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Old 04-14-2014, 12:38 AM   #1
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Default cooking for my grandmothers wake 70+

i am doing pulled pork sandwiches and chicken thigh and drums. i am also doing a potato salad what else and should i make i was thinking 40lbs or so of uncooked pork but and 70 leg and thighs? i am already starting to prep since it will be this Saturday. any and all help would be most appreciated
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Old 04-14-2014, 05:35 AM   #2
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Old 04-14-2014, 12:47 PM   #3
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Your good to go but have at least 40lbs so if you are at 37lbs go ahead and get another butt if the numbers fall that way.
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Old 04-14-2014, 02:18 PM   #4
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I always cook a bit more as you may have a few more mourners.
I am very sorry for the loss of your grandmother.
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Old 04-14-2014, 02:19 PM   #5
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no recs, but sorry for the loss of your grandmother.
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Old 04-14-2014, 08:15 PM   #6
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Potato salad, beans, macaroni and cheese, corn bread, etc......always good for a funeral. Remember, if your grandmother was up there in age some or most of her friends may not have teeth. Not trying to be funny, but it's true. So ribs are not a good idea unless they're tender. So make sure your pork is tender.

Older ladies typically do not care for a bun, and typically do not eat a full 4oz portion.

If this is for the wake/visitation/viewing, folks will eat light. Smaller portions, such as sliders, work well.

If this is following the funeral/memorial service, expect 50% of attendees to stay for the meal, not including the family. Also depends on if this is a morning or afternoon service.
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