Some Help to Shop for That Extra Big Crowd

Here is some shopping information to help you shop for that Extra big crowd.

 

 

Beverages

·        Coffee Servings: 25 Serving Size: 3/4 cup Amount Needed: 1/2 to 3/4 pound, ground

·        Milk Servings: 24 Serving Size: 1 cup Amount Needed: 1 1/2 gallons

·        Soft Drinks Servings: 24 Serving Size: 1 cup Amount Needed: three 2-liter bottles

·        Tea, hot Servings: 25 Serving Size: 3/4 cup Amount needed: 5 quarts (20-25 tea bags)

·        Tea, iced Servings: 25 Serving Size: 1 cup Amount Needed: 1 1/2 gallons (24-30 tea bags)

·        Orange Juice Servings: 32 Serving Size: 1/2 cup Amount Needed: 1 gallon

·        Lemonade Servings: 32 Serving Size: 1 cup Amount Needed: 2 gallons

·        Beer Servings: 24 Serving Size: 12 ounces Amount Needed: 1 case of 24 cans/bottles

·        Wine Servings: 10 Serving Size: 5 ounces Amount Needed: 1.5 liter bottle

 

 

Desserts

·        Cake Servings: 24 Amount Needed: two 13×9-inch cakes or one 15x10x1-inch sheet

·        Ice Cream Servings: 24 Serving Size: 1/2 cup Amount Needed: 3 quarts

·        Frozen Yogurt Servings: 24 Serving Size: 1/2 cup Amount Needed: 3 quarts

·        Pie Servings: 24 Serving Size: 1/8 pie Amount Needed: three 9-inch pies

 

 

Fruit

·        Canned Servings: 24 Serving Size: 1/2 cup Amount Needed: one 6-1/2 to 7-1/4-pound can

·        Fresh, Cut-up Servings: 24 Serving Size: 1/2 cup Amount Needed: 3 quarts

 

 

Relishes

·        Carrot Sticks Servings: 25 Serving Size: 2 to 3 sticks (2-3 inches) Amount Needed: 1 to 1 1/4 pounds

·        Cauliflower Servings: 25 Serving Size: 1/2 cup Amount Needed: four 1-pound heads

·        Broccoli Florets Servings: 25 Serving Size: 1/2 cup Amount Needed: four 1-pound heads

·        Celery Servings: 25 Serving Size: 2 to 3 pieces (2-3 inches) Amount Needed: 2 to 3 bundles

·        Olives Servings: 25 Serving Size: 3 to 4 Amount Needed: 1 1/4 quarts (5 cups)

·        Pickles, sliced Servings: 25 Serving Size: 3 to 4 slices Amount Needed: 1 quart

·        Pickles, spears Servings: 25 Serving Size: 1 spear Amount Needed: 1 to 1 1/4 quarts

 

 

Rice and Pasta

·        Elbow Macaroni Servings: 25 Serving Size: 1 cup cooked Amount Needed: 2 1/4 pounds, uncooked

·        Rice, Long-Grain Servings: 24 Serving Size: 3/4 cup cooked Amount Needed: 2 3/4 pounds (6 cups) uncooked

·        Spaghetti Servings: 24 Serving Size: 1 cup cooked Amount Needed: 3 pounds, uncooked

 

 

Salads/Side Dishes

·        Gelatin Servings: 24 Serving Size: 1/2 cup Amount Needed: three 6-ounce packages, flavored

·        Lettuce Servings: 24 Serving Size: 1 cup Amount Needed: 6 quarts, torn (4 heads)

·        Potato Servings: 24 Serving Size: 1/2 cup Amount Needed: 3 quarts

·        Pasta Servings: 24 Serving Size: 1/2 cup Amount Needed: 3 quarts

·        Main Dish Salads Servings: 24 Serving Size: 1 1/2 cup Amount Needed: 9 quarts

 

 

Soup

·        Servings: 25 Serving Size: 1 1/2 cup Amount Needed: three 50-ounce cans, condensed

 

 

Vegetables

·        Canned Servings: 25 Serving Size: 1/2 cup Amount Needed: one 6-1/2 to 7-1/4 pound can

·        Fresh Potatoes, Mashed Servings: 25 Serving Size: 1/2 cup Amount Needed: 7 pounds

·        Fresh Potatoes, Scalloped Servings: 25 Serving Size: 1/2 cup Amount Needed: 7 pounds

·        Frozen Beans, Peas, Corn, or Mixed Servings: 24 Serving Size: 1/2 cup Amount Needed: three 16-ounce packages

 

 

Other

·        Butter or Margarine Servings: 32 Serving Size: 1 pat (1 teaspoon) Amount Needed: 1/2 pound

·        Pizza Servings: 24 Serving Size: 1/3 of a 12-inch pizza Amount Needed: eight 12-inch pizzas

·        Potato or Corn Chips Servings: 25 Serving Size: 3/4 to 1 ounce (1 1/2 cups) Amount Needed: 1 to 1 1/2 pounds

·        Mixed Nuts Servings: 12 Serving Size: 1/4 cup Amount Needed: 12 ounces

 

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About dorifritzinger

I have been a freelance writer since the days of typewriters and snail-mail. My home life centers around a large multi-generational family and our small family farm. I am a woman, wife, mother, grandmother, daughter and mentor. In my free time I love to read, quilt, do embroidery, grow herbs & study herbology, history and languages.
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One Response to Some Help to Shop for That Extra Big Crowd

  1. Britt says:

    Just wanted to say hi…found you in She Who Blogs! Great site and I love the hints 🙂

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