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Last Minute Happy Hour Ideas [Tasty Tuesday]

I have some pretty awesome neighbors. Often times my neighbor behind me will text me after we’ve collected the kids from school to ask if I want a glass of wine and catch up over the fence. Sometimes it’s to invite me to a neighborhood book club. Other times it’s simply because it’s 5 o’clock somewhere.

When we get together we never really have a plan or shop ahead of time to have a gourmet spread but some cheese and crackers always go well with wine. Enter Hillshire Snacking Small Plates. I always have a few of these on hand after trying them a couple weeks ago. They are the perfect for my late night snack and now, perfect for a last minute guest or get together with a neighbor.

photo credit: Hillshire Farms

photo credit: Hillshire Farms

I simply arrange a couple of the small plates on a fancy plate and serve with our favorite wine. In less than 5 minutes we’ve gone from boxed wine in red plastic cups to fancy meats and cheeses and I’ve upgraded our wine to glasses. It’s the little things in life.

Hillshire Snacking also has Grilled Chicken Bites with dipping sauces. These are perfect for me to grab and throw in the car and snack while waiting to pick up the kids from school because I’ll totally overlook eating a big lunch at a normal hour when small people aren’t begging me to fed them every 5 minutes. The perfect portion for a nice hit of protein to fuel me in the afternoon until it’s time to make dinner.
hillshire chicken bites

Hillshire Snacking has the perfect small on-the-go portions for a quick snack or an unexpected happy hour with neighbors. They have more ideas for fun ways to enjoy them on the Hillshire Snacking Facebook page. Give them a follow!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Hillshire Snacking. The opinions and text are all mine.