Inviting guests to Charlotte apartments for a party or a special event does not always mean you are prepared. In some cases, last-minute guests will throw off your plans. When you have guests show up suddenly or bring a friend that you did not expect, having a few ideas for extra snacks in mind will allow you to ensure your guests enjoy the visit.
Greek Salad Skewers
Greek salad skewers are a healthy and simple snack that take only a few minutes to prepare and bring out to your guests. Cut cherry tomatoes and pitted olives in half and then cut some thick cucumber slices and quarter the slices. Cut fresh mozzarella cheese into small cubes. Use skewers or toothpicks and put one cherry tomato half, one olive half, a cube of cheese and a cucumber slice on the toothpick. Repeat the process and load the snack onto a plate. You can also provide a small bowl of olive oil for guests who want to dip the skewer in the oil.
Smoked Salmon Crackers
Smoked salmon is a fun snack when you enhance it with a few extra ingredients. For this snack, use a butter cracker or a similar flaky cracker of your choice. Spread a softened cheese, such as Neufchatel cheese or any other soft cheese you prefer, over the cracker. Add your smoked salmon on top of the cheese and sprinkle thin-chopped chives over the top for color and flavor. You can also add thin slices of radish and put horseradish on the side. Finish it up with a sprinkle of black pepper and coarse salt.
Spicy popcorn is a fun party snack when you have unexpected guests. If you have a traditional popcorn popper, then coat the bottom with butter and pop the corn kernels. You can also use microwave popcorn if you do not have a traditional popcorn popper. Put the popcorn in a bowl and toss it with your favorite spices. Use red pepper or chili flakes for a spicy flavor. Add salt and black pepper. You can also add a pinch of coriander or cumin powder for extra flavor. If you prefer a Cajun flavor, then toss your fresh-popped popcorn with Cajun spice mix.
Last-minute guests do not need to throw off your plans for an event. You can address the problem with snacks and foods by focusing on quick-and-easy options that take only a few minutes before you can hand them off to your guests. For more details about entertaining guests or to see available apartments in Charlotte, contact us today.