I never have company drop in at the last minute. I always read magazine articles that give you "tips" on what to keep in your house to feed people that stop in unexpectedly and you are supposed to whip up cocktails, coffee or dessert. "Keep a jar of olives, salted almonds, roasted red peppers, anchovies and Triscuits and you can whip up three tasty appetizers in 3 minutes" is what the articles tell you to do. Or keep homemade cookie dough balls in the freezer, and you can have freshly baked cookies when a friend shows up (unannounced) for coffee in the afternoon.
Maybe I give off the vibe of "Don't stop by unannounced, or I won't answer the door," but people never stop by my home without prior notice. I have never "dropped by" anyone's house without an invitation. Well, even if someone drops by unannounced, I would probably not turn them away. Especially since I have the perfect recipe for last minute guests!
A case for chocolate chip bundt cake — complete with recipe! — when you read more.