1. Dishes Requiring Last-Minute Attention from 7 Worst Dinner Party Dishes Slideshow

7 Worst Dinner Party Dishes Slideshow

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1. Dishes Requiring Last-Minute Attention

When the party starts, you want to be able to greet your guests and enjoy it, too. So avoid anything that requires you to be slaving over the stove, like deep-fried squash blossoms or pan-fried fish.

 

Try: One-pot wonders like a tagine or braised meat that can be made in advance or kept warm. Lasagna or chicken dishes are perfect, too, as they can be assembled the day before and popped into the oven just before guests arrive.