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Bubble77bee Sat 08-Jul-17 11:31:56

I am going on a big group holiday in August, staying at residential type accommodation, so think youth hostel/school trip type place. We take it in turns to cook, and I have volunteered to cook one night, for between 15 and 20 very hungry people. Looking for ideas on what to cook, that isn't spag Bol or chilli! Any ideas gratefully received.

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CoverYourKneesUp Sat 08-Jul-17 11:36:03

DIY taco buffet! Always a large family pleaser, have options for hard or soft shells, mince or black beans, peppers & onions, lettuce, tomato, salsa, guacamole, sour cream, boom.

Crispbutty Sat 08-Jul-17 11:36:18

Does the place have onsite catering too? I ask because I run a youth hostel and we let self catering guests use our large catering size oven dishes and the ovens are big enough to fit them.

If that's the case you could make all sorts of things.

Or you could make up a couple of big curries (a meat and a veg) in advance, freeze and take with you. Serve with salad, naan and rice.

MiniDoofa Sat 08-Jul-17 11:38:57

Curry easy- could make a couple in advance and bulk out with naan, popodums (sp??) mango chutney etc. potential for starters too - bhajii, samosas etc if near enough to supermarket.
Pizza another easy one, depending on oven size etc. bulk out with salads, garlic bread etc
Might there be BBQ facilities? Thinking chicken or meat skewers, baked potatoes in oven, salads!!!
Will keep thinking!!
Good luck. smile

MiniDoofa Sat 08-Jul-17 11:40:48

Ha!! Same idea as crispbutty.... in fact if all else fails fish and chips?? ? (Enabling chip butty!!!blush)

stuntcamel Sat 08-Jul-17 11:46:26

Spare ribs, chicken drumsticks, big piles of salad, coleslaw, french sticks, new potatoes.

Bubble77bee Sat 08-Jul-17 12:02:16

I was thinking about maybe Mexican, so tacos, tortillas etc. Like the curry idea too, although there is a curry night earlier in the week. I think the place has catering style facilities, but I'd better check. Thanks for all the ideas so far!

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TheWeeWitch Sat 08-Jul-17 12:03:42

I'd cook a big pot of sausage stew and serve it with bread and butter. I put onion, garlic, carrot, baby potatoes, peas, sausages, tinned tomatoes, and fresh cherry tomatoes then season with a spoonful of Bovril and whatever herbs I have lying about.

lastqueenofscotland Sat 08-Jul-17 13:17:22

Jacket potato with beans cheese and salad is easy to do

MrsChopper Sat 08-Jul-17 13:20:53

You could do meaty and vegetarian burritos, think mince and quorn mince for example. Lots of salad, tomatos, salsa etc and everyone can help themselves.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sat 08-Jul-17 15:36:50

I'd do either:

couple of curries plus the trimmings

load of baked potatoes , salad, coleslaw and a couple of toppings - eg big pan of ratatouille and big pan of homemade baked beans

baguettes, load of sausages, load of balsamic onions, salad, coleslaw

But the curry one would feel like the least work to me, I think.

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