A flavorful roast chicken or pork shoulder, a green salad and potato gratin is a crowd-pleasing and easy dinner party menu. Alternatively, serve a vegetarian menu of hearty vegetable lasagna, roasted veggies and garlic bread. Serve a berry pie or chocolate cake for dessert.Continue Reading
Season the chicken or pork with garlic and rosemary. Serve the green salad with a light lemon vinaigrette to complement the heaviness of the other dishes. Make a creamy and cheesy potato gratin, or opt for a simple dish of roasted fingerling potatoes or mashed potatoes.
Fill the lasagna with spinach and roasted eggplant or red peppers. Use a traditional red sauce, or flavor the dish with pesto or creamy white sauce. Serve steamed carrots with a lemon sauce or roasted cubes of butternut squash.
Wine and beer are sufficient for dinner party cocktails. Alternatively, make a signature drink like a big batch of red wine sangria.
In warmer weather, a lighter menu may be appropriate. Make a pasta salad with fresh veggies, cubed cheese and red wine vinaigrette. Serve grilled salmon separately, along with a side dish of roasted corn and black bean salad or grilled vegetable kebabs. Set up a make-your-own-sundae bar for dessert.Learn more about Party Planning