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Help! Feeding 22-24 people on a budget

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Help! Feeding 22-24 people on a budget

DeLobstah | Oct 11, 2012 08:56 AM

My hubs and I are cooking for a largish group of people (22-24) and its for a place like Ronald McDonald house but not for children, its associated with a large hospital in our area. Until recently we were going to be going along to serve and I just found out we are in charge.

I have been cooking for years and have made meals for 35-40 people in the past, but I never had A. a tight budget and B. Any grip on how to calculate how much to make. My coping mechanism has been to make too much food and send people home with leftovers. The event budget and my current budget will not allow my usual overshop/overbuy technique.

So here is my question:

I am planning on making lasagna and ziti, a large salad and cookies for dessert. How do I figure how how much to make when serving 22-24 people?

Thank you in advance for your wisdom!

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