I am hosting my annual cookie exchange party in a couple of weeks. To avoid the need to bake massive amounts per person, I keep it somewhat small. There will probably be between 12-15 of us. I serve lunch every year. The first year I made cold trays (pickles, cheese/crackers, spinach bread bowl dip, veggies/dip, fruit/dip, cold cut meat trays, dinner rolls etc). Last year I did a crock pot full of homemade chili along with homemade rolls and small trays of pickles, crackers/cheese etc. This year I'm not sure what to make. I must avoid pork due to a guests allergies. Also, nothing with any citrus ingredients, also due to allergies. I would really like to make one hot item in my crockpot ahead of time, and make the rest be cold things that I can make the day before. It shouldn't be crazy complicated, nor overly pricey. This isn't a full on dinner, its a Sunday lunch, followed by trays made of samples of all of the cookies and bars brought by guests and myself for the exchange. So nothing too heavy, so that the goodies can be enjoyed and sampled by all, but enough to be substantial enough to hold everyone until their own dinners Ideas? Recipes?