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Episode 64: What — and how much — to Feed a Crowd

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Holiday Cooking, Kitchen Skills

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SPOILER: THIS ISN’T WHAT REAL LIFE LOOKS LIKE

The holidays are upon us and, for many, that means cooking for a crowd. If you’re not a frequent entertainer, figuring out how to cook for 20 people, or maybe even just 8, can be daunting. This week, we spend time going over the nitty gritty of how to think about serving a crowd, what to serve, and how much to make. Stress no more: We’ve got you covered, from ideas to how many ounces of pie you should buy.

THIS WEEK’S EPISODE IS MADE POSSIBLE BY OUR NEW FAVE BAKING SHORTCUT:

OREGON FRUIT

You’ve Got This!

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We know: it’s hard. But we also know that you’re probably overthinking how to serve a crowd, especially during the holiday season. So we’re here to help make it easier.

In this episode, we’re sharing ideas, guidelines, and even super specific details like how many ounces of dessert to buy per person to help you feed a crowd with relative ease. (Even during other times of the year!)

From how to utilize unconventional spaces in your home (serve dessert outside and then everyone’s ready to leave when they’re done!) to planning with a guest mindset instead of getting lost in a host mentality (so much pressure!), we’ve got you covered.

Seriously. You’ve got this.

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Links mentioned in this week’s episode:


Holiday Baking Made Easy

Photo via Oregon Fruit on Instagram

Oregon Fruit is not your ordinary canned fruit. The family-owned company has been processing local cherries, berries and other fruit in Salem, Oregon for 84 years! And their Red Tart Cherries are made with just cherries and water. THAT’S IT! They are also:

  • non-GMO project verified

  • contain no high-fructose corn syrup

  • are packed in BPA-free cans

If ever there was a holiday shortcut that can save you time without sacrificing taste, it’s Oregon Fruit. In fact, they make even make your holiday baked goods taste BETTER! (Just saying!)

Look for the iconic black Oregon Fruit label in the baking aisle of your local supermarket or check out Amazon and Walmart.com for even more fruit varieties.


PSST… ALSO!

Don’t forget that, even though Banza is no longer a sponsor you can get an exclusive discount code for 20% off your next order of Banza pasta. Visit eatbanza.com/didntijustfeedyou for the details


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