We are having a gathering to kick of the holiday season Dec. 1 (this Sat). It seems like we will be about 25 ppl. and we would like to provide food that is substanial enough to replace dinner. I would love advice on everything from menue ideas to recipes to setting up etc. We just made this descion 5 min. ago (can you tell im excited!) so i have not been able to think to much yet. I will post again once I give some more thought on what my ideas are this far. I know for sure that everyone always loves pigs in a blanket (and they are hartey) and I also want to have an eggnogg cocktail. Im also thinking a baked brie with dried cranberries and brown suger. Oh maybe a roast of some sort sliced on a platter with bread and fixins. Okay this is a train of thought here.... Thanks for all your help!