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Soul Food Dinner
Anita Langford
02/02/20
Soul Food Dinner for 225

How many Rotisserie Chickens do I need? Chickens will be D+boned.
How many pounds of Sweet potatoes
How many pounds of Greens
How many pounds of Macaroni and cheese
How many pounds of Cornbread
How many cans of pop
How many pounds of Ham

ellen
02/02/20
Assuming this is buffet service, 3 serving lines or 2 double-sided lines, allowing some seconds. These chickens run a bit small, 1 deboned per 6-7 with the ham, so 33-38 chickens. Might cost less to serve baked chicken quarters, 1 per person.

Gravy for chicken! Essential. 4- 5 gallons

How many pounds of Ham
1 pound per 8 boneless is 32 pounds

All the rest of these are covered in the plan for 100 pages
How many pounds of Sweet potatoes
Per 100 about 35-38 pounds depends on whether they are baked, casseroled, etc.
How many pounds of Macaroni and cheese
Pound of mac makes a 9x13, serves 10 w the potatoes, 1 quart sauce and 1/2 to 1 pound cheese per pound of pasta

How many pounds of Greens
Greens, collards, etc. 58 pounds, raw "as purchased" per 100
OR about 28 pounds frozen, ready to cook
Collards are the most kind to inexperienced greens eaters
Stewed cabbage with add ins is equally traditional
A second veg such as green beans or corn would also be served at a traditional meal- vegetables are important. For ideas and amounts:
www.ellenskitchen.com/turkey/vegtable.html

How many pounds of Cornbread
12-15 pounds per 100 with 3-4 pounds butter

How many cans of pop-see beverage page. Iced tea is practically essential, all covered on the beverage page.
www.ellenskitchen.com/bigpots/plan/bevmisc100.html

At a Sunday dinner in the south it would be usual to offer a pickled type dish like cucumbers in dill or corn relish or sliced tomatoes or some such for color and relish.

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02/02/20
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