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Cook Talk

Picnic for 225
Beth
10/08/13
•20 dozen deviled eggs

•Tortilla chips (8 lbs)
1 gallon salsa

12 lb potato chips

8 Cheese Balls
12 lb Crackers

•Veggie Tray
12 lb cauliflower
12 lb bell pepper slices
12 quarts grape tomatoes
12 lb carrot sticks
24 cucumbers, sliced
12 lb celery
12 lb pea pods
12 cups dip

•4 gallons Potato salad

•4 gallons Coleslaw

•4 gallon Mac Salad

•6 gallons Fruit Salad

•Finger Rolls (50 egg salad, 50 tuna salad, and 50 chicken salad)

•200 hot dogs

•Caesar Salad (15 heads lettuce, croutons, dressing, parm cheese)

•Pizza slices

•Baked Beans??

Is this enough food?

Thank you!!!!

ellen
10/09/13
Hi, Beth,
Good job, and most is fine, here are some notes.

•20 dozen deviled eggs- I would normally do only 10 dozen eggs, so you are right if that is halves you are talking about

•Tortilla chips (8 lbs)- probably very short, do at least 12
1 gallon salsa- maybe 1 1/2

12 lb potato chips- OK, probably none left
Dip would be popular- 2 gallons

8 Cheese Balls?? weight?? you want at least 16 pounds
12 lb Crackers

•Veggie Tray
12 lb cauliflower
12 lb bell pepper slices
12 quarts grape tomatoes
12 lb carrot sticks
24 cucumbers, sliced
12 lb celery
12 lb pea pods
1/3 less, usually people only eat about 2 ounces each
12 cups dip- double

•4 gallons Potato salad- at least 7-8

•4 gallons Coleslaw-OK, none left

•4 gallon Mac Salad- 6

•6 gallons Fruit Salad- OK, but fruit trays are prettier, easier to prep and hold, and the leftovers are more usable, see the fruit tray page

•Finger Rolls (50 egg salad, 50 tuna salad, and 50 chicken salad) do 80-100 chicken

•200 hot dogs- OK, see sandwich page for help on condiments and also get at least 2 packages vegetarian (usually either in the freezer or in the produce section)

•Caesar Salad (15 heads lettuce, croutons, dressing, parm cheese)- OK

•Pizza slices?? how many? suggest you cut squares and allow 2 per person

•Baked Beans?? Suggest you make meatless recipe, and about 6 gallons.

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