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I am doing a wedding for 200 the menu is Italain beef
and shredded chicken (do not want barbque)
Cheesy potatoes green bean, toss salad
Need to know how much meat and potatoes green beans.Need a good recipe for the shredded chicken.
Could you please help me Carol Lou
Yes, Carol Lou,
Cheesy potatoes, go to the festive family brunch page for the recipe and increase as directed.
about 35 pounds green beans, if using frozen the Prince Edward blend would be very nice for this meal.
For good articles on Italian beef, go here:
You would start with about 45 pounds of trimmed boneless chuck. Costco carries the shoulder clod, trimmed it will be fine. It will make about 150 sandwiches.
There is a site devoted to shredded chicken, check it out:
15 pounds (30 cups) of boneless skinless chicken will make about 100 sandwiches. It takes 30-32 pounds of whole chicken or turkey to make 30 cups. It takes a few cups of crushed Ritz crackers or bread crumbs and about 10 quarts of gravy or cream sauce to moisten that much chicken
Rolls, about 22 dozen
For wedding receptions, I strongly recommend an Appetizer Table, and here is why:
This does not have to be complicated. Three items, plus a punch/lemonade (8 gallons per 100), or two if one is alcoholic, are sufficient. Typically, include a fruit tray or relish tray (see the veggie tray page), a cheese tray and an attractive dip or spread; or you can go with a dinner theme such as TexMex with chips, salsas, Texas caviar and guacamole; Italian with bruschetta or antipasto; maybe shrimps or other cold seafood, if budget permits.
One appetizer service area serves about 100 guests. You would do 2.
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