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Carole F


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'!


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  1. Figuring 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.
  2. One 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.
  3. The following amounts are approximate because of variations in menus and in eating habits. (Isn't that the
  4. Bread...10 servings per loaf (homemade)
    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
    Lettuce.....1 head is 6-8 servings
    Soup (1 cup serving)....1 gal. is 16 servings
    Cheese for cheese plate...8 servings per l lb sliced
    Ice cream......1 Gallon is 25 servings

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