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Cook Talk

25th Anniversary
Hi Ellen,
I'm hosting my 25th Anniversary party on Nov 23, 2013. There will be 100 people and I would like a nice sit down dinner party. We are going to make the food our self and hire people to keep full and clean. It will be self serve. What would you suggest for food? We will be having a full bar, cupcake table for dessert, and champagne toast. I was thinking of having a cheese and fruit table for cocktail hour, what do you suggest for that also.
Thank you
Fruit and cheese table very good idea. For 100, how about the deluxe tray for 100 on the fruit tray page, 6-8 pounds cheese, some can be logs or spreads, 8 pounds breads or crackers; maybe some kind of mini bites, about 2 per person.

Look at the two wedding chicken recipes on the big pots page, both are delicious and can be done ahead and frozen. Have a rice pilaf , maybe with almonds. Have a serious veg, asparagus, broccoli, or whole green beans. Have a composed salad at each place, see the salads that hold section for some ideas.

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