At our house, it usually means the season for snacking. It seems that as soon as December hits, all the snacks and munchies start appearing, sometimes even replacing regular meals. It’s as if we’re saving up for the big meal to come at Christmas and New Year. It also that time of year when people drop by for visits more often, sometimes unexpectedly. So we’ve gotten to keeping a few staples around for the just-case-company-drops-in moments. Here’s a few ideas on what to stock up on and some recipes to keep in mind if you need fresh ideas.