3 Easy Dinner Menus for Any Occasion
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.
A Homestyle Dinner Your Guests Can Linger Over
Wild mushroom and mozzarella crostini kick off this comforting supper, followed by cauliflower soup, roast pork tenderloin and mashed potatoes that get a subtly sweet edge from pureed fennel. Old-fashioned Italian biscotti studded with cranberries and pistachios end the meal; send guests home with extras (they're great with morning coffee).
Crostini with Wild Mushrooms and Mozzarella
Cauliflower Soup with Crème Fraîche
Roast Pork Tenderloin
Potato and Fennel Puree
Cornmeal Biscotti with Cranberries and Pistachios
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Photos: Thinkstock (crostini), Dana Gallagher (pork), Hannah Whitaker (biscotti), Chris Court (others)