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Thread: Ideas for cooking for a crowd

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    Super Member Central Ohio Quilter's Avatar
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    My family is planning a week-long vacation - about 20 people in two cottages at Lake Erie in a couple weeks.

    What meal ideas can you share for easy-to-cook meals that will feed a crowd? We already have chili meal planned, and a spaghetti and meatballs meal planned. What other great ideas do you have?

    Thanks!

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    Italian sausage, peppers, and onions in a crockpot. Serve on soft sub rolls with provolone cheese (YUMMY!)

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    pulled pork in the crock pot with slaw and apple cobbler(also done in crock pot)...No mess, no fuss, easy stuff in those crocks....

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    tacos?

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    You could fry up some chicken ahead of time and freeze it and then just stick it in the oven to heat it up. I like doing a lot of meals ahead of time, freezing and then heating up when needed. Someone suggested pulled pork & italian sausage & peppers, same with those, make ahead and then throw in crockpot and heat up.

    I figure I'm on vaca too, so made ahead items to just heat up for me makes my vaca soooo much nicer.

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    Mac & cheese...make it in the morn, then pop in oven for dinner.Breakfast for dinner with potato/egg casserole,pizza & salad,chicken & noodle casserole,italian beef swiches,baked potato bar,meat loaf,sloppy joes with salad bar.
    Turkey breast is easy in crock pot.

    Various swiches with chips,veggie trays & dips will please the kids.

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    Go to Taste of Home and search for "French Toast Strata". Ignore the syrup and just use your own (my recommendation, anyway.) This is really easy & delicious & made the night before and put in frig until baking. We serve this for huge crowds, like 150 and never hear complaints. Just mmmm.....good!

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    Being that its "hot" why not a Jello salad, different colors and you cut them in pieces( red, whiote,blue?) for the fourth of July? and add some whipped cream to the pieces, and I think about 3 boxes of the stuff should do it, that should serve 12, well if you get the bigger boxes anyway.

    also why not a veggie tray.

    celery, broccoli, cauliflower, pickles, peanuts? awww cheese too.

    oh this too, INEXPENSIVE!!

    I have small group this weekend, so keep the ideas coming...

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    Hot dogs and burgers if there is a grill outside

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    This is super good and easy: The best stroganoff (in a crockpot)

    http://thecrockstar.blogspot.com/200...troganoff.html

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