Need more help planning this community luncheon for 150 people!
Here are my proposed portions for each item, please let me know if you think it's right/too much/too little. Oh, and they're only paying $5/person!
each plate will have either
tuna salad - 1/2 c
chicken salad - 1/2 c
each plate will have all of the following
pasta salad - 1 c
coleslaw - 1/2 c
gelatin salad (fruit cocktail in Jell-O) 3"x3"x1" square
Was thinking of serving cottage cheese (1/3 c) with a pineapple ring, but am not sure now. Should I just leave that out or sub a piece of cheese (either cheddar or a mini Babybel)?
Had thought of serving 3 bean and pickled beet salad (1/2 c) as well, but decided that there was plenty without. Or should I include?
Crackers (in baskets on table): does budgeting 9 crackers/person sound about right?
Plates will also have lettuce (under the tuna/chicken salad, gelatin salad, and cottage cheese if included), a slice of tomato, and 3 slices of cucumber.
(Dessert is mini cupcakes)
Drinks: 30 gallons sweet tea, 10 gallons unsweetened tea (12 oz/person + some refills)
Ice: 5 bags
I think your menu sounds great. Will you serve a finger or dinner type roll with it or just the crackers? That's the only thing I'd be looking for since I'm a bread lover.
Just the crackers.
Food is such a regional thing...do most people actually eat cottage cheese on a pineapple ring?
And 9 crackers sounds like a lot! I guess it also depends on what type of cracker, but I think I usually am given 1 or 2 small packages of Captain's wafer crackers. I think that is 4 small crackers? And I rarely eat all of that, often don't eat it at all.
But maybe I'm not understanding what kind of crackers, or how they are eaten?
If I were an attendee, I'd probably put the chicken or tuna salad ON the cracker.
I would skip or substitute either the pasta salad or cole slaw. Seems like a lot of mayo-based food on the same plate.
I vote the cheese over the pineapple.
And I think you can skip the beet salad.
What about a crescent roll on every one's plate instead of crackers?
Just my two cents
Pasta salad is not mayo-based, it has Italian dressing. Maybe you're thinking of macaroni salad? Not the same thing.