Yumminess in a jar.
You can spread this over crackers plain or with brie.
You can melt it down and serve as a sauce
over icecream or pie.
You can use it as a condiment for meat.
You can eat it straight – well, maybe not that.
5. Fresh Fruit – esp. Apples, Grapes and citrus
Not everyone keeps these on hand,
but they really should.
They are an easy snack to fancy up.
They can fancy up any dish really.
They can make a super easy dessert served
with ice cream or melted chocolate
6. Shrimp, Crab Meat, Smoked Salmon
Served alone, or even to fancy up dishes like
plain old mac and cheese.
Smoked salmon on toast with cream cheese and spinach.
Make a wrap or a dip or as an addition to salad.
Serve on crackers for an appetizer.
Serve in a dish with seafood sauce.
Serve in glass dessert bowls, like a cocktail.
7. Swedish Toasts or non-generic crackers (like rice crackers or paris toasts)
One of my personal favs.
They are great any time of day.
They can be made savory or sweet.
8. Canned Chickpeas
These are great to be thrown into a salad.
Or a hot dish like chili
Or mashed into a dip like hummus.
Or toasted in the oven with olive oil and eaten like nuts
Or Served with lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper
Made spicy or plain.
9. Gingerale, Juices
This is great to have on hand to turn any drink
into a “sparkly drink”.
Its also great to serve with citrus slices served up
on the side of the glass.
Its also handy to have on hand for upset stomach.
10. A really good Olive Oil
and a Really Good Balsamic Vinegar
These are essential for salads
These are great to drizzle
on a plate and serve with crusty bread.
or over tomatoes and sprinkle with sea salt.
These can be used to make sauces for other dishes.
11. A variety of Pickles and Olives
Served alone with the bread and oil mentioned above.
Or to snazz up something like tuna salad.
Or to add to appetizers.
12. A variety of nuts and dried fruits
like cranberries, raisins, currants, etc
Toast them to add to dishes.
Used to spice up salads or veggie dishes.
Throw into melted chocolate to make bark.
Chop up and top desserts with them.
Glaze with brown sugar and butter, or spices.