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Easy Cold Buffet for 100
Menu A with variation 'B'
Tossed Salad with dressings
Platters of slices vegetables,
(sliced tomatoes, cucumbers,
onions, green peppers to act as sandwich fillers.)
Assorted Bakery Buns and Breads
(to allow them to create sandwiches)
Pickles, Mayo, Mustards, Butter, Olives
Cakes or assorted desserts
|15 lb. ham
2 beef roasts, approx 10 lb. each. cooked, cooled sliced
1 20 lb. turkey cooked and deboned
or your choice of deli style turkey, cold cuts, etc.
|Total cooked weight of cold meat = 30 lb. approx.
Choose whatever fits the budget, total weight ready to eat should be as above.
approx. 30 lb. total weight needed
|Have 15lb. of prepared potato salad for each 50
Potatoes can be peeled and cubed before cooking. Cook potatoes one day ahead, chill. Next day combine potato cubes with other ingredients.
|Tossed salad with dressings in bowls on the side.
Make with 12 heads lettuce or purchase 12 lb. of salad mix., add cucumbers & tomatoes
OR Caesar Salad made with 17 -20 heads of Romaine
|Allow 3 heads of lettuce for each 25 people. This is
an easy fill-in, fills people plates. Can be made
one day ahead
Caesar salad is more popular but is more difficult to make at the last minute.
or some of each
Add rolls and asstd. breads, letting them make there own sandwiches.
|An assortment of rolls and fancy breads looks pretty and adds to the presentation.|
Add 3-4 more salads and keep it as a meal buffet.
Orange Apricot Salad x 4
Shrimp Tortellini Salad x 4
Broccoli Rice Salad x 2
Country Coleslaw x5
Easy Ambrosia Salad
to fit the occasion
and the budget.
Most desserts can be made ahead and frozen or purchased ready made. Avoid any desserts that need refrigeration such as cheese cakes (unless you have the space)
|~4 ea. of 3 desserts, cake,
or fruit salad (one decadent, one
chocolate, one low cal.)
or 8 x one dessert
or 4 -10 1/2 x 15 1/2 sheet cakes
or asstd. tiny bars, 2-3 per person
Wine, Beer, Pop, Punch, Coffee
Sun, 15 Jul 2001
I just wanted to say that I used your plan for a cold buffet for 100.
I just cut the potato salad recipe in half for 50, and followed the menu for
the cold buffet. It was great! We just had a graduation, birthday, and send
of party all-in-one this afternoon. He is leaving for the Navy, and all of
his friends were there. I couldn't believe the compliments I received from
friends and family on how great the potato salad, ambrosia, and brownies
were. I also saved about $250 by doing it myself instead of having a
caterer. And with the cold buffet, I also got to enjoy myself even though I
was the caterer. Thank you again so much.
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