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Ideas for feeding an army of evacuees

UptownKevin | Sep 4, 2005 09:04 AM

I live(d) in New Orleans but was lucky enough to make it out and am now in Chicago. I plan to return to Louisiana next week, or as soon as the power is restored at my parents house in Hammond (northshore of NOLA). My parents have been feeding 10-15 people daily at there house and have had an adequate amount of food stockpiled in their freezer, but it's dwindling by the day.

When I arrive, I plan to be cooking for 10-20 people daily and am brainstorming for some ideas for meals. I will be loading up my car in Chicago before my return, as the line at the grocery in LA can take hours.

Some easy mass-quantity meals I plan to make are:

Spagetti and Meatballs
Red Beans and Rice
Chicken (quesadillas, tacos, enchiladas, grilled)
Fried Fish (they have a fish pond)
Smoked brisket
Potato Salad, Onion Rings, Baked Beans (all are cheap)

So far these are a few ideas, but they will go quick. I will have plenty of rice and potatoes, will be buying a ton of tortillas, some fresh veggies and probably a lot of skirt steak and Italian sausage (since I am in Chicago).

Ok, now it is your turn. I need meal ideas and also shopping ideas. Go for it...


Link: http://www.NolaFoodie.com

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