We had a visitor come by the other weekend for a quick hello. We always keep Tillamook sharp cheddar cheese around (we're Oregonians, after all), and had some pistachios in the cabinet. There's a little market downstairs, so I ran to get some fancy crackers. Turns out, all they had were Ritz or Triscuts. I went with the Ritz and although it wasn't a super-sophisticated spread, everyone enjoyed it. I must say, Ritz are way better (read: buttery, flaky, crispy) than I remember. How do you prepare for last-minute guests?