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Any help with a simple spread for 80?

kdcs | Oct 25, 200903:20 PM

We have a monthly meeting over lunch for about 80 people, featuring stale, overstuffed sandwiches and gloppy deli salads. I'd like to make something a little better, but don't want to go too far out of the way in terms of prep time or expense. Everything would need to be made in advance, at least a day, and be able to be served at room temperature (though I could possibly use a Crock Pot for an item or two).

Any thoughts on what would be good choices?

Initially, I was thinking about a few salad/vegetable choices:
-roasted green beans and cherry tomatoes
-mediterranean salad
-pesto pasta salad
-simple green salad with dressing
-maybe a bean salad of some sort

A few roasted meats:
-turkey breasts
-roast beef
-ham, or pulled pork in a Crock Pot

A few desserts:

With simple accompaniments like chips, fruit, drinks, perhaps rolls or biscuits or something.

Any thoughts on good menu choices? Good inexpensive options? Things you would definitely do? Things you'd rely on the store for?

Thanks in advance.

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