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Make-Ahead Dinner Party Shopping List

For an 8-person dinner, here is what you’ll need to make this dinner party menu—and when to buy all the ingredients.

What You May Have:

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    Garlic, 3 cloves

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    Unsalted butter, 4 tablespoons

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    Large eggs, 5

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    All-purpose flour, 2 cups

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    Sugar, 1 1/2 cups

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    Baking powder, 2 teaspoons

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    Pure vanilla extract, 1/2 teaspoon

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    Dijon mustard, 1 tablespoon

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    Olive oil, 3/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons

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    Canola oil, 1/2 cup

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    Red wine vinegar, 3 tablespoons

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    Crushed red pepper, 1/2 teaspoon

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    Kosher salt and black pepper

Buy Up to 2 Weeks Before the Party

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    Carrots, 3 pounds

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    Lemons, 4

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    Orange, 1

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    Red onion, 1/2 small

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    Parmesan, 1 1/4 cups grated (5 ounces)

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    Buttermilk, 3/4 cup

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    Pistachio ice cream, 2 pints

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    Club soda, 1 liter

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    Sweet vermouth, 2 cups

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    Polenta, 1 cup

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    Kalamata olives, 1/2 cup pitted

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    Roasted pistachios, 1/4 cup chopped

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    Maraschino cherries, 8

Buy Up to 3 Days Before the Party

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    Boneless, skin-on pork shoulder, 1 5- to 6-pound piece

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    Mixed mushrooms (such as cremini, button, and shiitake), 1 pound

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    Escarole, 1 small head

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    Radicchio, 1 small head

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    Fennel, 1 small bulb

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    Fresh flat-leaf parsley, 2 tablespoons chopped

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    Fresh thyme leaves, 1 tablespoon

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    Fresh rosemary, 1 tablespoon chopped

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    Fresh sage, 1 tablespoon chopped

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    Mozzarella, 4 ounces grated

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    Pizza dough, 1/2 pound

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    Country bread, 1/2 loaf