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Wedding Buffet for 200
Debbie Mundell
07/27/12
Hi Ellen

Our daughter is getting married on Aug. 25th. If you could have a look at the menu and let me know if I am on the right track I would appreciate it! It is not a sit down dinner, the buffet will be out from about 8 to 10, the wedding is at 7:00 pm. The event is casual, a tented wedding on our lawn. I suspect that not everyone will take a full plate, I am guessing no more than 135 will take a full plate, the rest smaller plates probably. We are serving platters of cold ham (3 ounces per person), cold sliced roast beef, (haven't purchased that yet), 6 crockpots of meatballs, 6 crockpots of baked beans, 5 bowls each of macaroni salad, potato salad, marinated veggie salad, 4 platters of veggies and dip, 4 platters of shrimp, 4 platters of 4 cheese (crackers in baskets on the side), 4 platters of pickles, 2 large bowls of ambrosia jello; salsa and tostidos (8 large jars of salsa, 6 large bags of tostidos); 225 buns; butter; mayo; mustard; there will be dessert bar(My aunt is doing this and she has a ton!) and a cupcake table instead of a cake (5 dozen of white and 5 dozen of chocolate. Am I on the right track here? Thanks so much

Debbie Mundell
07/27/12
Sorry I should have added that there is seating for everyone, but we are not having a formal sit down type dinner with speeches etc (if that makes any sense!)
ellen
07/27/12
I don't know the sizes of your bowls and pots, so here I give you weights and volumes

cold ham (3 ounces per person),
cold sliced roast beef, (haven't purchased that yet), 45 pounds
6 crockpots of meatballs, 40 pounds
225 buns; butter; mayo; mustard;

6 crockpots of baked beans, 5 gallons
5 bowls each of macaroni salad, 10 pounds dry pasta
potato salad, 55 pounds of dry potatoes- 8 gallons
marinated veggie salad, 35 pounds

4 platters of veggies and dip,
4 platters of shrimp, this is important; you need at least 40 pounds of shrimp, 3 ounces per person, or skip it; don't run out
4 platters of 4 cheese (crackers in baskets on the side), 25-30 pounds cheeses, 15 pounds crackers
4 platters of pickles, 2 gallons

2 large bowls of ambrosia jello; you will run out with less than 4 gallons

salsa and tostidos (8 large jars of salsa, 6 large bags of tostidos); 3 gallons salsa, 20 pounds chips

cupcake table instead of a cake, 5 dozen of white and 5 dozen of chocolate. Try to have one per person, even with the other desserts

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