I need some catering advice, and I thought of all you lovely maniacs for help. I know so many of you have been super resourceful and helpful for other needs and thought some of you could help me out.
My best-friends father-in-law passed away after a long battle with Emphysema last week, and the funeral is next Friday. Her and Her DH already struggle with finances due to having a baby at a young age and both in debt with school so they decided to cater the funeral reception themselves. We have been brainstorming the cheapest avenue to feed about 75 people. We of course want to supply a well endowed spread but we are stuck at will muffins be cheaper or donuts? do we home make the cookies or buy them. Also we have limited space between our fridges and also a 30 minute drive between said fridges. What I am looking for if anyone can please help with any advice on :
*Recipes that are suitable for large amounts.
*cost efficient platters
*time saving platters
* ANY idea on what to serve at a funeral
* What would you do ? bake or buy ?
I have planned my grandfathers funeral so i have an idea, but my grandmother was able to afford the catering, and at the time i wasn't in the right mind to remember those little details of what was served. Catering is well over 600 dollars which they cant afford right now at all. They have already had to open new lines of credit just to hold the funeral.
I am going to be helping her with the costs and preparations as much as to my best ability. But i have nooo idea how many eggs to buy for eggsalad sandwiches, or recipes measures for anything.
HELP ME!!! PLEASE!!