Cooking For A Crowd
You might associate sloppy joe sandwiches and potato salad with summer. However, these hearty foods are great for a casual party any time of year. Follow these terrific recipes and tips for cooking for crowd.
If you are hosting a casual get together in your home for a large crowd of people, keep the food simple. Here you will find a delicious recipes for sloppy joes and potato salad that will please kids and adults alike. These recipes are designed for 50 people, however the ingredients can be cut in half to serve 20-25.
Sloppy joes for 50
Chunky potato salad for 50
Dessert for a crowdThe simplest dessert to feed a crowd is cookies. And you don't need to slave in the kitchen all day either.
Go to the bakery of your neighborhood grocery store and choose a variety of different types of cookies. You can usually be them by the dozen or 100. Account for two cookies per guest. If possible, purchase a small amount of sugar-free cookies as well for diabetic or dieting visitors.
Drinks for a crowdI always find that canned sodas and beers are the best option to serve a crowd of people. You can select an array of inexpensive sodas - whatever is on special at the market.
Tip: Don't forget plenty of paper plates, napkins, plastic utensils and trash bags on your grocery list.
Make sure to have several large trash cans or containers marked for recycling where guests can easily dispose of their aluminum cans.
Cleaning up after a crowdCleanup should be a snap if you have many large trash cans visibly located in several areas throughout your home and yard. People tend to throw away their own trash if they see a trash can.
As the party winds down, enlist your children (or visiting children) to help you gather up any remaining trash.