I will have about 15-16 people here for Christmas dinner. I'd like to keep in simple and casual since we can't all cram into my dining room. I was thinking about doing several easy make-ahead appetizers and a Honey Baked ham, Cook's Illustrated Scalloped Potatoes and some kind of vegetable or nice big green salad and rolls.
How does that sound? Would I just put the appetizers out and then a little while later set out the ham, potatoes and veg and/or salad? Do you put the appetizers away first? Or should I do something different?