Keep your pantry stocked with staples such as nuts, jars of artichokes, spreads, assorted crackers, in the fridge some cheese and you will always have a snack on hand when the doorbell rings and you find friends on your doorstep, this is what we made in a jiffy. While my husband poured drinks, I took a packet of smoked salmon that was in the freezer, opened it, and put it out on to a large platter to defrost. Next I opened a box of crackers and emptied those into a bowl, I then took some cream cheese, horseradish and sour cream and using a immersion blender, blended until smooth. This I topped with black pepper. Using scissors I cut the now defrosted salmon in to smaller pieces and served. Everyone loved it and we had a great time.