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Cook Talk

Graduation Party
Sharla
04/15/14
I am having graduation party and invited 190 and that is not including kids from his class. My menu is:

shredded chicken sandwiches
arbys roast beef sandwiches
roaster cheesy potatoes
baked beans in roaster
pasta salad
macaroni salad
fruit kababs
chips
pretzels
vegetable pizza
cupcakes
homemade icecream

How much of each should I make?

ellen
04/16/14
Sharla, how many teens? Can't estimate without full numbers...
sharla
04/17/14
I am guessing at 30 teens?
ellen
04/19/14
150 invites, usually gets 85% attendance, or about 130. If over a full mealtime and no competing parties, with 30 extra teens, I would estimate it at 175, teens eat a lot.

shredded chicken sandwiches
arbys roast beef sandwiches
allow 1 1/2 sandwiches per person, it is usually 5 beef to 3 chicken. 1 pound ready to serve shredded chicken makes about 6 sandwiches
roaster cheesy potatoes, about 60 pounds potatoes from scratch, 3 roasters
baked beans in roaster, 5 gallons
pasta salad,
macaroni salad
Total 8-9 pounds dry pasta, you decide how to divide
fruit kababs- do fruit trays, much easier to make and eat, hold better, prettier on the table, and leftovers are more useful, do from fruit tray page for about 125
chips, 1 pound per 12
pretzels, about 6 pounds
vegetable pizza, 1 smallish piece per person
cupcakes, 1 per person plus 10%
homemade ice cream, make some of it ahead, about 8 gallons

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