I volunteered to prepare dinner for a group of 35 growing teens. I need to prepare the dishes at home and bring it to them. This means I have to find something that can easily be transported. There are Indians and Chinese (Christians) youths so I am only preparing chicken and not other meats as I am not sure if they are used to eating pork or beef eventhough the faith allows it.
I am not suppose to prepare anything lavish as all their meals during the three days will be contributed by the parents. My son said if I made something too extravagant, I may spoil everyone there. LOL, he knows that I tend to go overboard if I am cooking for other people.
So, I am going to prepare a dish of chicken stew with lots of potatoes and mushrooms. I am going to find some filo pastry and throw them over the top of my dish to make it look nicer and less boring as stew normally looks.
To cut cost, I am also going to prepare a sweet and sour dish which I will probably put lots of cucumber, pineapple and maybe squid balls. The above is a dish of vegetarian chicken.
And finally, the cheapest dish of all, baked beans and eggs! It is so easy to prepare and always liked by everyone.
After I have set out the above, I feel that there is something lacking here. I feel there is not enough meats for the hungry teens and yet, it will be quite ridiculous to prepare another chicken dishes. I will need to find out if lamb is cheap enough and I may make some mild curries for them.