# Calculating Food

#### By Carole F@BakersQueen

Thought this might be helpful for some..I found it to be very interesting! In my family...1/2 cup servings wouldn't work, I have a healthy eating husband and some food lovin' grandsons..lol!

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## Ingredients

see below for list

## Step-By-Step

1Figuring approximate amounts for groups is not as difficult as many people think. Amounts needed, of course, will also vary with the number of items on the menu. The more items guests have to choose from, the less they usually take of each.
2One half cup does make a nice serving of many foods. All you need to do is multiply the number of guests and you have a good idea of the total amount needed.
3The following amounts are approximate because of variations in menus and in eating habits. (Isn't that the truth..lol)
Meat loaf...4 servings per 1 lb. of meat
Noodles....10 servings per 8 ounce pkg.
Corn.....10 servings per quart
Tossed Salad.....25-30 servings per extra large bowl
Mixed fruit....40 servings per extra large bowl
Jello prepared with fruit.....2-6ounce pkg. 20-25
Cake.....9X13 cake is 20 servings (small size)
Potatoes....1 lb. is 4 servings