I've never hosted Christmas for this many, but the family is expanding! Actually we will be having 15 adults, 2 kids, and 3 babies. I am not a big fan of ham on Christmas eve. In the past I have served either a casserole or prime rib. I'm worried that prime rib for that many will not only break the bank, but I don't know if it will serve everyone adequately.
Also, as much as I want to have the perfectly set table and beautiful menu, I also don't want to be too separated from the family. My sister and bil will be here all of Christmas eve day and she has twin 6 month olds and a 3 1/2 year old.
So I guess my wish list is a bit tricky:
Not too hands-on (time to hold babies)
Will feed 17
Not terribly expensive, although I don't mind splurging a bit for the holiday.
If you have any ideas, they are greatly appreciated