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# Is this enough?

Do you think 10 gallons of potato salad is enough to feed 300 people? Or is it too much?
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O.o

Um... ahhhh *runs and hides*

LOL

Ok, I will need to ask this, as it works better in my own head. How huch does that weigh? I am used to anything from a 2 to a 4 oz serving as a side on a plate. 300 times 4 oz is 1200 oz divide by 16 is 75 pounds of salad... and if I didn't get my math all screwed up :)
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Oh lord, I don't know how much it weighs. Well, see I found this conversion somewhere that about 35 pounds of potatoes plus the 'add-ins' (celery, onions, etc.) equals approx. 50 pounds, which works out to about 3 1/2 gallons, which will serve about 100 people.

So, I figured that if I'm serving about 300 people, 10 gallons should work out. Does that add up to you? I didn't know how accurate that conversion was either.
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get a royal title over the
barbeque? I should be queen.
Girls like to play with fire too.
If you don't have a scale, you could figure 5 servings to the pound. Take enough salad by volume that it weighs in your hand about the same as a 1lb loaf of bread. Figure out how much volume that is, and then see how many times that volume can come out of 10 gallons.

Or alternately, you could figure about 1/2 cup per serving. That's 2 servings per cup, 2 cups to a pint, 2 pints to a quart, 4 quarts to a gallon:

2 x 2 x 2 x 4 x 10 = 320 servings.

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50 pounds per 100 people! That is half a pound a person! Seems a bit high to me. I guess that it works out in the averages though, some liking it a lot and others not at all.

How are you planning on serving it? On a plate as a side, or buffet, or in little serving tubs (4, 6, 8 oz containers)?

PS Nice math man :D
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I usually figure 3-5 portions (people) per pound, depending on what else they are having.
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