I am going to a party Saturday night and need to take a salad. It is this person's annual Italian bash, so first choice would be something Italian, but it doesn't have to be. It has to be something that can sit out for several hours. We have gone other years, and it is a large party with tables set up in the garage for the food. I have to work before we go. so it has to be something that either goes together very quickly, or can be made the night before. Anyone have any ideas? The host has provided lasagne and chicken in the past, with everyone else assigned a food category alphabetically. For food safety purposes, I would not be adverse to putting the salad out for the main eating times, and then removing it from the table. As the night goes on, people are doing more drinking and dancing than eating!