No one will ever guess this elegant menu is so simple to fix. Much of the prep work can be done ahead – such as marinating the lamb and shrimp, or baking the shortbread cookies. Thin strips of cucumber shape the festive little baskets for Bacon-Blue Cheese Salads. It's a fun idea that we use for other special meals as well. Easy Three Seed Pan Rolls are equally impressive, and get a quick start from frozen roll dough. (Serves 4)
Marinated Lemon Shrimp and Artichokes
Bacon-Blue Cheese Salad With White Wine Vinaigrette
Joan's Rosemary Lamb Chops
Spoonbread Grits with Savory Mushroom Sauce
Sugar Snap Peas with Bell Peppers
Easy Three-Seed Pan Rolls
Strawberry-Buttermilk Sherbet
Credit: Photo: Beth Dreiling; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey