Cheap buffet, please help!!!?!

Question: Cheap buffet, please help!!!!?
i have to do a buffet 4 50 people on a budget of about £60 im panicing, can anyone give me any chaep ideas 4 food!?Www@FoodAQ@Com

Do piles of sandwiches; make your own fillings as this is always cheaper than buying ready made ones and you can use some of the ingredients for more than one filling!.Shop at the Asda or Tesco and use own brand wherever possible!.!.
Tuna and sweetcorn!.!.take a couple of tins of tuna and one of sweetcorn; mix them in a bowl with three tablespoons of mayonnaise!.!.you may want to add more mayonnaise for taste but start with a smallish amount and taste it before adding more!.
Egg mayonnaise!.!.take a dozen eggs, hard boil them and then blend with enough mayonnaise to make them spreadable and delicious, again, taste as you go along!.
Buy a good sized piece of whatever Cheddar cheese is on offer at the store you use, and a punnet of tomatoes and make up finger rolls with cheese and thin slices of tomato; or simply decorate the rolls with tomato slices and use more to decorate the serving plates in general!.
Take a pack of large chicken thighs!.!.often on offer and sometimes, for some reason, it is cheaper to buy them in the Halal range when they will already be partly trimmed for you!. remove the skin and trim the fat away, drizzle with little sunflower or olive or other vegetable oil and sprinkle on a few dried herbs or a pinch of chili!. Roast them in the oven for forty five minutes at 165 degrees!.!.check them after thirty five minutes and again at forty five, they may need longer depending on their size but as you can check them by cutting though to the bone you will be sure of them being cooked!.Let them go cold and then strip off the meat!.!.you can make a couple of packs of cheap sage and onion stuffing in the microwave or cook in the oven at the same time as the chicken, and make chicken and stuffing finger rolls or you can chop up the meat and mix it with one teaspoon of curry paste and four of mayonnaise ( adjusting for taste again) and a handful of sultanas for Coronation chicken sandwiches!. Or buy two packs of thighs and do both!.
So far you should have spent around £12, possibly less, even with the bread and a large jar of mayonnaise!. Asda do a large jar of mixed pickles for a good price, I do not recall exactly how much but it is cheap and fills up several small bowls on the table; they also do a good price for small frozen prawns which are great on sandwiches spread with a little mayo or not as you like!. Look for the best deal they have on crisps and fill up a couple of good sized bowls with them, and if you need soft drinks and tea or coffee, look for the special offers, especially on own brands!. You can easily double up on this list if you need to and still have money over for something sweet!.!.!.
at this time of year you should be able to find a selection of biscuits on special offer for the Christmas market; Asda have their own brand of chocolates such as truffles and brandy liqueurs at a round a pound for a box!.!.put the biscuits out on plates and decorate with the chocolates!. And if there is time and money, get a couple of boxes or more of the small,ready made meringue nests' a large spray can of cream!.!.own brand again and a tin of pineapple chunks in their own juice!. Drain the juice off and then fill each nest with a swirl of cream and decorate with a couple of pieces of pineapple!.
If it is a cool day and you have access to a kitchen then you could make soup; Asda's own brand packets of chicken noodle or cream of vegetable have excellent tastes, each pack makes a pint of soup and they are on offer at four for a pound!.
basically, write a list, take it and some more paper and a pen to your nearest Asda or other supermarket and spend a couple of hours browsing and pricing everything, then consider the alternatives you will have come up with and go have a cup of coffee whilst you write an amended list!.!.!.!.the best way to save money is often just to spend time!.

you're panicking!.
You want cheap food ideas!.
Okay,you can have a cup of tea for one person each,and fish and chips!.
Okay,I have no idea how much it costs,but noodles,with veg balls are good!.
Mix cottage cheese with shredded cabbage and shredded onions and shredded carrots,put some BBQ sauce,chili sauce,and salt as you like!.Squeeze some lemon juice on top and mix it thoroughly!.Make little balls of the mixture and deep fry!.
Now with the same mixture ,but without the cottage cheese,just add lots of water and some more salt and chili powder and mix it and boil it!.
Then put it over the boiled noodles and healthy food is ready!
You can get the ingredients in 60 bucks right!?!?!?
Or so I think!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.!.

This of course can be multiplied!. Pasta always goes far!.
In addition, salad and rolls, coffee, tea and a punch!. My favorite punch is 2 Liters Ginger-Ale, 1/2 can Pineapple juice, a container of sweetened frozen strawberries all combined and topped with a round of raspberry sherbet!. Have a Great Time!

Ziti & Sausage Bake

A flavorful ziti bake with sausage and three cheeses, including Mozzarella, Provolone, and Parmesan!. You can substitute the bulk sausage with ground beef or Italian sausage, and use all Mozzarella slices instead of Mozzarella and Provolone!.
? 2 cups uncooked ziti
? 1 pound ground bulk sausage, mild or hot
? 1 clove garlic, minced
? 1/4 teaspoon dried leaf basil, or to taste
? 1/4 teaspoon dried leaf oregano, or to taste
? salt and pepper
? 4 cups tomato sauce
? 1/2 cup sour cream
? 8 ounces sliced Mozzarella cheese
? 8 ounces sliced Provolone cheese
? 1/4 to 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Boil pasta in salted water according to package directions!. Drain!.
In a skillet over medium heat, brown the sausage, breaking up with a spatula or spoon; add minced garlic and cook 2 minutes longer!. Drain!.
Put cooked drained ziti in a lightly buttered 2 1/2-quart casserole!. Top with half of the tomato sauce, the sliced Provolone cheese, the sour cream, and browned sausage!. Sprinkle herbs and seasonings over the sausage layer!. Top with the Mozzarella cheese and remaining tomato sauce!. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese!. Bake at 350° for 25 to 35 minutes, until hot and bubbly!.
Serves 6 to 8!.

Well think about it that is £1!.20 per person,

and as someone else said Iceland is great for party foods, and being as most the stuff in the store is like £1 you could get plenty!

Asdas and Tescos are also good!

The foods I think are good for large groups are, sausage rolls, cocktail sausages, chicken nuggets, sandwiches, crisps, chicken wings, quiche (im personally not a fan of those but there always at buffets!)

then for the sweet foods, little cakes, biscuits, crisps, or maybe even a couple of large gateau's

But seriously if you do have a Iceland's near you, you should definitely go there as they have big party selection boxes at a very good price, and there Yummy! Www@FoodAQ@Com

Here is your answer;

Party variety Bread fritters, fillings and salads!.
Bread Fritters;
Go to the bakery section of the store where you normally buy bread!.
Ask the baker for an "unbaked" loaf of bread!.
He must put exactly the same amount of dough he would have used to bake a bread with in to a plastic bag for you, and it would cost no more than a loaf of bread!.

Take that home and in a pot warm some cooking oil to about half the depth of the pot!. (Smaller pots take less oil than bigger ones do)!.!.!.
The oil temperature should be medium hot!. (About half the heat that the stove plate will go)

Now cut from the unbaked dough a slice about the size of your palm, and with a little water on your fingers (to prevent the dough from sticking to your hand), stretch out the dough in all directions until it is about the size of your whole hand including the fingers!. That brings the cutting of dough to about twice the size it was when you cut it!.!.!.!.

Now with care, drop the stretched out dough in to the hot oil!.
It would rise almost instantly!.
Fry it in the oil until it is golden brown all over, taking care to turn it over occasionally!.
It would be puffy and crisp when done!.

With a large ladle or sieve, scoop out the bread fritter and place on an absorbent kitchen towel to rid it of most of the oil still on it!.
Repeat this process until all the dough is done!.

These bread fritters are extremely filling, and can be cut open and filled with almost anything from grated cheese to minced meat to cold processed meat, syrup or jam!.
Try it, you will probably have some left over for two or three days, which you can take to work if you like!.!.!.!.
Bread fritters can be frozen and warmed up again if you have made too much, but the dough cannot, so rather make the whole lot and freeze what is left over for another day!. If you decide to freeze them, do so without a filling!. Fillings should always be made fresh!.
Finger snack variety;
By making the bread dough cutting about half the size when cutting off the raw dough from the batch, you can make smaller sized bread fritters and fill them with fancy foods like tuna mince or savory beef mince for buffet snack parties

pasta salads are always a cheap and yummy way to fill guests up!. You can make a hot pasta salad or a cold pasta salad!. I am guessing that 60 is like $120 in american money!. You could do alot with that!. My mom usually makes stuffed mushrooms whcih are easy and can be cheap!. All you do is chop the stems up, saute onions in some butter, and then add the stems and add a bit of crab meat to the mixture!. Mix with breadcrumbs and stuff the mushrooms, and bake until the mushroom are brown and the stuffing is crispyish!.

You can also add cheese to the tops of them if you want!.

I guess it depends on what time of day it is!. If its afternoon you can get away with doing some little sandwiches!. You can make a stromboli out of pie crust from the store, spread it out and fill it with spiniach and cheese and bake until golden brown!. My mom makes that all the tiem and everyone loves it!.

Pasta bar! Put out three kinds of cooked pasta, offer bowls of toppings like chopped cooked broccoli, peas, shredded cheese, bacon crumbles, pine nuts, fresh basil, etc!.

Then, offer two or three kinds of sauce, tomatoe w/meat, tomato w/out meat, and alfredo or something creamy!. People can pick exactly what they want, and the novelty of customizing your pasta dish leaves you only with bread and maybe salad to complete the meal!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

One of the best things you can make for a larger party that will keep costs low is pasta!.
Spaghetti is a bit messy, but something like pasta shells and a meaty marinara sauce with grated cheese and warm garlic bread will be low cost and nearly everyone loves it!.
For those who are not marinara fans you could offer a pan of white sauce as well!.

meat is expensive, so don't have much (or any) of it!.
-buy tortillas and fill them with salsa, cottage cheese and herbs , cream cheese with spinach, roll and but into slices
-make baked potato wedges in the oven, flavor with salt and rosemary
-carrot sticks are always a hit
-toast bread and make little open sandwiches topped with hummus, cheese or egg slices
-buy whatever veggies are on sale
-have bread slices with various dipsWww@FoodAQ@Com

Mini pork pies, chicken drumsticks, cocktail sausages, chicken nuggets, coleslaw, cheese, pineapple, cherries on sticks, cheese and cherry tomato sticks, cous cous, tuna pasta and mayonaise, spare ribs, cold meat slices, crisps, crackers, melon balls, cheese and ham on sticks, carrot and breadsticks, rice and french bread!.Www@FoodAQ@Com


A great finger food is chicken wings!. If you make your own they are super cheap!. If you go to a good butchers you can buy loads for next to nothing!.
All you need to do is chop them into individual portions, smother in BBQ sauce and oven cook!. Delicious and super cheap!.

also, fresh veg and dips are always a winner!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

go to icelands you will pick up loads of picky things for about £40 buy one get one free stuff
then the usual sandwiches egg mayo is always a cheap fav for people dozen eggs jar of mayo and 3 loafs cheap as chipsWww@FoodAQ@Com

you could always do a few butties, saugage rolls, quiche, etc!. and also a large pan of potato ash or similar!.

your local pie shop could give you a price, most do buffets these days or see if any of your friends have a costco card!.

you should have easy enough money!. Www@FoodAQ@Com

buy the stuff at tesco or asda, cocktail sausages, sausage rolls, pastries, cheese etc!. will do it for less than what you say you have!.
Just means a few hours in the kitchen to sort it allWww@FoodAQ@Com

a bucket of meat curry ,a bucket of veg curry and a load of boiled rice !.!.!.sortedWww@FoodAQ@Com

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