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Cooking for a crowd?
05-24-2010, 08:50 PM
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Cooking for a crowd?
Hey Everyone,
I have mentioned before that I regularly cook for crowds since I come from a large family.
I was wondering if anyone else finds themselves in that situation and needs large, quick, GOOD recipes.
I have found a few resources that help expanding recipes for large volume purposes.

Here is a calculator for converting weight/ volume measurements-
http://www.lenntech.com/calculators/mass...gwodih-4Xw

And a good all purpose site for feeding crowds-
http://www.ellenskitchen.com/bigpots/index.html

Does anyone have good recipes that are crowd pleasers?

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05-28-2010, 06:05 PM
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RE: Cooking for a crowd?
(05-24-2010 08:50 PM)HardwareGrl Wrote:  Hey Everyone,
I have mentioned before that I regularly cook for crowds since I come from a large family.
I was wondering if anyone else finds themselves in that situation and needs large, quick, GOOD recipes.
I have found a few resources that help expanding recipes for large volume purposes.

Here is a calculator for converting weight/ volume measurements-
http://www.lenntech.com/calculators/mass...gwodih-4Xw

And a good all purpose site for feeding crowds-
http://www.ellenskitchen.com/bigpots/index.html

Does anyone have good recipes that are crowd pleasers?

Ooh, thanks, I'll have to check those sites out. I LOVE having huge get-togethers at least once a month. I love cooking for people and having lots of people over to eat, drink, talk... Everyone has small kids too so my menu(s) have to be kid and adult friendly. There are also a lot of allergies to deal with so I try to be very careful when planning out dishes to serve. I found I either like to make a HUGE pot of lasagna/spaghetti/spaghetti bake and have a big salad and lots of bread or do a ton of small dishes.
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06-01-2010, 01:07 PM
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RE: Cooking for a crowd?
There was one other site I forgot to include....

http://www.fruitfromwashington.com/Recip...rsions.php

This is a recipe calculator. You enter all of your ingredients with the original size the recipe calls for, and it can do the math for you as large a quanity as you need it, double, triple, whatever.
A huge time saver.

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Books got somebody writin' 'em and tryin' to entertain ya.
Life is more like a set of Legos.
Unless you take care of 'em, you lose a few pieces and you end up steppin' on 'em with bare feet.
You gotta take care of your life."
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12-05-2010, 11:01 AM
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RE: Cooking for a crowd?
Cujo's Cooking Club (I made that up) is meeting here this evening, and I must say that the menu is SMO-KIN!
I am planning on taking pics of the layout once it is set up, and will post the recipes as well.

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12-05-2010, 11:11 AM
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RE: Cooking for a crowd?
Live it guy!

We never have much company....most of our relatives are out of state, and our friends usually are too busy for such things, but occassionally we coax a few out from hiding with a dish of BBQ wings or a slab of ribs.....maybe some of my wife's famous apple crisp, which, if she doesnt stop making it I might be gaining weight again. So far she has 6 dishes of apple crisp since week before Thanksgiving.

That looks like a great calculator though! I am just terrible at mental math!

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12-05-2010, 12:10 PM (This post was last modified: 12-05-2010 12:59 PM by Detroit Dan.)
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RE: Cooking for a crowd?
Next Saturday my large family is coming over for dinner. 14 or 16 people so far. I'll be making a big prime rib and some salmon. Details to follow.

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12-05-2010, 02:41 PM (This post was last modified: 12-05-2010 09:00 PM by Mufasa.)
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RE: Cooking for a crowd?
* The Lemon Zucchini w/ Basil is already here somewhere - didn't feel the need to post it again, but it made it into tonight's menu as well.
Picture of the debacle to be posted later this evening... before these women get all stupid-up on Peppermint Martinis...

PS - the bang Bang Shrimp> Oh Lord have mercy.... I could make a meal of those little crustaceans. This stuff rocks!!!


Honey Roasted Chicken w/ Rosemary & Dijon
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Broccoli Florets w/ Lemon & Olive Oil
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12-05-2010, 07:42 PM (This post was last modified: 12-05-2010 07:44 PM by Mufasa.)
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The Wichita Cooking Wenches. The blond wench at the far end is Cujo - head wench and love o' me life.
Believe it or not, the toast is to Bubbas Bar & Grill.
Cheers!

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12-05-2010, 08:28 PM
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You pirate!

Looks like an awesome group - must RETURN the toast at y'all some time! Give me best blessings to everyone!!

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12-05-2010, 08:39 PM
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Dan - I feel your pain. You should see my... I mean, you should see where my house used to be.... BEFORE IT WAS VIOLATED WITH THREE TONS OF CHRISTMAS SHTUFF!!!

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