It's happened to all of us - you're fastidiously putting together a guest list for your upcoming dinner party, when all of a sudden you realize you've invited way too many people. Unfortunately, it's too late to reneg on the invitation, so now you're responsible for feeding a dozen people. What do you do? Cooking for a large group isn't the daunting task that it may seem to be at first. With the right attitude and know-how, you can put together a delicious meal for your guests that'll have them quickly coming back for seconds. The two primary principles of preparing a meal for several people is picking something that's easily prepared on a large scale and throwing all of your weight behind it. If you've decided to make prime rib, by golly you're going to own that prime rib. Take the helm and the task will be that much easier on your psyche. You can't go wrong with something like chili. Or you can stick with Italian food, which was practically made for large-scale consumption. Just remember to prepare more than you think you'll need - people can get pretty hungry!