Any ideas for something that's light, interesting (for me), and yet not too "scary" (for the rest of the fam)?
Sent by Shannon
Editor: Shannon, what about a freshened-up relish tray? You could even make some homemade pickles or chutneys, satisfying your desire for something a little more interesting, but also include old favorites and some soft cheese spreads (a smoked salmon or smoked trout spread would also be nice). Pickles and a bit of flatbread won't fill people up too much before the big meal, too.
But that's just a start. Readers, what else would you suggest?
Related: In Praise of the Relish Tray
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