A relative is having a late Christmas gathering of relatives since she had to spend the holidays with in laws. There will be at least 21 people, including my elderly mother in law and sister in law that are flying in for the weekend. The main course will be beef fillet and either lobster tail or shrimp, along with breakfast casseroles, etc. I've been asked to bring a couple of appetizers as well as deviled eggs. The first thing I thought about making was brie en croute, but I found out that the hostess hates brie. (I didn't think anyone disliked brie!!!) My mother in law was known for being an excellent cook, and I've managed to follow in her footsteps and impress her over the years, so I would like for the trend to continue.
We hosted a Christmas Eve with the rest of the family that will be there and served more than a dozen appetizers that evening, so I'm trying to come up with some different recipes to try for the brunch. I would love some suggestions.