Thursday, October 22, 2009

Large Gatherings Food Amounts

I was asked the other day about this and finally had time to grab my lists and post them here. These come from several Amish cookbooks I have, each sharing bulk quantity recipes and food amounts for large groups.
If you are looking for a recipe, I suggest Ellen's Kitchen (she has a great sandwich listing, too!) If I have a recipe you can use, just ask and I'll look it up. I'm anything but cookbook sort around here ;o)

Drinks: (for 100 servings)
Punch 6 1/2 gallons
Instant Coffee 10 oz in 5 gallons water
Coffee 2 1/2 lbs or 5 cups
Tea 1 lb.
cream (at 2 Tbs per serving) 3 qts.
sugar (at 2 tsp per serving) 2 lbs

Sandwiches: (for 100 servings)
bread 10 loaves/200 slices
rolls 13 dozen
butter (1-2 tsp per) 1 1/2 lbs.
jelly (1 Tbs per) 7 cups
mayonnaise (1 Tbs per) 7 cups
meat spreads (2 tbs per) 3 qts
lettuce 3 heads
tomato slices (1 slice per) 25
cheese slices (1 slice per) 5 lbs
sliced luncheon meat 7 lbs

Meats: (100 servings)
gravy (3 Tbs per) 5 qts
boneless ham 35 lbs
ready-mixed hamburger (raw) 35 lbs
ready mix meatloaf (raw) 35 lbs
ready mix meatballs (raw) 35 lbs
hot dogs (2 per) 25 lbs.
roast beef (5 oz per) 40 lbs
sloppy joes (1/2 cup per) 3 1/2 gallons
turkey 4 18 lb birds
fried chicken 150 pieces
creamed chicken (1/3 cup per) 2 gallons

Casseroles/Main Dishes/Soups:
rice 8 lbs dry
soups (1 cup per) 6 gallons
noodles 6 1/2 lbs dry
casseroles (1 cup per) 2 18 qt roasters

Vegetables/Salads:
navy beans 12 lbs dry
baked beans 3 1/2 gals cooked
vegetables 25 lbs frozen
carrot sticks 3 1/2 lbs
celery sticks 4 lbs
potato flakes 5 lbs dry
potatoes (1/2 cup) 30 lbs raw (3/4 cup) 45 lbs raw
scalloped potatoes (1/2 cup) 25 lbs raw (3/4 cup) 37 lbs raw
potato salad (1/2 cup) 3 1/2 gals (3/4 cup) 4 1/2 gal
jello salad (1/2 cup) 3 1/2 gals (3/4 cup) 4 1/2 gals.
cabbage for cole slaw 20 lbs
lettuce salad (3/4 cup per) 12 heads
tomatoes (3 slices per) 33
applesauce (1/2 cup per) 3 1/2 gals
pickles (2 per) 1 gal
relish (1 Tbs per) 7 cups
olives (4 per) 2 qts
fruit salad (1/2 cup0 3 1/2 gal (3/4 cup0 4 1/2 gal

Desserts:
puddings (1/2 cup) 3 1/2 gal (3/4 cup) 4 1/2 ga;
pies (1 piece) 17 pies, cut into 6 pieces each
angel food cake (1 slice) 7 cakes, cut into 15 pieces each
9x13 cake (1 piece) 7 cakes, cut into 15 pieces each
cookies or bars 300
ice cream (1/2 cup) 13 qts or 5 4 ltr. boxes cut into 20 blocks each
whipped topping (2 Tbs per) 3 qts
mints 3 lbs
nuts 3 lbs
bananas 32 lbs
apples 30 lbs
grapes 25 lbs

Miscellaneous:
corn flake crumbs for toppings 7 oz
potato chips 6 1/2 lbs
crackers (2 per) 2 lbs
cheese ball 3 1 lb ball
cheese, shredded (1/4 cup per) 25 cups, or 6 lbs

General Information:
Plan for 1 cup servings/Adult and 1/2 cup servings/Children 10 and under
35 1 cup servings equals 1 large (25 lb) roaster
55 1 cup servings equals 1 electric (18 qt) roaster
21 3/4 cup servings equals 1 gallon salads and desserts
Set ice cream containers on counters for 45 minutes to thaw, then back into freezer for 1 hour -- makes them easier to dip when ready
200 cups of coffee will serve 325 people (normal 6 oz cup size)


1 comment:

Scarlett said...

Wow that is an awesome list! I will be using that at church gatherings I am sure. Thank you for sharing.

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