Cooking for large groups



  • Viv
    Viv Forumite Posts: 87 Forumite
    I bought a pack of short grain pudding rice from Coop last week it was 79p and that quantity would make a bucket full of Rice pudding! The recipe is on the side of the pack.
    Also good old Macaroni Cheese, if you put a blob of mustard in, it makes cheap mild cheese taste like mature.(or a little taste like a lot)
    If you tell your guests you are nervous of the evening they will be sympathetic and tell you youre doing great!!
  • moanymoany
    moanymoany Forumite Posts: 2,877 Forumite
    If you have a roasting tin, slice some potatoes into half inch deep rings and boil them for 5 - 10 minutes until 'just' soft. Layer them in the tin and cover them with a thin white sauce and sprinkle cheese on top. These can go into your hot oven for half an hour - and you can make them in advance. They get very brown and crispy on top. They go well with 'saucy' stuff. I have put mincy stuff in the middle of the two layers to make a kind of lasagne with spuds.

    Sausage casserole is nice, cut the sausages into bits to make it go further.

    The soya mince idea is good. I use one third soya to two thirds meat.
  • purpleivy
    purpleivy Forumite Posts: 3,552
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    Skint chick, was wondering how you are getting on with your plans for next time?
    [SIZE=-1]"Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad"[/SIZE]
    Trying not to waste food!:j
    ETA Philosophy is wondering whether a Bloody Mary counts as a Smoothie
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