I just found out that I have 10 people coming over for dinner Saturday night. I'd like the menu to be special but not cost over $60 (though I'm ok going up to $75 or so), excluding alcohol.
I was originally thinking about making my gramma's shepherd's pie but she uses pot roast and I priced it at around $60 on beef alone. I thought about Julia Child's beef bourgignon but don't know that I have enough pots to make enough- with the noodles or potatoes, pearl onions and mushrooms, etc.
I'm drawing blanks. Any suggestions?