This salad is great for hosting as it is a pretty large amount, but it can be halved if needed. The dressing can be prepared a few days in advance.

Caesar Salad
2 lbs cut lettuce
1/2 cup slivered almonds toasted (can be omitted)
1 box garlic croutons
1/4 cup craisins

Dressing
1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup vinegar
1/3 cup water
3 cloves garlic crushed
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
salt to taste

Combine dressing, pour over lettuce just before serving. 
Prior to serving add almonds, croutons, and craisins.