Favorite for my house for a gathering (traditional for Christmas, no cooking) - Various luncheon meats such as sliced corned beef, various salamies, summer sausages, sliced cheeses, sliced black olives, onions, pesto, breads, Pita Pockets, condiments, etc. Everyone makes what they want, when they want it. My one son, every Christmas morning was as excited by The Feast!
, as he would excitedly exclaim, as he was by the gifts. You could keep an electric skillet handy if anyone wants to grill their sandwiches. And if you use disposable plates, clean-up is minimal as well. Everyone can concentrate on having fun, without anyone having to fuss over meals or cleanup.
Oh, and serve that egg nog either hot, with a bit of nutmeg, or ice cold.
Seeeeeeya; Chief Longwind of the North