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How much food is enough?

Chuck | | Jan 30, 2005 08:08 PM

Just wondered what some of you do in figuring how much food you need for a party...One never wants to run out of food, but I get so upset with food waste.

Planning a party of 40 people...Half male and half female...All between 45 and 60. It's an outdoor BBQ..sort of.

Green Chili and Cheese dip as an appetizer. Recipe called for serving 14 so I'm figuring I should double it...

Another appetizer..Not sure what yet.


Pulled pork sandwiches - I figure to cook 12 lbs of pork shoulder

Glazed Oriental chicken legs - Maybe 35 legs?

Adobo/ancho Wings - Maybe 40 whole wings cut in half?

Baked Beans - 9 lbs?

Mustard Slaw - 2-3 heads ?

Potato Salad - 9 lbs ?

Salad - 1 lg bowl

I try to figure 1/4 lb of protein for each person and 3/4 cup of a mixture of sides? Any comments greatly appreciated.

Maybe total of 3 cakes and or pies and a banana pudding?