term weenie.
And finally, I always buy the 2 for $5 veggies at the grocery but never seem to eat them, thus always have on hand every Saturday.
By the time your football fans roll through, you’ll look like a pro.
You’ll look like you’re an effortless chef of treats (all gluten-free, FYI) and tailgate crashers will be beyond impressed with your culinary skills. What could have turned into a terrifying situation will hardly even be a blip on your radar.
Now, cross your fingers for uninvited company.