My future inlaws offered to throw us an engagement party at their home, and asked what we wanted them to serve. Thinking we were keeping the price down, we said deli platters would be fine. Turns out deli for 50 people is about $500... which I'm told is too much.
What now? We don't need anything fancy, but the party's in the evening, and we need to serve dinner. Any thoughts on how to feed 50 people inexpensively? Pot luck's not a good option because many people are coming from out of town. I don't mind doing some cooking, but I think it's a better option to bring something in for that many people. Any thoughts?