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Meal for 40
Janice
11/27/18
Theater group has requested chicken marsala, steamed asparagus, mashed cauliflower, vegetable lasagna, chocolate pie, gluten free pumpkin pie, green salad and rolls. I have recipes for the pies. How much chicken and marsala sauce do I need. I've read your amount for 100. How many people will 1 cauliflower, cooked and mashed, feed? Is it possible to steam asparagus in a buffet server? Any suggestions to steam that much asparagus? I'm guessing 3 asparagus per person. This all will be cooked at home (except the asparagus), transported and served buffet style.
ellen
12/01/18
chicken Marsala
Make at least 60 4 ounce pieces. Unless it s a very skinny all female group, quite a few people will take 2 pieces.
vegetable lasagna,
Because you do not have a carb dish, some people will take the lasagna for the noodles. Make at least 16 servings.

Noodles or rice for 24-30 would not be out of place.

How many people will 1 cauliflower, cooked and mashed, feed?
A 2-2 1/2 pound cauliflower feeds 4 mashed.
Is it possible to steam asparagus in a buffet server?
No. Consider roasted asparagus, roasted first and then rewarmed in the buffet server.
Pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Lay asparagus stalks across baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper.
Roast for 10-15 minutes, check after 10 minutes. For added flavor, squeeze lemon juice on top after roasting.
This is far more forgiving of reheating than steamed. Usual serving is 5 spears.

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