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Old 11-05-2004, 04:50 PM   #1
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Unexpectedly cooking for 25 for lunch tomorrow

HELP!!!!!!!!!

A friend's father passed away. He wants me to be in charge of having food/s there for lunch.

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Old 11-05-2004, 04:54 PM   #2
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Variety of sandwich makings - breads, meats, cheeses, condiments, and a couple quarts of deli potato salad. You could make a quick sheet cake.

Sorry, thinking off the top of my head.
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Old 11-05-2004, 04:57 PM   #3
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How about a big pot of soup/stew/chili and some various breads and rolls, and salad (a lettuce and a fruit)?

Good luck!
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mudbug - there is no such thing as a "quick" sheetcake for the baking impaired!!!! LOL

I thought about baking a spiral cut ham - have mustard/mayo and yeast rolls

A bean and pasta salad that makes a LOT and will be good to have on hand for the next couple of days for them

........I'm still rolling on the floor about the sheetcake - oh, if you only knew!!!!

...or a pot of Minestrone soup - they requested nothing heavy and this is all veggies.

.......still thinking
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Old 11-05-2004, 05:10 PM   #5
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Sorry about the baking thing - I forgot! Go buy a few dozen good bakery cookies then. People like to have a little sweet to forget sorrow. Otherwise your menu sounds fine to me. bon courage....
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Old 11-05-2004, 05:23 PM   #6
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Elf, I am sorry for the loss! My only contribution at the moment is Italian Beef for sandwiches, but that may be too heavy in light of your posting. But it does feed a small army. That pasta-bean salad sure sounds great. Lettuce wraps, maybe?
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Old 11-05-2004, 05:26 PM   #7
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Use a crockpot to make up a big batch of Swedish meatballs. Everything else you suggested sounds great as well.
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Old 11-05-2004, 05:29 PM   #8
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Include some buns for the ham.

Vegetable platter.

Find a recipe for Almond Float. It's like a fruit cocktail with white pieces of almond flavored jello.

Meatballs in grape jelly bbq sauce.

Little smokie sausages in the above bbq sauce.
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ok - this looks like what I'm doing:

Tuscan Vegetable Soup w/beans and fresh Parmesan

My prosciutto/water-packed mozzarella/roasted pepper/mesclun mix paninis

baguette w/goat cheese, pesto, and pepper strips

Then chicken salad with slices of ciabatta or it can be eaten plain.

Then after the viewing the finger food will come out -

I've got to find something sweet - I'll run across something - I have tons of bananas - I could just get some eggs, sour cream, and do banana bread cut in chunks - YEP, that's what I'll do.
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Old 11-05-2004, 06:21 PM   #10
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mudbug - there is no such thing as a "quick" sheetcake for the baking impaired!!!! LOL

.......still thinking
Cosco has sheet cakes all made up as do most grocery stores. They may not be the best in the world but they are affordable and most of all quick. I like your idea of the spiral ham.
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