4-6 raw chicken breasts, new potatoes, green beans (fresh or canned-really any green veggie would work. Broccoli is good, too). Arrange in 9x13 dish. Sprinkle with a packet of Italian dressing mix and then top with a melted stick of butter. (I'd try a drizzle of EVOO) Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
This easy fried ravioli might overshadow your main dish once your guests take a bite. Make these when frozen ravioli goes on sale at the supermarket—they’re an easy, cheesy way to do fried appetizers. No need to ignore your guests, either: Keep the ravioli warm in a 200° oven until you’re ready to serve.
Italian Chicken and Penne Recipe -This easy stir-fry combines the pasta with green pepper, mushrooms and tomatoes in an Italian-style sauce. "I made up this recipe one evening, and it was a big hit with my family," says Janeen Longfellow of Wolcottville, Indiana.