Lately, El Husbando and I have been considering throwing a Christmas (meaning, between December 25-and the Feast of the Epiphany, celebrated January 6th--the original "12 Days of Christmas") party, for our neighbors and friends in the area. Some we know, some we don't.
I've been trying to come up with good food ideas, something a bit nicer than not. I've found a few nice recipes online, but I'm looking for some good, easy (even better if they are make aheads) ideas/recipes. I've decided on a ham, with some small biscuits (some people like to make those little ham biscuit sandwiches), some crescent rollup "thingees" I saw at Thrifty Decor Chick, earlier today http://thriftydecorchick.blogspot.com/2009/12/how-i-throw-christmas-party.html the pinwheels look easy-peasy, and pretty too. :-) I'm thinking heavy buffet. Which would mean...I CAN USE A PUNCH BOWL!!!!!! And cups! :-) I know my husband will be delighted to have me use them for their original purpose, not just for punchbowl cake (which he doesn't mind, but still). But I need some other ideas. No, not deviled eggs or pigs in a blanket. Something...nicer. I've got platters. I've got a 22 qt roaster. HELP!
If you've got recipes, send them my way. If you've got an idea or three, PLEASE share them! I'll have the requisite veggie/dip tray. Maybe a fruit one, too. But I need more ideas. Remember, I like a bountiful table! :-)