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ELLEN'S KITCHEN
reheating baked ham
Maria
05/02/11
Hello! I'm planning a grad party for 175-200 and serving 40 pounds of cooked pulled pork and 3- 18 pound semi boneless hams, fresh veggie trays,pasta salad, rolls, 2 full size trays of garlic mashed redskins, and 2 full trays of green beans. Would you please advise me if my amounts are correct or any additions or substitutions on sides? Also, what is your advice on when to prepare these hams? Would it dry out the hams if I bake them one day in advance and warm them in oven before putting them in the chafing dishes? Or should I bake them fresh the same day? Thank you in advance!
ellen
05/02/11
Your meat is OK for amounts. Ham can be reheated (see the article on reheating in the holiday cooking section at the top of big pots) but is MUCH easier and safer to reheat deliciously if sliced and off the bone.

fresh veggie trays, see veggie tray page. Consider adding fruit trays
pasta salad, 6 pounds dry pasta per 100, very easy to make ahead at home
rolls, 2 per person.

2 full size trays of garlic mashed redskins, and 2 full trays of green beans

I don't know how much is in your trays, they come in 2 1/2 , 4 and 6 inch depths; the 6 inch hold 7 1/2 quarts, the 2 1/2 about 3- You need about 70-80 pounds of mashed potatoes and about 45 pounds of green beans.

ellen
05/02/11
Don't forget sandwich condiments, and extra bbq sauce. See the sandwich page.
 
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