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graduation party for 100
susan
07/07/11
Hello! I'm planning a graduation party for my daughter and we've invited 100 guests to celebrate with us in the backyard. I'd like to make all of the following, but I'm not sure how much to make of each. Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks!
stuffed mushrooms & cold antipasto platters to start ...
lasagne
penne al pesto
green beans & small potatoes in butter
eggplant parm
meatballs
split chicken breasts in marsala sauce
(I was going to make sausage & peppers, but thinking about canning this idea ...)
ice cream cake
- I know this sounds like a lot of food, but we've got some big eaters and this type of "Italian House Party" is what we do :) ... thanks, again!
Susan
ellen
07/08/11
This is not a lot of food, but it is a lot of choices, which makes for both more work and more leftovers, here are my suggestions:

lasagne- make 80 servings, cut into 100 pieces
meatballs-1 pound per 5 guests
split chicken breasts in marsala sauce
(I was going to make sausage & peppers, but thinking about canning this idea ...)- I would do the sausage and peppers instead of the chicken for teens- the marsala is a rather exotic taste for most of them- 1 pound sausage for 4 plus equal weight veggies

eggplant parm- about 50 servings

penne al pesto- about 10 pounds dry
green beans & small potatoes in butter- 20 pounds of green beans, about 5 potatoes

I would definitely add bread and either a salad or a second green vegetable. Maybe a selection of cookies and brownies with the cake.