December Dinner with Friends

Why not invite friends over one of these chilly weekend nights? Instead of getting dolled, I mean bundled, up to go out, have buddies over for a night of food, wine, and maybe a board game. Make the dip, stew, and dessert ahead of time, and also seed the pomegranate. Then throw together the salad when guests arrive, so you get a little chance to flaunt your cooking prowess.

Sun-dried Tomato & Feta Dip with Pita Crisps

Provencal Chicken Stew with Butternut Squash & Chickpeas

Arugula & Radicchio Salad with Pomegranate, Pecans, and Pecorino

Chocolate Chip Clafoutis