Here's a real crowd pleaser with a Mediterranean flavor.

  • Green Salad tossed with Italian Dressing
  • Spaghetti Bolognese for a Crowd
  • Garlic Bread Slices
  • Brownies
  • Punch
  • Coffee

Salad Tip

Combine both iceberg and Romaine lettuce to keep the salad from wilting so quickly after tossing with the dressing.

Pasta Tip

If you don't have a pot that can hold 12 quarts of water, you can cook a pound of spaghetti at a time in 3 1/3 quarts of water. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes, drain and place in a large plastic container. Spray with non-stick cooking spray and toss. Continue to cook remaining spaghetti, drain, spray and toss. To reheat all the spaghetti, place container in the sink and fill with very hot tap water. Let spaghetti sit in hot water for awhile, stir and drain.

Dessert Tip

To make purchased frosted brownies look like homemade, cut chocolate cream filled sandwich cookies in half. On each brownie square, place a cookie upright with cut side down. When cutting the brownies, dip the knife in hot water after each slice to make smooth cuts.

Décor Tip

Colored plastic tablecloths cost the same as white and can add a colorful background to less expensive plain white plates and napkins.