Originally Posted by sherridalemason
My names is Sherri M. I'm new at this so bear with me!!!!!! My husband and I are taking 10 of my sons College friends sking for Spring Break and guess who's the COOK? That's right good ole MOM. I haven't a clue how to cook for such a large group. Can any one help me? I think I have my menu planned out I just don't know how much of each item that I'm going to need. Any sugguestion would be greatly appreciated.
Welcome to DC, Sherri. Spring break & college kids - not to worry, you'll probably never see them until dinner time, lol j/k. To put your mind at ease, went to a time share (bf's dad) in Big Bear - the men grabbed a cup of coffee & toast, ran out the door, & I didn't see them till the end of the day. Not knowing your menu plan, & concern about cooking for a large group (College kids), I would keep it simple. Nothing too heavy in the morning, i.e. oatmeal w raisins/apples/cinnamin, juice, coffee Hot chocolate, & toast. Keep a few dozen eggs on hand, bread, & bacon if you wish.
They will probably be on the slopes around lunchtime, but you can keep cold cuts, tuna, cheese, bread, soup, Salad fixin's, fresh fruit on hand, i.e. grilled cheese sammies, soup (i.e. tomato, chicken noodle), salad, fresh fruit for dessert.
For dinner, you can purchase large aluminum cooking trays to cook in quantity, i.e. Meatloaf (& mashed potatoes & a veggie), or mac & cheese w a veggie included i.e. broc in the mix, sausage/peppers/onions, baked ziti (w cheese or meat/sausage etc). If you're in a high-altitude area, I would forego baking, & p/u brownies or cookies.
P/U about 5 lbs of ground beef (for meatloaf or burgers), & a 5-10 lb bag of potatoes (for mashed or fries or add to a frittata). Have a great trip.