I have a friend cooking lunch for 20 people this weekend (Saturday and Sunday) and need some fresh ideas. The ideas/recipes need to be pretty straightforward - she's not a whiz in the kitchen. She did this same event last year and was disappointed in herself... She served turkey sandwiches ones day and roast beef the next.
Guests will be attendees from a dog training seminar put on by her husband. There will be both men & women. Budget is $10 per person per meal. Lunch will be prepared & served in a residence with substantial kitchen space. Depending on the weather, they will be eating outside. She's serving cookies. This will be buffet.
Here's what I came up with as ideas and was hoping you all could come up with a few other ideas outside the box:
Pulled pork or brisket sandwiches served with poppyseed coleslaw and good quality chips. Maybe homemade quick pickles?
Chipotle Chorizo Chili (or just regular old chili) with homemade green chile cornbread
A taco bar with some purchased barbacoa and rotisserie chicken as options - pico de gallo, guacamole, etc.