Summer Entertaining 2013:
How to Entertain on a Budget
Skip the Meat
Cooking vegetarian can simplify your shopping list and keep prices down. "You can make a lot of great appetizers with chickpeas and crostinis," said Cat Cora, co-host of Bravo's Around the World in 80 Plates. And if you think guests will really miss it, reserve a nicer protein for one special dish. "If the starter is vegetarian, you can just use meat for the entrée which will save you money on the meal,” Cora said.
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