~ Food ~

You're having a few people over... what do you put out?

I always suffer from over-serving when I have people over. No, not booze. (Even though I do love a signature cocktail!) FOOD.

Recently, I had a few friends over before we went to dinner. Since we were having a cocktail before going to the restaurant, I wanted to provide some food. (That's just how my mom raised me... always offer something to snack on!) I always get nervous, though, that it's never going to be ENOUGH food, so I ended up getting the makings of a charcuterie board, multiple artisanal dips from TJs, the appropriate chip/cracker for each dip, AND a couple sushi rolls. FOR FOUR PEOPLE! People barely ate and I felt like a fool!

What's your go-to snack offering when people are over? I hate just being like, here's a bag of pretzels, good luck! But I also know that I don't need to lean all the way to the other side of the spectrum with a four course meal.