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Easy, Delicious, Make-Ahead Large Group Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Menus and Recipes for 3 Full Days

Welcome to EVERYTHING you need to coordinate breakfast, lunch and dinner for 3 full days with minimal cooking and prep facilities for groups of 50 to 400.  These menus are designed to feature mostly make in advance recipes which can be assigned out, made and refrigerated or frozen in advance of serving.

These are proven fantastic recipes in batch quantities of 20 – 50.  Great for your group activity – or a  PERFECT MAKE AHEAD & FREEZE time-saving option for YOUR FAMILY MEALS.

I’ve made these recipes for the church Youth Conference for 325 teens and leaders, Girl’s Camp, church Seminary class, Graduation Party Breakfasts and neighborhood supper clubs.   Each of these recipes is fantastic.  They are designed to be very easy to prepare and serve – and best of all, you’ll have them begging for seconds!  You can use the whole menu, or pick an choose whichever you want for your menu.

They can all be made in advance, keep in the refrigerator or freeze beautifully and are easy to re-heat.  They also all hold very well for prep in advance of serving!   These combinations were picked because they compliment each other beautifully, taste great together and aren’t all competing for limited heating resources at the same time.

Just click on the name of a menu below to link to a page with your recipe and everything you need.  Most recipes can be assigned out to volunteers to make in advance, these are marked with a * below.

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Tex / Mex to the Max !!

This TexMex Menu is designed to feed 20 to 400 people for 3 Days of Fantastic, mostly Make-Ahead Meals!  You will need grill capacity for all the chicken thighs and several large griddles for the pancakes, plus 6 oven shelves.  You also need sufficient freezer and refrigerator space.

 

 

It's easy!  Just follow these 3 simple steps:

 

1.  Send your volunteer a link to this page.

2.  Tell them which item to make, 

3.  And how many batches.

 

That's it.

 

Items which can be assigned to volunteers are marked with an *

 

By the way, most of recipes below have family-sized recipe versions as well

- or better yet, make a big batch and freeze!

 

Day 1 Breakfast

Fresh Fruit Platter *

Quantity Calculator

TexMex Migas Casserole *

Serves 20

Day 1 Lunch

Fresh Fruit

Oranges, Bananas

Hoagie Sandwiches *

Quantity Calculator

Chips

Single serving bags

Snickerdoodles *

Makes 40 Cookies

Chocolate Brownie Crookies *

Makes 40 Cookies

Vanilla Sugar Crinkle Cookies *

Makes 40 Cookies

Day 1 Dinner

Ice-Cold Watermelon

1 large serves 32 (8 slices, quartered)

Texas Sheet Cake *

Serves 40

Day 1 Evening Activity

Day 2 Breakfast

Day 2 Lunch

Assorted Fresh Fruit

Apples, Bananas

Deli Wrap Sandwiches *

Quantity Calculator

Chips

Single Serving Bags

M&M Toffee Bits Cookies *

Makes 40 Cookies

Snickerdoodles *

Makes 40 Cookies

 Strawberries & Cream Cookies *

Makes 24 Cookies – So make 2 Batches

Day 2 Dinner

Fresh Garden Salad *

Serves 21

Refried Beans *

Serves 50

Chicken Fajitas *

Serves 45

Day 2 Evening Activity

Vanilla Sugar Crinkle Cookies *

Makes 40 Cookies

Queso Blanco Dip *

Serves 20

Chunky Chocolate Crinkle Cookies *

Makes 40 Cookies

Day 3 Breakfast

Sausages

Yogurt with Fresh Fruit & Granola

Day 3 Lunch

Chips

Single Serving Bags

Hoagie Sandwiches *

Calculate Quantity

Fresh Fruit

Oranges, Bananas

 Strawberries & Cream Cookies *

Makes 24 Cookies – So make 2 Batches

Chocolate Brownie Crookies *

Makes 40 Cookies

M&M Toffee Bits Cookies *

Makes 40 Cookies

Day 3 Dinner

Green Salad *

Serves 21

Baked Beans *

Serves 20

Barbecue Chicken

1 Thigh per person + 5%

Ice-Cold Watermelon

1 large serves 32 (8 slices, quartered)

Day 3 Evening Activity

Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies *

Makes 24 Cookies – so make 2 batches

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