Montana Dinner Party Prep List

Follow our handy prep list to get ready for the Montana Dinner Party.


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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