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Did unexpected visitors make unexpected plans to come over unexpectedly? Don’t they know you had a weekend full of plans to do… Uh… Stuff? And things? And maybe go places, or something?
Perhaps you didn’t have plans – but you certainly weren’t planning on having any unexpected visitors! The bad news is, you’ll probably have to power clean the house. The good news is, a quick tidy combined with any of these just as quick recipes will have your guests wowed enough to want to make plans to come over again. Is that a good thing or a bad thing? I guess that’s up to you, and how much you enjoy making any of these delectable goodies.
I’ve eaten this at the houses of friends and families (when I was an unexpected visitor, hehe), and they’ve all used the term ‘crack’ to describe it. I want to say it’s because it cracks and crumbles when you eat it, but unfortunately I’m pretty sure this irresistible treat acquired its name because of how addicting it is. Seriously, expect to be fighting for the last piece.
Another personal favorite treat of mine is a good mozzarella stick – and these ones are great. When it comes to recipes, it doesn’t get much easier than ‘wrap cheese’ followed by ‘fry cheese’, with the third step being ‘eat cheese’. If you’re looking to make a platter to entertain lots of people, a block of Mozza might be easier to work with than a plethora of cheese strings.
Who doesn’t love Mac and Cheese? Entertaining unexpected visitors or not, this easy, peasy, cheesy recipe is a winner in my books. If you feel like experimenting with this already super satisfying snack, try using a mix of cheeses like monterrey & pepper-jack cheese, or sprinkle in some of the leftover bacon from making the Maple Bacon Crack. I’m totally kidding, there’s no such thing as ‘leftover bacon’!
Need a snack that you can graze on without worrying about packing on the poundage? These fiber filled chickpeas might be what you’re looking for. These two-step treats can be made in all kinds of different ways if you aren’t a lover of spicy foods. For extra options, try making a batch and experimenting with small portions of multiple flavours.
Say you like the idea of a healthy snack you can flavour to suit your tastes, but aren’t a fan of turning on the oven. After all, it is all the way across the kitchen. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. These savory sweet potato chips can actually be cooked in the microwave. That’s one small step for laziness, and a series of small steps back to the couch. As a bonus, because these take so little time to make, you can make more on the go pretty easily.
In conclusion, there we have five super simple, super quick recipes you can use to wow your unexpected visitors (and guests you ARE expecting)! And probably in less time than it took for you to power through those dirty dishes that have been piling up.
Have a suggestion or a quick recipe you use for your unexpected visitors? Let us know about it in the comment section below!