Just because summer’s over doesn’t mean easy entertaining has to end. This Mediterranean meze party menu serves up a variety of small bites in a casual, choose-what-you-like buffet. Though there’s plenty of sunny Mediterranean flavor via Greek yogurt, tahini, and Peloponnese kalamata olives, it also brings in fall vegetables like beets, fennel, and mushrooms. Have the brilliant ruby beet hummus ready with a variety of dippers when guests arrive, then add a crisp fennel-orange salad, grilled eggplant-feta rolls, chicken kabobs with yogurt dipping sauce, and a lamb sausage pizza as each is ready. End with something small and sweet: a simplified two-bite riff on pistachio baklava. Because everything’s served meze-style, the menu can serve 8 to 10 if you double the eggplant rolls (the shopping list reflects the scaled up amounts).