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Graduation Party for 100
KarenM
06/05/10
Ellen, I am in need of help!!! Please ease my mind and okay my menu!!! Planning on about 100 guests, mostly adults and HS graduates.

Italian Beef (how many lbs?)

Mosticholi (want to do half pans, how many lbs of pasta fit in one?)

Teriyaki chicken kabobs (using chicken tenderloins, cut in half and put on stick, each tenderloin makes 2 sticks, how many lbs of chicken tenderloins?)

Potato salad (how many lbs of potatoes?)

Oriental salad (how much cabbage?)

baked beans (doctored up canned, how much?)

fruit salad (how much fruit?)

chips

cookies (chocolate chip, peanut butter and sugar cookies) how many dozen?

1 sheet cake

phew!!! I will be cooking all and would really like your expertice on confirming that I have enough varity and help me with quantities. Thank you so much in advance!!

ellen
06/07/10
OK, you have enough on the menu. Take 3 deep breaths.

Most of these foods are already listed on the plan for 100 lists, for these I just wrote, "list".

Italian Beef (how many lbs?) 1 pound ready to eat for each 3 people

Mosticholi (want to do half pans, how many lbs of pasta fit in one?) I think you are using the aluminum pans that hold 2-2 1/2 pounds dry pasta. You need 8-12 pounds for this crowd, depending on appetites.

Teriyaki chicken kabobs (using chicken tenderloins, cut in half and put on stick, each tenderloin makes 2 sticks, how many lbs of chicken tenderloins?) 2 per person

Potato salad (how many lbs of potatoes?) list

Oriental salad (how much cabbage?) 22 pounds cabbage if cabbage based. If noodle based, see my recipe for Asian noodle salad

baked beans (doctored up canned, how much?) list and see my bean page

fruit salad (how much fruit?) see fruit tray page. Make trays instead of salad. Prettier, keep better and the leftovers are more useful.

chips at least 6 pounds if potato, 8 if corn. More if dip (1/4 cup per person dip).

cookies (chocolate chip, peanut butter and sugar cookies) how many dozen? 1 of each flavor per person

1 sheet cake- OK