Montana Dinner Party Prep List


The Menu

Fried Chicken with Cornmeal Crust

Chard Slaw with Creamy Scallion Dressing

Corn Maque Choux

Grilled Rack of Lamb with Onion-Mint Jam

Bread-and-Butter Potato Salad

Berry Shortcakes with Whipped Cream Cheese

1 Week Before

Assemble shopping lists and plan menu.
Buy beverages.
Shop for dry goods.
Make onion-mint jam.
Make potato-salad dressing.

3 Days Before

Order frenched racks of lamb and shop for perishables.

2 Days Before

Pick up and refrigerate lamb.

1 Day Before

Brine chicken.
Prepare potato salad.
Prepare maque choux.
Prepare chard; roll up in damp paper towels.

The Day of

Fry chicken.
Chill beverages.
Make shortcakes.
Make croutons.
Make chard dressing.

The Evening of

Bring lamb to room temperature; grill.
Make whipped cream cheese.


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