Memorial Day is coming up, and that means many of us are preparing for our barbecues and parties. No matter how many times we get people together, though, there always seems to be elusive answers.
How much food do we really need? With that, how much beer and soda do we need?
Well, we have the answers.
Let's start with the main meal.
For boneless meats, you need about 5 ounces per person. If there is a bone, like a bone in steak, plan on 8 ounces per person. If it has a lot of bones, like spare ribs, plan on 12 to 16 ounces per person.
For the salad, plan on a large handful per person.
For vegetables and potatoes, 5 ounces per person.
When it comes to pasta, beans, and rice, you'll need about 2 ounces per person.
Now for desserts.
When planning out pie or cake, you just need 1 slice per person.
If you're dealing with cookies, plan on 3 per guest.
For ice cream, have 5 ounces for each person.
How about drinks?
Well, a 750 mL bottle of wine makes about 5 glasses.
The same size bottle of spirits gives you about 17 servings of 1.5 ounces.
For beer, plan on 3 per person.
For soda, a 2-liter will give you about 10 glasses.
Finally, paper goods.
Plan on 2 cups per person.
Plates are the same, 2 per person.
You should have 4 paper napkins, or 2 cloth napkins, for each guest.
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