These five hors d'oeuvres can be made entirely from a well-stocked pantry.
Want to host a holiday get-together, but you’re short on time to shop (and cook)? This menu consists of five quick hors d’oeuvres and can be made entirely from a well-stocked pantry: spicy curry-spiked pecans; a simple white bean and artichoke dip that can be served with the seeded crackers (or, if you have them on hand, fresh vegetable crudités); olives marinated in herbs and lemon zest; and the crunchy Parmesan crisps known as frico in Italy. You may need to pick up one or two items that you’re missing, but there’s no need for a long slog through a crowded supermarket. As for cooking time, we’ve created a schedule that lets you work ahead, so all you have to do the day of the party is set up the food on serving dishes. But if it’s truly a spur-of-the-moment bash, you can make the whole menu with a couple hours of work in the morning.