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Two questions...

1. What kind of foods do you usually make for Easter
2. We are having a big lunch/reception for my daughters Baptism (Not Easter) the fam is all coming from oout of state so we cannot do a potluck. What kind of foods will feed 45 people and are inexpensive to make.

I know these questions are unrelated but I didnt feel like asking both seperately.
Thanks in advance!

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jhj4ever

Asked by jhj4ever at 12:44 PM on Mar. 16, 2009 in Food & Drink

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  • For Easter we have ham, salad, scallop potatoes, sweet potatoes and rolls.
    For the Baptism you could do a big container of baked ziti and then just have salad and rolls as well. That would be cheap but still filling for guests.
    kboney29

    Answer by kboney29 at 12:48 PM on Mar. 16, 2009

  • For Easter we do leg of lamb with mashed potatoes and carrots, and of course, mint jelly =) For a giant crowd definitely do pasta, ziti or lasagna is great. Maybe also get a big ham or something. Rolls and salad.
    gramsmom

    Answer by gramsmom at 12:55 PM on Mar. 16, 2009

  • Easter- Ham,lamb some sort of potato, green bean casserole, rolls, cream cheese veggie casserole- (ask if you'd like the recipe), jello salad. Desserts

    Baptism-Lasagna would be fairly cheap and really easy to make. Figure 9 pieces to a 9 x 13 pan and you'd probably only need 5 pans. I'd sitll make 7 though just in case. All you'd need for sides would be garlic bread and salad.

    Quiche might also be nice. Again, fairly cheap...main cost would be eggs and cheese. There are so many types of quiches you could make to satisfy all sorts of tastes. Again...probably 7-8 pies would work great! Serve with A couple types of salad maybe. (Fruit and Green)

    A couple of varieties of soup and rolls would be great too.

    Most local deli's at stores (Albertsons, etc) sell fried chicken at pretty decent prices and it's usually not bad. Skip having to make the main dish and serve with mashed potatoes or tater salad!
    Nika75

    Answer by Nika75 at 1:41 PM on Mar. 16, 2009

  • Easter-ham, mashed potaotes, salad, veggies, bread, some kind of pasta.

    baptism- we had it cater by a local caterer that we knew. But pasta is a good choice, sloppy joes, chips, pasta salad, fruit salad and cake is a good choice too. Ask friends and family that are local to help out with the food.
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 3:24 PM on Mar. 16, 2009

  • For Baptism you could have gigantic subs from subway or put out all the fixins for people to make their own.
    Tacos would also be good- crockpots of ground meat. chips salsa, queso and all the taco fixins. Could all be prepared in advance so you could just enjoy!
    ria7

    Answer by ria7 at 5:16 PM on Mar. 16, 2009

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