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ELLEN'S KITCHEN
wedding for 75
Therese
12/09/10
I am planning a wedding for 67 adults/teens and 11 10 and under children. This will be a self serve buffet at 6:30pm. Looking at your tablesm this is what I came up with but I still am not sure of quantities-

Lettuce for salad or sandwiches 4 large bags spring mix (?)
tomatoes
Blue Cheese Dressing
Ranch Dressing
Meat Tray turkey, roast beef, ham 18lbs
Cheese Tray cheddar, swiss and provolone 9lbs
Assorted Rolls 90
Mayo
Mustard
Potato Salad 3 1/2 gallons
Pickles 64 oz
Olives 64 oz
Homemade Coleslaw 1 gallon
Pasta/Broccolli salad 3 gallons
Marinated mushrooms 1/2 gallon (?)
Mozzarello and tomato salad 1/2 gallon (?)
carrots 2 lb mini carrots
celery 2 heads celery
sweet pepper strips
green peppers
onions

Drinks- Iced Tea
Coffee
Soda

Therese
12/09/10
OOPS! Above got sent before I was done. Does this menu sound about right? Should we also have a fruit salad? Do you have a good recipe for the marinated mushrooms and mozzarello/tomato salad? We wont have much help on wedding day itself so that is why a menu like this....
Thanks you so much for any and all suggestions!!
ellen
12/10/10
This is a nice size party for not much help. Since this is the supper-time menu, you are a little light on some items, and you do need to plan a nibble table for the time while pictures are being taken after the wedding.

Lettuce for salad or sandwiches 4 large bags spring mix (?)
tomatoes
Blue Cheese Dressing
Ranch Dressing
Use the salad planning table on plan for 100 for amounts and dressings; 4/5 the amount for 100

Meat Tray turkey, roast beef, ham 18lbs- I would do 21-22
Cheese Tray cheddar, swiss and provolone 9lbs

Assorted Rolls 90 OK if the large size, but because of the number of small children, consider doing the smaller ones and doing 150.

Mayo
Mustard
Pickles 64 oz
Olives 64 oz
See the condiment table on the sandwich page, use 4/5 the amount for 100

Potato Salad 3 1/2 gallons
Homemade Coleslaw 1 gallon- I would do 2
Pasta/Broccolli salad 3 gallons
Marinated mushrooms 1/2 gallon (?) OK- put a small spoon in the bowl
Mozzarella and tomato salad 1/2 gallon (?) needs about 1 1/2 -2 gallons

carrots 2 lb mini carrots- about 4 pounds
celery 2 heads celery
sweet pepper strips
green peppers
see the veggie tray page for help on amounts and dips

Consider doing 1 electric roaster full (3 -4 gallons) of scalloped potatoes, hash brown casserole, etc. instead of the potato salad.

For the nibble table, fruit tray (not salad), see the fruit tray page, can be done day before. Crackers and a hot dip- 2 6 quart crocks of spinach artichoke, for example, or maybe one queso. One other item. A punch, about 4 gallons.

For the table beverages, skip the soda unless you have a LOT of teens. Iced tea, coffee, and maybe a kid juice.

Therese
12/11/10
Thank you so very much! Potato salad is going to have to stay. That was Dtrs only request. This is a restaurant recipe made with very little mayo.
I like the idea of the nibble table. I will cont to tweak this, esp closer to wedding (May)and have better number of who is coming or not. Hopefully, we can pull all this off as it will be held at the house and pray for no rain!
 
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