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Easy make-ahead desserts?
Paula
05/26/12
For my son's grad party, I'm serving sausage rotini, fried chicken, fruit salad, tossed salad, Italian bread, and a variety of chips/pretzels. Of course, we'll also have the graduation cake, which won't be cut until a couple hours into the party.

Do you have any suggestions for make-ahead sweets that I can serve (expecting 150)? The food will be served buffet-style and outdoors, so it's likely to be hot and humid (Jello = Fail). The day before the party I'm going to be cutting up fruit, making salad, and cooking rotini, so bonus points for simplicity. Also bonus points for budget-saving ideas!

ellen
05/27/12
Make ahead and freeze, brownies, lemon or fruit bars and chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin cookies- cut 3-4 bite size, not large, make one of each per person.
Paula
05/27/12
Thanks, Ellen! I didn't know you could freeze baked goods! That will definitely help with pre-party prep. Any tips for freezing and thawing?
ellen
05/28/12
freeze tightly wrapped or vacuum sealed after first freezing flat on trays. Thaw day of.
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