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    Default How much lunch meat do I need

    I am hosting a party after my DD baptism this weekend and will be making lunch meat trays. How much lunch meat should I buy - I will also be serving fried chicken (grandma is making this and she probably won't make enough for this to be a substantial contribution), meatballs, wings, roast beef from the grill, dips, chips, salads (potato, macaroni)...there are about 40 people attending.
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    Hmm. It's hard to say without knowing how much of the other meats you'll be serving. How much roast beef, meatballs and wings will there be?

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    a few crock pots of meatballs (MIL will probably make quite a bit) and wings -probably a few trays as well - out of the 40 people - I would like to have enough meat to make 50-60 sandwiches (some people might have two)..I plan on getting 2 roasts probably about 3 pounds each. My goal is to have the meatballs and wings as starter/fingerfoods and the sandwiches as the 'main course'. The service is at noon and we will be serving food around 2 - so this isn't a dinner...
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    Also, how many different lunch meats will be on the tray?

    A pound of each:

    Turkey
    Ham
    American cheese

    1/2 pound:

    salami
    provolone or swiss

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    I found this site, but at first glance it looks like it is mostly for larger numbers of people (100+). Still, you might be able to use some of the guidelines/suggestions and just figure out how much you need for 50-60 sandwiches??

    http://www.ellenskitchen.com/forum/messages/1363.html

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    OMG - this helps a lot!! Thanks.
    A&K 05.18.02
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