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Holiday Entertaining Shopping List

December 11, 2018

This recipe and photos were provided by Sally Roeckell of Table and Dish and were originally published at 365Barrington.com.

If you’re planning a festive party or just have people stopping by unexpectedly it’s easy to pull together a great spread if you stock up on a few items over the holidays. From Thanksgiving to New Year I usually always have a selection of go-to refrigerated and pantry on-hand so that, at any given moment, I can pull out a cutting board and lay out a selection of nibbles that would please just about anyone. If you keep just a few of these items in your kitchen you’ll never be without an appetizer when friends stop over.

Check out my basic list of staples to have on hand and then click here for a few simple ways to use these items to create mouthwatering party appetizers.

From Your Pantry

Nuts

  • Almonds
  • Sugared pecans and pistachios
  • Marcona almonds dusted with Herbs de Provence

Crackers

  • One gluten-free option
  • Rice crackers
  • Rainforest Fig Crackers
  • Ready to bake loaves of French bread

Dried Fruit

  • Apricots
  • Cherries
  • Dates
  • Cranberries

Other

  • Olive oil
  • Honey
  • Jams like sour cherry or fig
  • Quince jam or quince paste

From Your Refrigerator

Cheese

  • Goat cream cheese
  • Spreadable Boursin cheese
  • Fresh mozzarella
  • Ready-made smoked Gouda cheese dip
  • Brie
  • Selection of hard cheeses such as Manchego

Fruits

  • Red or green grapes
  • Somsutra oranges
  • Pomegranates
  • Pears
  • Blackberries
  • Raspberries
  • Lemons and limes

Meats

  • Prosciutto
  • Salami rolls
  • Crab cakes
  • Salmon

Vegetables

  • Baby Parisian cucumbers
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Sliced peppers
  • Radishes
  • Mushrooms, etc.
  • Colorful radicchio or endive

Other

  • Dips
  • Jams
  • Beet Hummus
  • Fresh Rosemary Tree
By Sally Roeckell
Photographer Sally Roeckell specializes in contemporary lifestyle portraiture with an emphasis on food photography. She has photographed people, food and life all over the US and in Spain, Basque Country, The South of France and Paris. She regularly shops at Heinen’s for the family dishes she features on 365 Barrington and on her website at TableAndDish.com.

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