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Old 05-07-2009, 02:31 PM   #1
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Refreshment help..I have to feed the church!!

So Hailey is getting christened a week from Sunday (may 17th) and I was just informed that I had to provide all refreshments for the church afterwards..*sigh*. So I need some cheap and easy to double/triple recipes for things like dips, cakes, punches..anything appetizer-ish.

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Old 05-07-2009, 02:35 PM   #2
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Little smokies with bbq sauce
Sweet and sour meatballs
mini chicken salad sandwiches on rolls

For punch, mixing one part of your favorite fruit juice to one part lemon lime soda is really good and easy.
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Old 05-07-2009, 02:59 PM   #3
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For appetizer food this is really yummy:

2 can of rolled crescent rolls
Various Lunch Meats & Cheeses (Pepperoni tends to get greasy when heated, so ham, turkey, Munster, provolone, etc work just fine, too)

Roll it "sheet" of rolls out in a baking sheet - don't seperate (spray the bottom with some Pam), Pop it in the oven for a few minutes so the rolls are partially cooked. Layer turkey, then ham, then cheese, then turkey, ham, cheese - whenever you think there is enough, roll the other cresent roll on top and pop in the oven and follow directions on can to let rolls cook completely. Make sure cheese is melted throughout. Let it cool for a few minutes then cut up in tiny squares and you are good to go!

As for punch, take one can frozen Welch's juice (any flavor) and use gingerale or sprite. Add some similar fruit juice if it tastes too strong and needs to be "watered" down.
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Old 05-07-2009, 05:15 PM   #4
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I was at a church thing recently, and they had the yummiest drink. Water! Well not just water, but it was water with orange slices and grapes, and it made the water taste so good!
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How about homemade iced tea? You can make a lot of that for very little money. Cupcakes would also be pretty cost effective and easy to serve. Mini tuna and egg salad sandwiches also make the budget go pretty far. You could even serve potato salad or pasta salad with them.
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i don't know if they are offering plates and forks or just napkins but here are a few suggestions:

SAUSAGE BALLS
1 pound of sausage (1/2 hot and 1/2 mild)
1 package of shredded cheddar cheese (around 10 oz.)
3 cups of Bisquick mix

Allow sausage and cheese to soften at room temperature. (This is a very important step). Combine all ingredients and shape into little balls (about the size of a nickel) Bake 10-15 minutes in 350 degree oven. Makes about 100 balls. - in Wake Forest, NC

you might have to triple that one, YUM!!!

mint tea.
lemonade.
veggies/dip
pudding--i mix in a huge pitcher with a tight lid and shake--takes like 4 minutes to make tons of it!! use ice cold milk.
trail mix--nuts, chocolate and pb chips, raisins
pasta salad
chex mix
rice crispy treats

grocery stores sometimes sell a premixed cheesecake filling. you can spread it on graham crackers and garnish if you like. very tasty.


look here:

http://www.flylady.net/pages/FFT_Recipes5.asp

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Re: Refreshment help..I have to feed the church!!

I don't know how big your church is, but if it were me, Id just get some hawaiian punch concentrate, its cheap and goes a long way. As for food, Id bake mini cupcakes, cookies, rice crispy treats and brownies. We never have refreshments that call for utensils at church.
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