Make-Ahead Dinner Party Menu
What’s more wonderful than an evening around the table with good friends? This easy-to-execute game plan ensures that the meal will be delicious, the company delightful, and the host (that’s you) relaxed, happy, and nowhere near the kitchen. By Charlyne Mattox and Dawn Perry
Whether you’re hosting a girls’ night in or a casual get-together (game night, perhaps?), try these crowd-pleasing appetizers, fun party ideas, and easy cocktails.
Before You Start
First, check out the dinner party timeline to help you plan the meal. Then get a shopping list of all the ingredients you’ll need.
Herb-Roasted Pork Shoulder
Creamy Baked Parmesan Polenta
Carrots With Spicy Olive-Lemon Oil
Winter Greens With Fennel and Croutons
Lemon Buttermilk Cake With Pistachio Ice Cream