It’s just a matter of giving anything in a crock pot on a buffet a stir every once in awhile. Up to 6 hours ahead: cooked 12 pounds of pasta, drain, drizzle some melted butter & store in 6 full-size disposable steam pans until ready to bake, **toast topping, cool completely and set aside. I will be baking the mac & cheese in the insert in advance. For serving 300 people: for 12 lbs of pasta, make recipe X 11 for the cheese sauce. Macaroni & Cheese (120) Pasta … Colby is much milder and softer than cheddar. For 300?! What you need, dear friend, is a dose of Kardamom. Good to know, because that is one of the simplest recipes that I know. Whisk in milk and stock, and continue whisking vigorously until flour and butter have dissolved. Super impressive, so simply..except for that fact you cooked for 300! How can you make this ahead when I already wanna eat it now!!!!! It isn’t a dinner party, but I anticipate more of a “buffet” type set up for the food. @DigitalBlue Do you have any potpourri warmers? Taste of Home has the best macaroni and cheese recipes from real cooks like you, featuring reviews, ratings, how-to videos and tips. The ideal mac and cheese needs more than one kind of cheese. I'm trying to price for my wedding, do you recall how much was the cost? You would have no problem becoming a caterer! Get the guest with the warmest personality stand near the mac and cheese tray. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. :). So many great memories! Congrats on achieving your goals with it! Stir in enough flour to make a roux. Can you please tell me about Halloween parties you've been to or hosted? Once sauce is thick, remove from heat and mix in mustard and cheddar the raised prices is understandable in a situation like this, yet a 25'000 lbp for a small portion of mac n cheese is very expensive n dnt even get me started on the adds prices. What is your favorite crock pot recipe or slow cooker recipe. Where have they been all my life?! So what is the best way to keep mac n cheese warm for a buffet? I’d be happy to share, I’ve had about enough and so has my basement. I REALLY hope I don;t have to make anything let alone a mac n cheese for 300 people!! Thanks @Pied_Pfeffer : ) I don’t really have much to add here. Maybe you have better/easier/more suiting ideas than mac n cheese? Why not make pasta salad and then you don’t have to keep it warm at all. Hey, Ashley! You can also make this and put it in a large crock pot to keep warm until serving. I've never made mac and cheese! :). that was a super ambitious task for sure! salt, more or less to taste 9 tsp. having a drought, but we have had torrential rain for weeks now, I’m guessing it is over. For the vegetarians in the group, the more choices available, the better. It should stay hot enough for everyone to serve themselves. I think, anyhow. If you have whole sale club like Sam's, it will be cheaper than buying ingredients from local grocery store. 13 years old and agree to the The panko crust makes this mac 'n cheese so enticing. 8-12 minutes. Another thought is to put the mac ‘n’ cheese into smaller dishes. @Pied_Pfeffer that’s a good idea, maybe I will do it that way. It’s just a matter of giving anything in a crock pot on a buffet a stir every once in awhile. Cool completely. This looks so comforting and delicious! Amazing...and so nicely done...so comforting and tasty :-). wozer. I hope you had a blessed weekend. I just sent our resident chef and vegetarian your post. @Adirondackwannabe none big enough for this, no. Whisk in salt, black pepper, 1 cup shredded cheese, and, if desired, red pepper until smooth; stir in … Hi, Elajr! Another thought is to put the mac ‘n’ cheese into smaller dishes. Sorry for delayed response. wonderful work, though! When one is close to being used up, pop another into the microwave to warm it up. Keep cooked macaroni and cheese warm in a crockpot for serving at a potluck or anytime you need the dish to stay warm for hours. I can't imagine cooking for 30 people let alone 30! YUM!! When I was training & still an apprentice, we cooked regularly for over 500, so I know what goes into this. I’m having a party tomorrow and expecting somewhere around 20–25 people. Thanks. If you were throwing a party and you found out that one of your potential guests was a very picky eater, or had some type of dietary restrictions, would you try to accommodate them? Thanks! What is the most decadent meal you ever ate? a friend of mine recently told me she was planning on making mac and cheese for her own wedding reception. My kids would go wild for this! My question is: Should I make the mac & cheese the night before and reheat it in the crock-pot at work? This sounds really good. Southern Fried Chicken Sliders Crispy Fried Chicken Breast on Mini-Buns Served with Lettuce, Tomato and Pickles. The best way to keep macaroni and cheese warm for a party is a chaffing dish. I was thinking macaroni and cheese -because I have a lot of other preparation to do, and I don’t want to spend all day cooking. You can find this at a Korean/Asian market much cheaper than American grocery stores. We could use it. Forget about the blue box (you know what I'm talking about) and make homemade Make the casserole and refrigerate up to 2 days. Can you send the rain our way? When it's done right, homemade mac and cheese has the potential to be truly transformative — the stuff dreams are made of. Why have I never heard of them before?! They work for keeping stuff warm. Start with the basics and then add … Mixture will … Can you send the rain our way? Preheat oven to 350˚ F. Butter a shallow 3 quart baking dish. My pantry is never without it! Mac and cheese is heavy for a hot, muggy day. Thaw in refrigerator completely in the refrigerator about 24 hours. Or on Amazon.com (and no they didn't pay me to promote them) :). Please try again. Club 55. Congratulations, glad it turned out a winner. I know that I have some guests that are vegetarians (but not vegan), and I wanted to have a non-meat dish that is hearty but goes well with the pork as a side dish, as well. Image credit: @rie.travel. Hot Spinach and Cheese Dip Spinach, Artichoke Hearts, Shallots, Garlic and a Mixture of Cheeses. I'll try it.Also, I wanted to tell you ...in case I hadn't...I love your name ...every time i read "Heritage" I think "What a neat name!". @Pied_Pfeffer I was originally thinking cole slaw or also pasta salad, but I figure that macaroni can be a main dish or a side dish. Ahhh. I think either one of those should be just fine. I am so impressed with all the food you make...It never looks cafeteria style/industrial/mass produced, rather it always looks like it came out of your home kitchen! I love the lighting and the back drop!!! email me at thechurchcook@gmail.com. This recipe features the bright orange flecks of carrot, … My husband made mac and cheese one night and used panko bread crumbs as topping, something I've never done and it was great! Bake, stirring until toasted. I'm running off to work this morning, but I'll come back and answer your question! Thanks for this ...I've never quite gotten a good Mac & Cheese result either! We had trouble talking to the server. ;). Dear Sarah....you can have your church purchase a steam rack pan holder which holds 2 gel burners. We do a lot of potluck dinners at church and was wondering if I did a small amount of water in an aluminum pan and then placed my dish (in another aluminum pan) on top, if it would have the same effect. I have a question about the steam pans. He visited 31 restaurants and sampled nearly 70 macaroni and cheese dishes. 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