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Dinner for twenty, $100 budget

sophie. | | May 22, 2009 11:10 AM


I'm cooking dinner for a board meeting. Expecting fifteen to eighteen people.

We are a non-profit, and I'd like to impress them with cheap but delicious food. And show that home cooked meals are a more efficient alternative to catering these meetings.

We have our own kitchen. (Our office is a studio apartment.) We also have a wealth of volunteers only too happy to help with prep. All they need is direction.

As our kitchen is sparsely furnished, I was thinking a friend and I would do as much prep at my house the night before as we could. And possibly test the recipe then.

Cooking for one dairy-free, one-gluten-free, and several vegetarians. No beef. No shellfish.


I was thinking enchiladas/moussaka (w/o lamb?)/something casserole-ish and salad. Keep it pretty simple. Was leaning toward enchiladas because we could easily do one veg and one chicken. And use corn tortillas. But would need something for the dairy-free. That would not be too difficult.

Greek, Viet, Indian, Italian are other possibilities...

I'm open to any cuisine. Would prefer dishes that can be prepared ahead of time.

And would love input on salads, sides.