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Food for a Large Group

Preparing Food for a Large GroupPreparing food for a large group can seem daunting, especially the first time. This is a page about preparing food for a large group.


Plate of Tacos

Making Tacos for a Large Group?This is a page about making tacos for a large group. Trying to decide what to serve a large group can be a challenge. Tacos are a good option and easily done when set up as a taco bar.



Making Spaghetti for 100 People?Calculating the amount of ingredients you will need to feed 100 people, starts with the amount you expect to serve per person. This is a page about making spaghetti for 100 people.


Banana Pudding

Banana Pudding for a Large Group?Banana pudding is a great dessert treat to make for large groups. This is a page about banana pudding for 150 people.


Mac and Cheese

Recipe Ideas That are Easy to Transport?This is a page about recipe ideas that are easy to transport. When attending a potluck or contributing to a family dinner, you want to make a dish that will maintain its flavor and consistency.


Spaghetti Supper

Spaghetti Supper for 300 to 400 People?Determine the size of your servings and multiply by the number of people, to figure out how much food you will need to make. This is a page about spaghetti supper for 300 to 400 people.



Light Supper Menus Ideas for a Home for the Elderly?Please can someone send me ideas and/or recipes for menus for light suppers for the elderly in an old age home. They already have homemade soup every night with toast, but we need another dish. They get hungry during the early evening.



Salad Ideas for Large Groups?This page contains salad ideas for large groups. When preparing food for a large group, it is a challenge to have enough, but not too much.


Sloppy joes for a large group.

Making Sloppy Joes for a Large GroupThis page is about making sloppy joes for a large group. Making sloppy joes is simple and can easily be adapted for a large group. Sloppy joes have limited ingredients making them an inexpensive meal.


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Recipe for Beef Tacos for 40 + Sides?I need a beef taco bar for 40 recipe. Also, what would be good for sides?


Fresh Cauliflower

Fresh Cauliflower for 60 People?Figure how many ounces your servings will be to determine how much cauliflower you will need. This is a page about fresh cauliflower for 60 people.


Father and Son Cooking Dinner Together

Saturday Meal IdeasCooking a meal at home for Saturday is a great activity to bring the whole family together. This is a page about Saturday meal ideas.


Serving Chicken and Noodles

Preparing Chicken and Noodles for a Large Group?This is a page about preparing chicken and noodles for a large group. Although it may seem overwhelming, increasing a recipe to feed a large crowd is completely doable.


Man Shopping for  Food on a Budget

Stretching Your Food BudgetThere are many ways with smart shopping and planning that you can make your grocery money go farther. This is a page about stretching your food budget.


Diabetic Meal Planning

Diabetic Meal Planning?This is a page about diabetic meal planning. Eating well when you have diabetes includes not only finding appropriate recipes, but also meal planning on a daily basis.


Creative Waffle Face

Creative Breakfast IdeasThis is a page about creative breakfast ideas. The first meal of the day does not have to be boring. There are many delicious foods that can be made to get you off to good start.


Lunch from Home

Alternatives to Cafeteria FoodWhen you must be away from home at meal time at a convention or a hospital for someone who needs to stay there, food can get expensive. This page is about alternatives to cafeteria food.


Serving bbq ribs to a large group.

Making BBQ for a Large Group?This is a page about making BBQ for a large group. BBQ meals are a popular choice for the backyard meal as well as for large groups at parties, weddings, and other events.


Preparing a healthy meal.

Portion Control Tips for DiabeticsThis page contains portion control tips for diabetics. When what you eat has a big effect on your health, it is important to reduce the portion size of many foods.


A family cooking a home cooked meal.

Alternatives to Eating OutThis page is about alternatives to eating out. When you find that you are eating out more than your budget allows, there are some tips to avoid it.



A paper with fields to write all the meals for a week.

Planning MealsThis page is about planning meals. Deciding what to have for dinner ahead of time can save you time and money.


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Planning a Weekly Church Dinner For Families in Need?My church feeds families every Tuesday evening. It is for low income families in the community, for those in need of food, clothing, and a free dinner.


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Buying Food for Wedding Reception?My daughter is getting married. I need to buy nuts and mints for a reception for 250 people. How much should I buy?


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Cooking Ahead for Holiday Meals?How much in advance can I make pumpkin pies and green bean casserole and still have them taste good? And does anyone add soy sauce to green bean casserole?


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Packing Food for a Family Trip?We are going on a family fishing trip in Aug. of 2009. I am trying to designate what everyone brings for meals etc. Right now I am trying to figure out how many pounds of potatoes to take with us. We don't want to carry too much extra with us but we don't want to buy to much extra while we are there.


Thanksgiving table with a roasted turkey

Countdown to ThanksgivingBelieve it or not now is the time to start organizing your holiday meal. It does not matter whether your planning for 4 or 40, there are a few things you can do now to make it a whole lot easier on yourself on the big day.


A box full of limes, lemons and oranges.

Using Up A Surplus of FoodI had an interesting problem recently in regards to food. In response to the coronavirus outbreak, Oregon closed all bars and restaurants in mid March. They could still provide take-out or delivery but many places shut down for the duration. Because this was relatively unexpected, the businesses had a great deal of produce and refrigerated food to get rid of before it went bad.


A ham sliced into slices.

Turning One Meal Into SixWhether you're short on time or money, preparing one large meal on the weekend and stretching it all week long is a cost and time efficient way of meal planning.



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Spaghetti with Hamburger for 65 People?How much ground beef will I need to make a pot of spaghetti for 65 people?


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Making Spaghetti for 300?How many kilos of spaghetti would you need to make for 300 persons?


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Preparing Carne Asada for 100 People?How much carne asada will I need to feed 100 people?


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Making Smaller Traditional Meals for the Holidays?With COVID-19 limiting the size of our gatherings - what are some thrifty tips for making smaller size traditional meals and saving money to do so?


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Planning a Salad Bar for 120 People?I'm making a tossed salad for 120 people. How many grape tomatoes, avocados, strawberries, cucumbers, croutons, and dressing will I need?


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Buying Salad for a BBQ for 75?How much potato salad and macaroni salad will I need to purchase to serve 75? We are having a community picnic.


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