Post by bethany102399 on Jan 26, 2018 19:09:50 GMT
6 adults, 3 kids (one is a toddler, two are trying to eat me out of house and home IF they like what's being served. They do like tacos but I don't think they'd eat as much as an adult would) and one senior who doesn't eat much. Honestly, combine the senior and one of the kids and you'd get a whole adult portion. Wow am I overthinking this or what?
Anyways, I'm offering ground beef and shredded chicken along with toppings for dinner. (and instant pot black beans because I need an excuse to broaden my horizons with the instant pot)
Appetizers are Queso dip, and Mexican Eggrolls (air fryer for the win!).
Dessert is assorted fruit with chocolate fondue (mainly for the kids) and Sopapilla cheesecake (mainly for me).
Looking at the menu how much ground beef would you make? I'm not as worried about the chicken as that gets purposed into the eggrolls but I'm stuck on how much ground beef to buy.
Post by Darcy Collins on Jan 26, 2018 19:19:08 GMT
Most recommendations are for a 1/4 per person for meat. Sounds like you have 9 effective people so 2.25 total. You'll have a better idea if there are more chicken or beef people in your group or split 50/50. I'd probably do 1.5 of each and have left overs which I can always repurpose. It's not such a large amount to really worry too much.
I recently put on a taco bar dinner with our neighbors for a group of 20 people from families in transition at our local church. We made way too much, but what I found is people liked the ground beef tacos more. We made the same amount chicken and ground beef but there was 2X as much leftover chicken.
Don't know if you're making rice, but I did a lot of mexican rice (Yvonne's recipe but in the Instant Pot) and it was a huge hit.
Post by bethany102399 on Jan 26, 2018 19:59:02 GMT
Nink, come on down! I've been busting my rear all week cleaning and decluttering my house. I'm taking a carload of stuff over to Savers tomorrow morning and have really enjoyed how clean our home looks without all the piles of paper everywhere. Now if I can get the dog to stop destroying fluffy toys in the middle of my freshly vacuumed living room I'd be all set.