I'm looking for something that doesn't need to be made at the last moment — preferably something that can sit and stay warm for a while. In the past, I've done a soup bar, baked potato bar, assorted sausages and salads, chili, pulled pork, lasagna, and sloppy joes. Anyone have any other great ideas for a group?
Sent by Jen
Editor: Jen, what about a polenta bar? It's easy to make polenta ahead of time (keep it warm in a slow cooker). Line up pots of meatballs, braised greens, and perhaps a cheesy sauce. (Again, all can be made ahead.)
Readers, what else would you suggest?
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