I'm going to a dinner party Wednesday. There will be 6 adults and the host is serving some sort of interesting lasagna (it's the day before thanksgiving so we're trying to keep it simple). I'm coming up pretty much empty for ideas for an app, which I agreed to bring. All I've come up with, at this point, is Baked Mussels from Epicurious. They sound like a fun dish and something that everyone would enjoy (mussels steamed, topped w/ fresh bread crumbs, garlic, oil, pecorino, parsley & then baked). I also thought prosciutto & manchego on crostini w/ membrillo and a minted oil but it just doesn't sound like much fun (although it's very good).
What I am looking for is this:
-easy to execute there or a good make-ahead dish
-I can use the oven but only for a few minutes
-something fun and interesting
-no pizzas please
Any ideas, chowhounds?