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ELLEN'S KITCHEN
Cooking for 50
Jenna
11/07/11
Hi Ellen, I am going to be cooking a dinner for 50 people. Would you please tell me if the followng will be enough?

30 lbs of turkey breast
1 Large deep aluminum pan dressing
1 Chafing dish pan of gravy
1 Large deep aluminum pan mac/cheese
2 Large cans green beans #10
2 Large cans peas #10
2 Large cans whole keral corn
1 chafing dish pan of mustard greens
25 lbs of potatoes for mashed potatoes or 1 large deep aluminum pan of candied yams
6 lbs of rolls
3 gallon of sweet tea & 3 gallons of unsweet tea & maybe 3 gallons of lemonade
2 cakes
1 large aluminum pan of peach cobbler
50 pecan pralines (mini pecan pies)

Thanks so much for your help!

ellen
11/07/11
Jenna, how many quarts does your large aluminum pan hold, or what are the measurements?

This looks OK to a little thin, depending on the above question. Write more.

Jenna
11/08/11
Hi Ellen, the following are the dimensions of the large deep aluminum pans. I think that one pan holds about 11 quarts. Will this be enough?

Full size deep foil steam table dimensions:
Top Outside: 20-3/4" x 12-13/16"
Bottom: 17-19/32" x 9-21/32"
Depth: 3-3/8"
Gauge: 70
Capacity: 346 fluid ounces

Thanks so much for your help!

ellen
11/08/11
OK. You will have plenty for 50. I would add 2 gallons of ice cream or whipped cream for the cobbler and serve it warm.

Consider using frozen vegetables, tastier, especially the peas. About 10 pounds each.

 
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