Serving Sizes for Holiday Crowds

Monday, 24 Nov 2008

This Food Network article provides a useful guide for figuring out how much food to prepare for your holiday soiree.   As my husband can attest, I am notorious for making way too much food, like 8-10 servings for the two of us.  Oops.  So, this list might come in handy.

Servings Sizes for a Crowd from the Food Network

In summary, the basic consumption profile for one person is three drinks, 4-6 hors d’oeuvres if it’s before a meal and 12 hors d’oeuvres if that’s the only food.  The article also gives some useful guidelines on how many servings you can expect to get out of various dishes and drinks.

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