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Wedding Reception
donna
05/30/14
We are having a wedding reception for 115-125 guests. It will be in the afternoon can you check the amounts for me. The nibble table Veg. trays of 4lbs cauliflowerettes, 4lbs baby carrots, 4 lbs broccoli florets, 6 cucumbers, 3 dry pints sweet mini peppers, 4 pints cherry or grape tomatoes, gallon ranch dip, cheese trays 4lbs cheddar, 4 lbs jack, 4 lbs swiss, pkg. pretzels sticks for skewers, relish tray 1 gallon pickles each of dill & sweet, 3 lbs black & green olives.
We will be doing sandwiches on small rolls or buns. Shaved ham 7lbs, turkey 5 lbs, BBQ sloppy joes 8lbs, chicken salad sandwiches fixing(yours), Cheese 7 lbs, 5 heads of lettuce, 8 lbs tomatoes, 10 sweet (noonday) onions, 3 quarts of mayo, 18 oz mustard 6 gallons potato salad, 4 bags chips. We will besides wedding cake be making homemade desserts 2-bund pan size pound cakes, 2 cheesecakes, 60 chocolate chip cookies, 40 peanut butter cookies, several other cakes or pies to be determined, also a fruit tray to serve 25.
ellen
05/30/14
Veg. trays of 4lbs cauliflowerettes, 4lbs baby carrots, 4 lbs broccoli florets, 6 cucumbers, 3 dry pints sweet mini peppers, 4 pints cherry or grape tomatoes, gallon ranch dip,

cheese trays
4lbs cheddar,
4 lbs jack,
4 lbs swiss,
pkg. pretzels sticks for skewers,
relish tray
1 gallon pickles each of dill & sweet, 3 lbs black & green olives.

sandwiches on small rolls or buns.
You want to have 10 slider rolls per pound of meats, and you want 1 pound meat per 4 people.

Shaved ham 7lbs,
turkey 5 lbs,
BBQ sloppy joes 8lbs,
chicken salad

You want about 1 pound per 5-6, so I suggest about 3 gallons of chicken salad (will take 12-14 pounds boneless chicken or double that bone-in)and double the beef and turkey. Also for the beef, consider doing either same weight meatballs- meatball sliders are very trendy- or Italian shredded beef, using chuck; both are a bit more dressy, and a lot less drippy, which matters with wedding clothes.

sandwiches fixing(yours),
Cheese 7 lbs,
5 heads of lettuce,
8 lbs tomatoes,
10 sweet (noonday) onions,
3 quarts of mayo,
18 oz mustard
OK

6 gallons potato salad, OK
4 bags chips, need about 10 pounds, 1 pint dip or salsa per pound

wedding cake
homemade desserts 2-bundt pan size pound cakes, 2 cheesecakes, 60 chocolate chip cookies (suggest you do at least 1 per guest), 40 peanut butter cookies, several other cakes or pies to be determined, also a fruit tray to serve 25. Might triple the fruit and move it to the nibble table.

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