Ideas of Snacks for Unexpected Guests
I am sure we all have faced the situations when we had to feed our friends who have come to visit us all of a sudden. These unexpected visitors usually choose the very moment when only a mouse hangs lonely in your fridge and you have only a vague idea of what you can prepare using your pretty lame cooking skills. I advise you to use one or several of the following recipes in order to save your reputation of a good host. These snacks are easy to make but they are nevertheless tasty.
The first and the simplest dish you can offer to your guests is fruit salad. It cam be made very fast, you need only to cut the fruit you have at your disposal. Besides, you may put in this salad any food you have without following any recipe. The combination of apples and oranges tastes good, but you may also add bananas, kiwis and anything you can find somewhere in the corners of your kitchen. Mix it with some yoghurt and serve it on a beautiful plate. If you have more time to prepare for the visit, you may make your salad look more exotic by putting it in a haft of a pineapple instead of a plate.
Another good snack for your dear but so unexpected friends is canapés. It is a kind of one bite food which looks very effective when properly served. First, you should choose a base for your canapé. It should be some rye bread to take the pressure of the top ingredients. You may even toast your bread in order to make it more solid. The next step is to add some flavor to your snack. Just use some butter or herbs or even garlic to make your snack taste brighter. Then decide on the top components, again, it can be anything you have at hand – shrimps, tomatoes, mushrooms, pepper or salmon. Canapés provide you with the opportunity to use your imagination to a full extent. Besides, you can decorate them with any means you can think about. Your canapés may be hot or cold depending on the time you were left for cooking.
If you do not want to bother yourself with creating more dishes within a short period of time I can recommend you an easy way to make your guests forget about the food. The solution is really simple – offer them drinks. You can make Cape Codder, for example. This cocktail consists of vodka and cranberry juice. Other nice cocktails for your unexpected party are Margarita and Daiquiri. To prepare them you will need some spirit like rum or liqueur and some seasonal fruit or berries. Using some imagination you can create them with any flavor you like.
I know that you know to impress your friends with your cooking skills but sometimes it is more important with whom you eat than what you eat. Just remember it when you get upset by the fact that you can not offer much.