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Lunch Make Ahead

special casual make ahead luncheon for 30 people

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special casual make ahead luncheon for 30 people

oldfoody | Mar 8, 2013 01:49 PM

I have been a member of a group of volunteers that visit migrant camps a few times a year. We bring a hot meal and gifts and clothing that can make them a little more comfortable. We visit about 5 different camps each trip and the volunteers cook, pack, transport and serve the meals to about 300 mostly men. I stay behind and feed the returning volunteers. They are very tired and very hungry. I usually serve a meal that I prepare the day before and bake the day of like; lasagna, chicken marsala, pot roast, etc. I always have two soups , at least one salad, and a couple of desserts. This time, I would like to make it more casual. I've been thinking of several kinds of burgers like; classic hamburgers, lamb burger/ pita sandwiches, and perhaps one or two others. my problem is, I am never sure of their return time,( even when they report in to let me know how close they are to finishing.) Any suggestions about what to serve, how to keep it warm and fresh, what to serve on the side? I always try to make it special because of their hard work and dedication to this ministry.

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