My significant other is involved in the organization of a 300 person progressive dinner that is taking place Saturday night. Most of the food is being catered or donated by restaurants as this is a charity event. Some of the food is also being prepared by private individuals. Enter me. I've been asked to prepare an appetizer (one of many), preferably with a country theme as the business that was providing bisquits and country ham is backing out. The real kicker that is stumping me is that I have no provisions for heating or cooling, so the item needs to be able to hold well and be served at room temperature. Any ideas? The way I see it, my requirements are:[p]1. Simple to prepare Saturday morning or afternoon.
2. Inexpensive ingredients (I'm paying).
3. Country themed as actors portraying Minnie Pearl and Archie Campbell will be performing.
4. Easy to serve and eat.
5. No special holding temperature requirements.[p]I'm thinking some sort of cornbread, either sweet, or savory, say with cheese. Something that can be baked in a 9x13 pan. Any good recipes or other suggestions out there?