You hang up the phone and stare off into space, panic slowing bubbling up in your throat. You completely forgot your in-laws were coming the weekend, and we don’t just mean your partner’s parents. We are talking a full-fledged family reunion, one with a ton of random cousins and their kids. Your house has to be cleaned, your table needs to be set, and your menu has to be prepped.
The good news is if your home is just a stop on their journey, you can treat this like a fun, impromptu party. The best way to do that is to think about your menu realistically. You need something delicious and impressive, and you need it fast.
Finding inspiration for a party doesn’t have to be an impossible task. Turning to favorite household snacks for a little head start is a great way to give guests a snack like you never have before. No longer is a chip or pretzel destined to just sit in a bowl for arbitrary snacking. With a trusted chip, you can transform any appetizer into a posh mini meal.
Combining the salty crunch of a snack like Pretzel Crisps with the decadence of a chocolate strawberry or the heartiness of a mini po’boy can transform the way you look at simple snacks. From the delicious duck seared breast bites to the simple taste of a mini “deli” sandwich, we found some inventive ways to enjoy these party staples. So don’t get stressed about unexpected guests, welcome them with a tasty plate featuring one of these simple recipes!