Help! Need Cheap Recipes that feed alot of people
Help! I need cheap, good food recipes for large numbers of people. Having a surprise party, there will be drinking, so they need to be something that will mix with alcohol....lol
I figure i can buy potato salad and cole slaw...any other ideas???
06-18-2001 02:51 PM
cheap recipes for a lot of people
One of the things I make is baked ziti. This is easy and almost everyone loves macaroni. And this is a lot cheaper than buying cold cuts! You can also cook a turkey the day before and serve it cold along with the potato salad.
just a thought
something i make and it goes over well with the croud its pizza bake
tkae fat egg noodles and hamburger and 3 different cheeses and pizza sauce, its great, so i thought id share
Here are some recipes for you to check out. I got most of them on-line (love to cook). Just a hint, try to do as much as possible in advance so that on the big day you can enjoy yourself.
SPICY CHICKEN DRUMMETTES
1/2 stick of margarine
1/2 cup Hot Sauce
1 package powdered ranch dressing mix
2 lbs chicken drummettes
1 cup blue cheese dressing
celery stalks to accompany
Melt margarine in saucepan. Add 1/2 cup hot sauce. Rinse and dry drummettes. Dip chicken in hot sauce mixture. Roll them in powdered Ranch dressing mix. Spread onto baking sheet. Bake at 350°F for 15 to 20 minutes. Serve with celery and blue cheese dressing.
EIGHT LAYER FIESTA DIP
1 pkg taco seasoning mix
1 lb. ground beef
3/4 c. water
1 can refried beans
1/2 c. grated Cheddar cheese
1 sm. can sliced ripe olives
1 medium tomato, chopped
1 lg. avocado, peeled and mashed
1/2 c. sour cream
1/2 cup chunky salsa
1/4 c. chopped green onion
In medium skillet, prepare taco seasoning mix with ground beef and water according to directions. Add refried beans and heat 5 minutes. In shallow 1-qt. serving bowl, spread beef and bean mixture. Layer remaining ingredients. in order given above. Serve immediately with bowl of nacho chips
Spicy Sausage Balls
1 lb spicy sausage meat
1 slightly beaten egg
1/3 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
1/2 tsp sage
Shape into about 4 dozen balls. Brown them in a skillet on all sides.
Pour off grease.
Combine and add to meatballs: 1/4 cup each catsup and chili sauce
(combine before adding)Cover and simmer 30 minutes. Best kept warm in chafing dish, crock pot or skillet. These freeze very well.
Chili Cheese Puffs Recipe
1 cup Flour
1 teaspoon Chile powder
1/2 cup Grated cheddar cheese
1/2 teaspoons Salt
1/2 cup Butter or margarine
Measure dry ingredients into mixing bowl. Work butter and cheese into flour mixture with fingers. Shape in marble size and placed on ungreased sheet. Bake 19 min at 425 F. Do not over bake.
Thanks for all the receipes everyone! My printer is working over-time...keep 'um coming if you got 'em!
Hi, I am not sure exactly what you are looking for, but, this veggie pizza is my most requested item when I have to bring a appetizer to pass:
Cool Veggie Pizza
1 (8 oz) can crescent rolls
1/4 tsp. seasoned salt
1 C. sour cream
1 (8oz) pkg cream cheese
2 tsp dill weed (I use dill seed)
1 (8oz) pkg shredded cheddar cheese
TOPPINGS: carrots, cucumbers, green onion, tomatoes, mushrooms, etc.
what ever you like, or whatever is on the reduced rack the day that I make it!!
Spread crescent dough on a baking stomer or pizza pan and pinchseams together to form a rectangle or circle. Bake in oven at 360 degrees for 10 minutes or until lightly browm. remove and let cool completely. Blend cream cheese, seasoned salt, dill weed, and sour cream together. Spread on top of cooled crust. Chop veggies until fine. Sprinkle a layer of each vegetable over cream cheese spread. Sprinkle cheese on top of all. Serve at once or regrigerate until served. Cut iinto sedges or squares.
Another thing that always seems to go well is a fresh fruit salad, or, fruit pizza.
1 (8oz) can crescent tolls
1/3 C. sugar
1 (8oz) pkg cream cheese softened.
assorted fruite: Kiwi, bananas, strawberries, blueberries, peaches, grapes etc.
Glaze 1 1/2 T Cornstarch
1 C. pineapple juice
1/2 C sugar
1 tsp. lemon Juice
Spread crescent dough on a baking stone or pizza pan and pinch seams together to form a rectangle or circle. Bake in oven at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until lightly brown. remove and let cool completely. Mix cream cheese and sugar together until smooth, then spread on cooled crust. Arrange thinly sliced fruit all over crust to your desired decoration. Serve at once or refigerate until served. Cut into wedges or squares. Optional: After the fruit is arranged, cook glaze ingredients over medium heat until thickened and clear, then drizzle the glaze over the fuit with a teaspoon. Refigerate until set, cut in wedges and serve.
There is also the old stand by, BBQ Chicken wings or Sweet and sour chicken wings:
5 Lb frozen bag chicken wings
1 large bottle BBQ sauce
granulated brown sugar
Spread chicken wings in baking dish. Sprinkle with onion powder. Pour on BBQ sauce and sprinkle with brown sugar. Bake uncovered at 325 degrees for 2-3 hours.
Sweet and Sour Wings:
24 chicken wings
1 C. Sugar (part brown)
1 C. water
1 C. soy sauce
4/3 C. corn oil
1/2 C. pineapple juice
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp ground ginger
Mix all ingredients. Pour over wings and marinate in refigerator for 3 hours or more. Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes or til tender.
Well, hope this helps. If you need more, let me know. If you need real food, let me know, I can probably come up with something.
(I really need to learn how to type sorry about the errors!!)
Last edited by worldofdan; 06-20-2001 at 12:37 PM.
I have a receipe for a wonderful Asian Peanut Slaw that is always requested whe I go to a party or BBQ. I have to go downstairs and get it but I will be back to post it for you. I also will give you my homeade salsa receipe. (also downstairs)
Ok I finally got the receipe upstairs without being distracted by three kids and a husband
Asian Slaw with Peanuts
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup rice vinegar
2 Tablespoons sesame oil
1 1/2 tablespoons minced peeled fresh ginger (I used the powdered ginger on fathers day because I have no other use for a whole peice of ginger)
2 teaspoons Soy Sauce
6 cups thinly sliced Napa cabbage
6 green onions, very thinly sliced
6 ounces snow peas, stringed, thinly sliced
1 large red bell pepper, thinly sliced (orange or yellow work nicely too)
1/2 cup roasted peanuts
Whisk 5 ingrdients in medium bowl to blend. Season with salt and pepper.
Mix cabbage, and remaining ingredients in large bowl. Toss with enough dressing to coat. Season with slat and pepper. (can be made 3 hours ahead. Cover and chill)
Makes 4 servings - I have actually made this for a large group - I think I made like four batches - I make everything the night before and have it ready to go in the bowl and then add dressing at the last minute.
Hope you enjoy Have fun
Last edited by StaceyLee12; 06-19-2001 at 10:40 PM.
Here in the south, grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken, veggies go over well.
These are great receipes!I think the salads and BBq stuff is what i am looking for. I wish i could get away with burgers and hotdogs! My mother is goofy about these things and figures if i am asking my family to drive 60+ miles, i should feed them well! She told me not to ask my family to bring dishes to pass....no fair, all my friends are!
Well, i know there will be enough to go around with your help!
Thanks Again you are all wonderful!
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Hope the link works. If not, go to www.we-love-recipes.com and go to the 'family meals on a tight budget' section!
I love this website!