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Food for a crowd reasonably priced?

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Bythedowns2 · 16/03/2015 19:53

Am having approx 25 people for Buffet lunch Sunday dd birthday celebration there will be 3 children 3-5 yrs they are sorted. It usually ends up lasagne chilli etc but it's boring!! I am thinking Greek macaroni pasta bake but alsoaybe a curry? Mild? With trimmings? Anyone got brill recipes I can prepare ahead ? Are reasonably cheap in ingredients cost??

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MinceSpy · 16/03/2015 20:17

Pastitsio is a brilliant choice, I'd offer a mixed or even Greek salad and crusty bread as sides. Not sure I'd bother with a second option unless you know you have veggies as guests. Christening cake as dessert and you are sorted.

flipflump · 16/03/2015 20:20

Pulled pork is my go to in this situation, google the Guardians best pp recipe. Brioche buns, coleslaw, salad and other nice bits. It's always well received and the left overs are appreciated by us the next day.

Bythedowns2 · 16/03/2015 20:21

Thanks will look that one up!

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RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie · 16/03/2015 20:21

I wouldn't mix pastitsio and curry. You could do a pastitsio and a veggie main, eg a veggie mousakka. Meat eaters would probably eat that too. Greek giant beans v good too.

Greek salad
Crusty bread or flat breads


Bythedowns2 · 16/03/2015 20:27

Call me glutton for punishment but I like to offer two choices I have got one fussy veggie!!! The pulled pork sounds good !!

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Laska4 · 16/03/2015 20:35

Baked chicken wings

Nigellas honey and soy sausages

Halloumi bites

A BIG dish of Rosemary and garlic roast spuds (Consistently the most popular and requested party food ive ever made!)

A big dish of homemade coleslaw

A big green salad

Bowls of tomato salsa, grated cheese. guacamole and sour cream.

Jar of jalepeno chillis and some chill sauce like tabasco for the chilli heads

Oh Yum

Bythedowns2 · 16/03/2015 20:39

Laska that sounds brill!!!! Thank you!!!

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Laska4 · 16/03/2015 20:49

My tip is to make twice the amount of roast spuds you think you'll need.. Grin

(and probably twice the amount of sausages and chicken wings.. they nice cold if any left )

..Ill bet you £5 there wont be any spuds left though!

Bythedowns2 · 16/03/2015 20:51

Thanks just figuring out the oven space! ??

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MinceSpy · 16/03/2015 20:58

Laska4 has just made me very hungry, rosemary and garlic roast spuds are amazing. A huge dish will disappear in nano seconds. Slowcooker pulled pork is really easy and tasty. What does the fussy veggie actually like?

Bythedowns2 · 16/03/2015 21:00

Cheese and Quorn!!! Lol I think might stretch to peppers oinions! Pasta rice

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Bythedowns2 · 16/03/2015 21:42

Flip flump have you made this the day before? Thinking this might be best? Does it dry out reheated?

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