I have hosted dozens of Christmas parties. I generally put out a buffet which has been everything from a deli platter and salads to warm roast tenderloin, turkey and ham with horseradish, cranberry sauce and raison sauce along with a potato, pasta, veggies and the works. The first was too casual, the second, too much work.

What is your favorite buffet menu? We are hosting about 10 people, all family, for a holiday buffet dinner. Criteria are: real dinner food, easy to eat, good looking at the table, doesn't keep me in the kitchen all night.