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Any ideas of what I can serve for a lenten dinner at church for 40-50 people?

It needs to be simple, not real expensive and tasty. They had Potato Soup on Ash Wednesday, don't know what they're having tomorrow, but my turn is coming on the 11th, help, (how do I get talked into these things?)

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Minnesotamom

Asked by Minnesotamom at 2:35 PM on Mar. 2, 2009 in Food & Drink

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  • Pasta with tomato sauce...inexpensive and easy
    chefjen

    Answer by chefjen at 2:52 PM on Mar. 2, 2009

  • I like chefjen's idea. You could add a salad and some type of bread and it still would be inexpensive and easy.
    Sue41

    Answer by Sue41 at 3:17 PM on Mar. 2, 2009

  • I remember going to a mexican restaurant during lent one time and I ordered a chili relleno. The waitress came back and told me that they were out because so many people were ordering it to avoid eating meat. When I was little my mom used to make a chili relleno casserole. I don't have the recipe, but I bet you could find one. Make up some spanish rice with it. Sounds good to me anyway.

    Nika75

    Answer by Nika75 at 3:54 PM on Mar. 2, 2009

  • Mac n cheese
    Grilled Cheese
    Tomato Soup
    Minestrone Soup
    Tuna/cheddar Melts
    Egg Salad (on a sandwich or on it's own)
    Potato Salad
    Macaroni Salad
    Fruit Salad


    You could serve meatless Breakfast foods like, Pancakes, eggs, toast. Maybe make egg/cheese/bagel sandwiches.
    I dunno how they would feel about eating breakfast for lunch though..
    BatGirl1415

    Answer by BatGirl1415 at 5:28 PM on Mar. 2, 2009

  • i love breakfast for lunch or dinner
    Missy_Dye

    Answer by Missy_Dye at 5:45 PM on Mar. 2, 2009

  • Me too, breakfast is my faaaavorite meal. I could eat it all day.
    BatGirl1415

    Answer by BatGirl1415 at 5:49 PM on Mar. 2, 2009

  • baked ziti in sheet pans. You figure a pound of pasta feeds 6. It's substantial enough to feel like you ate well with some protein for staying power.

    Add a veggie and bread if you like.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 6:03 PM on Mar. 2, 2009

  • Mmmm... Baked Zitiiiii..... *drools*
    BatGirl1415

    Answer by BatGirl1415 at 6:12 PM on Mar. 2, 2009

  • vegsource.com, has Lenten reicpes--
    unlimitedviptravel.com/greek-lent-recipes
    italianfood.about.com/od/holidaymenus/Holiday_Menus.htm

    1st is Catholic recipes, 2nd is Greek, 3rd ia Italian.
    emme1964

    Answer by emme1964 at 9:19 PM on Mar. 2, 2009

  • Excuse me--1st is the wrong source---It is a Vegan site. sorry for the wrong site. The recipes look good though.
    emme1964

    Answer by emme1964 at 9:23 PM on Mar. 2, 2009

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