Preparing Food for a Thanksgiving Banquet

I am having a church Thanksgiving banquet. I need to know how much mash potatoes, corn, green beans, and gravy to prepare for 70 - 80 people.

Kathy from Harrisonburg, VA

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OUr family gatherings are 40-50 people. This usually has about 8 qts of homemade bread dressing, so we use about 20 lb potatoes. Use instant--makes it easier to make more.

Figure 1/2 cup gravey use--between dressing and potatoes. Not all use for either.

1/2 cup serving of vegie--are you steaming them or doing a creamed version. A half cup (really, use your measuring cups). Figure 1 cup potatoes, 1 cup dressing, 1/2 cup gravey, 1/2 cup vegie, a salad works good--greens takes up space, a pasta salad figure 1/2 cup. If you practice on your own family, measure out their food a couple times, you will get to know what they want more of.

I have done church dinners, spaghetti meals, Bible school meals, soup/sandwich suppers. The better the food tastes, the more-just a little bit more--will be happening. And it is such an honor to be asked for 2nds!

Grandma J.

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