We have a very tight schedule on Christmas eve and need some satisfying hors d'oeuvres or a light supper than can be served quickly. We get home from church about 5:30 and have to drive our daughter back to play for the next service, leaving at 6:30. My mother in law doesn't eat dairy (butter is okay) or peppers (no powder, hot or mild chiles, etc). Any ideas? Interesting is good; interesting plus easy is great! I'd love to prepare ahead, too. Crockpot?