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Apr 12, 2013 04:41 AM

Do I have enough food for this baby shower?


I am hosting a baby shower tomorrow for 22 guests.

The menu is buffet style and pretty pedestrian. I'm keeping it simple. Here is the menu:

Chicken Salad on French rolls with a bread and butter pickle
Jamie Oliver's "Best Pasta Salad"
Fresh fruit platter with "French Cream"
Veggie Tray with dip
Cheese Tray with crackers
Potato chips
Pink punch
tea, water, wine

I am thinking I need one more food item. Or do I? Should I make an additional sandwich? An egg salad tea sandwich? Or something warm? Any ideas appreciated on what would go with this menu. Also, if I make 24 sandwiches, will this be enough or should I make more? Thank you.

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  1. Sounds like plenty of food to me. How big are the sandwiches? You might cut them in half. I think your menu is fine and you don't need anything additional.

    1. I agree it is plenty and I second the suggestion of cutting the sandwiches in half so that each is small and easy to pick up and eat with one hand.

      If you really feel the need for more, maybe a platter of deviled eggs? Those always go fast, especially in these low-carb times.

      1. I personally don't like chicken salad, and if the pasta salad were mayo based, I'd be further limited. Could you do something like shaved roast beef on baguette slices, a veggie wrap sandwich or turkey and Gouda turnovers? Otherwise I think your menu sounds darling, it's just my dislike of chicken salad that makes me think another sandwich would be welcome.

        1. I think it looks good. If you have the time and energy, I might do another sandwich option, a sliced meat with cheese (roast beef and swiss?) I also like the suggestion of keeping the sandwiches small, especially if people are not sitting at a table to eat.

          1. As long as the pasta salad is vegetarian, then your bases should be covered. Looks good!