The idea of inviting friends over for a home-cooked meal may seem daunting. What with work, family, and other obligations, who has time these days for such a quaint social ritual? And then there are the expenses for food and wine. But it’s possible to pull off a dinner party for six without too much effort or too high a cost.
7HEALTHY HARVEST DINNER: RICE & SQUASH PILAF
Fall and winter squashes are good choices for inexpensive vegetarian meals. Toss roasted squash with rice and a handful each of dried cranberries and chopped, toasted walnuts for a tasty and nutrient-packed one-bowl main course. Season with sea salt, black pepper, and extra virgin olive oil.