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What Would You Serve?

Entertaining at home is one of my favorite activities of all time, but as with all hobbies, it requires lots of thinking ahead and decision-making, from planning a prep schedule to coordinating the menu. In a new series reminiscent of our What Would You Make feature, I'll present a dish and ask you to share what you'd serve alongside it.

Here's the scenario: You've toiled over these individual-sized portions of baked shells and cheese, made with parmesan and sharp white cheddar, for a dinner party that you're hosting. What would you serve to complement the dish? To see what I'd make,


I'd serve the mac and cheese to my guests as part of a Southern-inspired menu. Since this dish is rich and filling, I'd keep the rest of the menu relatively light, serving the shells alongside chili-rubbed pork chops, stewed collard greens, and a seasonally appropriate strawberry-rhubarb crisp. I'd pour a versatile rosé like Banfi Rosa Regale for my guests to enjoy alongside the meal.

What would your menu include?

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