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Wedding Reception Pot Luck Style
Becky
06/26/12
We are doing a Pot Luck Food Menu. Guests for about 60 people. Using warmers and dutch ovens. Also setting up long table to be served on both sides. Crowd is mainly for young couple's friends and about half is children and older adults. Need advice on amounts/quantities for food and condiments etc. And not picky eaters nor have much money so trying to stay cheap.
Roast Beef AuJus, Turkey lunchmeat, ham lunchmeat, cojack cheese, pepperjack cheese, swiss cheese. Mountain rolls.
Or could do white and wheat vienna rolls.
AuGratin Potatoes, Rice Hotdish, Tuna noodle cold salad, Italian pasta(cold) salad, Punch, pickles and olives, chips and dip, condiments like mayo..ketchup..mustard.. soft margarine.
Whipped jello.
And Thank You!
Becky
06/26/12
Also the dinner will be 6P.M.
Becky
06/26/12
Also having calico beans.
ellen
06/26/12
Becky, is this the whole menu and are you giving out assignments to the guests? What is the wedding couple actually supplying? I am unclear what you mean by potluck style? Write back.

One of the biggest hazards with potlucks of this kind is not enough refrigeration. People bring food and leave it in the car or out at room temperature. You MUST have lots of ice chests or extra refrigerator space.

Becky
06/26/12
Yes, so sorry!

Just the main family members are doing the cooking/preparing. The wedding couple are buying the cake themselves and the hall etc., can't afford any more so the immediate family is doing the cooking. I have contact with those doing the cooking, and we will cook the hot meals the night before and put in the cooler at the hall. And other cold foods either night before or day of. Nothing will get left sitting out. And plan to have 2 people at hall to put stuff in oven while the rest are at wedding. I hope it is ok to cook the night before, except augratins, will half bake them ahead. Thank You. And this is pretty much the whole menu.

ellen
06/26/12
Roast Beef Au Jus,
Turkey lunch meat,
ham lunch meat,

Have 5 ounces per person, usually 3 beef and 1 each ham and turkey

cojack cheese,
pepperjack cheese,
swiss cheese.
You need 2-3 ounces per person, 1/2 cojack, 1/4 each of the others

Mountain rolls.
Or could do white and wheat vienna rolls. 2 per person plus some extra

Au Gratin Potatoes, 25 pounds raw- people love these
Rice Hot dish, about 4 pounds dry weight rice

Tuna noodle cold salad,
Italian pasta(cold) salad,
4 pounds total dry pasta for the two- divide to your taste

pickles and olives, 2 quarts pickles, 2 quarts olives

chips and dip, 1 pound chips per 10, 3 cups dip per pound

Punch, about 7 gallons. Have a sugar-free choice for the sugar-free

condiments like mayo..ketchup..mustard.. soft margarine.
See the condiment list on the sandwich page- 2/3 the amount for 100

Whipped jello. about 10 small packages

Becky
06/26/12
Thank You so much! Helps a great deal. And they keep increasing amount of guests so your figures will help me out. :)
Becky
06/28/12
Few more questions?
What about Calico Beans, how much would I need?
Maybe 15# or 2-3 gallons worth?
Also AuJus, 5# ?
Rice Hotdish she is using minute rice, how much would she need to make then?
AuGratins, we are using the large boxes(add hot water)kind.I think 2-3 boxes would do.
So limited on time, have to go the easy route. Though I prefer home cooking!
What would you suggest for sugar free beverage?
Any other suggestions? TY
ellen
06/29/12
I make 8 pounds dry beans for 100, that cooks up to about 40+ cups.

5# aujus is 5 pints. At 2 tablespoons per person, a pint only serves 16.

Rice Hotdish she is using minute rice, how much would she need to make then? Can't help here; she needs about 5 servings
AuGratins, we are using the large boxes(add hot water)kind.I think 2-3 boxes would do. You need a full 60 servings, and the serving size on the box is too small-

ellen
07/02/12
On the rice that was supposed to be 50 servings.
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