I'm cooking dinner for my boyfriend's birthday this weekend and I'm looking for a little menu inspiration. There may be about 10 to 15 of us in attendance. Here's my criteria: I want something delicious and satisfying but inexpensive for a crowd. There's one vegetarian and a few kiddos among us. I would ideally like something that I can (for the most part) make ahead of time, in order to maximize my face time with my guests. Help me fellow nerds. I want to make this meal a slam dunk.