How To Stock Your Pantry for Spring Entertaining via Marcia Selden

Marcia Selden Catering

Spring is finally here, and that means open doors, bare feet and friends dropping in to say, hi! If you want to make sure you're never be caught off guard, make sure you keep a few of these essential items on hand to throw together a fabulous impromptu platter of nibbles.  Serve with a nice bottle of wine, and you’re ready to party...anytime! Check out our complete list of pantry must haves to make your warm weather entertaining a breeze. 

Perfectly Stocked Pantry List

Thai lime chili spiced almonds or cashews, truffled Marcona almonds, candied walnuts 

Pickled asparagus or green beans

Dried apricots

Wedge of Fresh Parmesan 

Good olive oil (to drizzle over the Parmesan) and Balsamic Glaze

Jars of olives

Artichoke tapenade and or caponata

Fig Cake with Almonds or Fig Jam

Pepper Jelly

Interesting Mustards


Bruschetta Toasts


Pita chips

Imported Crackers


Serve with apple slices, assorted fresh grapes and or strawberries