It is a truth universally acknowledged that, in the days preceding and following the holidays, as you're bumming around the house in your Christmas jammies, someone will drop by for an unannounced, extended hello, catching you completely off-guard (though perhaps we all should have known, since this happens every year).
This year, be the wiser: Stock your fridge and pantry well, and you'll be able to feed these last-minute appetizers to your drop-in holiday guests—whoever they are, whenever they arrive. (Permission to stay in your Christmas jammies granted.)
What's your back-pocket, secret-weapon appetizer of choice? Tell us in the comments.