Having a toddler means that we entertain at our house alot. It is easy to put our little one to bed and then have friends over for happy hour. Sterling is at the age where he is not fun to take out to restaurants. All he wants to do is run around and pour salt and pepper all the table. I can't ever really relax so it is much easier to entertain at home sometimes. I have a few essentials that I always keep on hand in the fridge for quick or last minute entertaining purposes. If you stock up on these things during your regular grocery store visit you will always be prepared for invited or uninvited guests! Plus who doesn't like tasty snacks and booze sitting around their house?
The most important thing in my opinion is alcohol. Duh. That is what happy hour revolves around. My three favorite wines that I always keep in on hand are:
FOXGLOVE CHARDONNAY, $13.50
CHALK HILL SAUVIGNON BLANC, $13.99
B.R. COHN CABERNET, $14.99