Anybody else have hostess "go-to"s? Like, if I had come to your house for your last three get-togethers you hosted, I would have eaten the exact same something more than once? At my house, the party staples are a veggie tray (with a bevy of dipping sauces) and a fully-stocked cheese board. I usually find that if people stuff their faces with cheesey & bready carbs as soon as they walk in the door, they're less likely to hound me about why dinner is taking so long ("I'm uh... preparing a reduction sauce. Yeah. Totally not trying to scratch the little burnt bits from your toast, if that's what you're asking.") So yeah. Back to cheese plates.