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Old 08-20-2012, 02:26 PM   #11
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Soz - confucious. Must have been WhiskyDoddles post.
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:02 PM   #12
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In all the truth I have done it many times, every time having tons of leftovers. If I was not so unorganised I would be writing down how much of wha I've done. But I am terible. I do not cook from recipes, I do not write things down. Non of my dishes ever taste the same. It's terible. Time to grow up, just don't tell my kids I said so.
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:08 PM   #13
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Charlie, if you're serving the food, a half cup per person will be more than enough. If people are serving themselves, you may want a little more.
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:21 PM   #14
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In all the truth I have done it many times, every time having tons of leftovers. If I was not so unorganised I would be writing down how much of wha I've done. But I am terible. I do not cook from recipes, I do not write things down. Non of my dishes ever taste the same. It's terible. Time to grow up, just don't tell my kids I said so.
I don't cook professionally, Charlie, but that is my problem too--I don't write things down--I cook by "taste and by golly" and I don't repeat recipes very often. So many things I want to make, I rarely make the same thing 2x a year. I'm sure your dishes are excellent! This is how my grandma cooked--I think she was a grown up.
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:27 PM   #15
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Yeah, but that is you grandma, mine was the same, and that is me, what a bum

Stupid thing I have done many times. As the matter of fact it is my "go to..." dish to make when cooking for a lot of people. It is supper easy and supper tasty, everybody likes it. I really should just write it down.
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Old 08-20-2012, 05:09 PM   #16
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Yeah, but that is you grandma, mine was the same, and that is me, what a bum

Stupid thing I have done many times. As the matter of fact it is my "go to..." dish to make when cooking for a lot of people. It is supper easy and supper tasty, everybody likes it. I really should just write it down.
I say that too--and then I get busy cooking and I taste and, oh, there's something missing, so I toss in a bit of this and a bit of that...
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Old 08-20-2012, 05:51 PM   #17
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Here is a site I check occasionally for quantities. Not necessarily for recipes, but it is a good guide for quantities. This is roast beef and gravy for 50. It says about 2 quarts for 3 oz per person. Half gallon? roast beef and gravy recipe for fifty, serves 50
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Old 08-21-2012, 09:45 AM   #19
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Here is a site I check occasionally for quantities. Not necessarily for recipes, but it is a good guide for quantities. This is roast beef and gravy for 50. It says about 2 quarts for 3 oz per person. Half gallon? roast beef and gravy recipe for fifty, serves 50
A third of a cup converts to just over 3 oz. 2 quarts = 64 oz which is 1/2 gal or 16 cups. (These are liquid conversions).
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:49 AM   #20
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I make a gallon of gravy at Thanksgiving for 8 people.
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