Dinner for 60 kids

This week has been consumed with cooking for 60 kids. Jessica is in the middle school play and one of my contributions is to cater dinner each night, the last week before the big opening night. They stay until 8pm working out all the kinks and it has been proven that good eating leads to being more productive.

So a variety of my friends have asked me “What do you cook for 60 kids”? Good question. Truth is, it isn’t as expensive as you would think. The week of food (4 nights) with plates, napkins and forks included ran me about $450. Not bad for that many people. The cost is my time and energy but that is my volunteer time – free.

Here was the menu for the week.

Monday – Macaroni and Cheese, Tomato Basil Salad, Brownies
Tuesday – Asian Chicken legs and thighs, Fried Rice, Ginger Snaps
Wednesday – Pesto Fettucini, Caesar Salad, Chocolate Chip Cookies
Thursday – Greek Salad, Grill Boneless Chicken Breasts cut into slices, Lemon Cake

Lots of vegetarians in this group, so I had tried to please everyone. So far, they have gobbled it up.