Entertaining is easy when you take it outside. If you need a stress-free evening with friends, here's a great menu. (Serves 6-8)
Citrus Party Olives
Rosemary Grilled Flank Steak
Smoked Mozzarella Pasta Salad
Italian Eggplant Vinaigrette
Very Berry Sundaes

Let your budget help you choose between lamb chops (more expensive) or flank steak (a nice cut, but less costly per pound than the chops). The joy of this party is the make-ahead aspect--you can do everything except cook the meat beforehand. As you finish up, friends can join you to enjoy that fresh-from-the-grill aroma.