After a long day of holiday shopping (although couldn't resist this fun little jacket for myself), I was still hours away from dinner but had skipped lunch. Since it was officially cocktail hour, I made a few snacks to enjoy with a glass of wine while sifting through packages....
goat cheese stuffed peppadew peppers - a little sweet with a little kick with creamy goat cheese
marinated cocktail mushrooms - a fridge staple
homemade onion marmalade - another fridge staple (good on sandwiches/paninis too)
water crackers - all purpose and go with everything (best kept in the freezer to avoid going stale)
Suggested wine pairing: spicy syrah