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Breakfast/brunch for 200
On a tight budget. Wanted to stay more with breakfast foods. Planning for some type of hashbrowns, eggs, meat (as a garnish), fruit cup, pancakes. Breakfast casseroles are an option but not my favorite. Any recipes or advice?
First, read the festive family brunch article and then get back to me. Definitely do NOT do pancakes if you want simple.
daniel rivera
Breakfast/brunch for 400
i'm cooking breakfast for 400 parents at my kids school. how much eggs, bacon, sausage and french toast would i need to pull this off...i have three days to pull this off can you help me please thank you..
This is covered on the breakfast planning page. Do French toast for 250, eggs for 350, bacon and sausage for everyone. You need juice and coffee, and if I were doing it, I would add about 80 low fat yogurts, toast and bagels. Butter, syrup, etc, are discussed.

There is a recipe for baked French toast on this site , much simpler than grilled.

Sue Ellen
Doing brunch for 100 ppl planning on doing overnight french toast. Can they be done in disposable aluminum pan and kept warm by sterno
They can be done in the aluminum pans. You must bake fresh in the oven, can then keep warm over sterno- can't cook over sterno.
Gail Zachariah
Hi Ellen,
I'm serving a superhero breakfast at our library this Sat. I'm not sure how many people will be there but I'm planning for 100+. We don't have much in the way of kitchen appliances -- like a stove or an oven to use. I have an elec frying pan, 2 elec roasting pans and several crock pots. I'm planning on providing yogurt and bagels. I'm cooking your recipe for baked french toast w/ texas toast and the hash brown casserole. I'll use an elec skillet to make your scrambled eggs that hold recipe and keep them warm in a crock pot. I'm also making gluten free oatmeal in a crock pot. I'm trying to workout the timing of the appliances now. My staff is concerned that the french toast will turn to mush if we soak it overnight. We can use the Nesco oven with the fan so I'm planning on 375 degrees for 20 minutes. Is that right? How much syrup will we need? Do you have any other tips.
Thanks so much for a wonderful website. It has helped me so much this last year as I've been preparing and serving food at library functions.
The French toast recipe is a well tested recipe, its sort of between a bread pudding and a standard French toast.

I have not made in the small Nesco. Use a thermometer to make sure it is 165 in the middle of the dish.

Suggest you have some big pans of coffee cake made ahead.

For 100:
3 pounds butter, jam or jelly, nut butter, 1 to 2 gallons syrup and honey, 2 pounds powdered sugar

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