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Graduation party for 100
Hi Ellen. Haven't done a party in a few years. Need your help again. Having grad party for 100 ppl. Having kahula pork, salt potatoes, mac & cheese, baked BBQ beans, jello salad. Wondered what you think of menu and of course quantities. Your have helped me tremendously in the past so once again need your expertise. Thank you!
Hi Ellen, Forgot to tell you that these are all adults, also was thinking of making bacon ranch pasta salad also, any help appreciated! thank you
Hi, Jo, welcome back.

kahula pork, 50 pounds pork

salt potatoes, 30-35 pounds
mac & cheese, 8 pounds starch

?pasta salad-If it were my party, I would do either fruit trays (so good w pork) or an Hawaiian style slaw (2 1/2 gallons) or green salad per the plan for 100 page

baked BBQ beans, 3 gallons, or 4 #10 cans. Consider one or more dishes meatless

jello salad, 17 small packages jello plus add ins

Hi Ellen

Once again thanks for your help, I like the idea of slaw, do you have a good recipe? You have been a lifesaver to me, really do appreciate it

Hawaiian slaw’s got the traditional ingredients of cabbage and carrots, with fresh pineapple chunks, black sesame seeds, and a ginger-soy lime vinaigrette.

Hawaiian Slaw

8 pounds (4 heads) green cabbage, finely shredded
2 pounds (1 large head) red cabbage, finely shredded
3 pounds carrots, grated
1 1/2 pounds green onions, finely chopped
1 1/2 pounds celery with leaves, chopped
1 cup fresh parsley, preferably Italian (flat);leaf only, chopped
2 whole pineapples with core, shredded, OR 3 #2 1/2 cans pineapple tidbits in juice, with juice


3 cups Rice Wine Vinegar
1 cup low sodium Soy Sauce
1/2 cup Honey
1/3 cup Sesame Oil
8 Limes juiced
3 tablespoons Black Sesame Seeds
up to 2 teaspoons Red Pepper Flakes Optional

Put this in a half gallon jar and shake till the honey dissolves-or blenderize the honey and vinegar and proceed with mixing.

Of course you can sub any of the new power slaws, broccoli slaws etc for part of the cabbage- just go by weight.
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