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Unread 04-12-2009, 03:51 PM   #1
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Default How much meat do I need?

Due to popular demand from the family, I've been coerced into cooking for our upcoming family reunion. Actually, my sister that hosting it this year was going to order carryout from a local mass market chain, and I said that I could likely do it cheaper and almost certainly better.

I finally have a headcount - about 40 adults and young kids. I cooked for some of us at an impromptu "mini-reunion" last year and made pulled pork, chicken and baby backs - it was all well received, especially the pulled pork.

I'm trying to get a handle on how much meat to buy so that I can give my sister an estimate on costs.

I'm thinking 4 butts, six whole chickens, 12 racks of ribs, and a brisket flat.

Some of you folks that have more experience cooking for a crowd - does that sound like I'm in the ballpark?
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