You can host a dinner party without stressing out—just follow one of these easy meal plans, which feature plenty of quick, make-ahead dishes.
By Lynn Andriani
A Mediterranean Feast, Food Expert-Approved
Every part of this meal delivers rich flavor using light ingredients, from Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten's marinated olives to the main event: a deliciously tangy and vibrant roasted chicken from food expert Michael Pollan. Kale salad and potatoes are simple but delicious accompaniments, and roasted pears with ricotta and honey round out the dinner.