Scouts-L Mail Archive for December of 1999: Re: menu planning req 4A
Re: menu planning req 4A
Sat, 4 Dec 1999 08:51:58 -0500
>question is, how do you figure it out. From the amount of meat,
>component or the whole shootin match added together.
First, my suggestion, drawn from my experiences a scout/scouter. I
would use the amount of meat in the recipe to determine the number of
servings. According to the American Dietetics Association a serving of
meat is 2-3 ounces. Knowing how boys eat, I increase that to 4 ounces
(1/4 pound). If the recipe calls for 1 pound of meat, figure that it
will feed 4 scouts.
Then there is my wife the dietician/food service manager who feeds
350+ people every day. She says the best way is to calculate/estimate
the total volume of the ingredients and figure on one, eight-ounce cup
per serving. Thus if the recipe called for one pound of hamburger
(about 2 cups), one can of chili beans (about one cup) and one can of
tomatos (about one cup), the total volume of the dish will be about 4
cups, therefore it will serve 4.
Choose the method you prefer (mine is easier :)
Jim Peterson Assistant Scoutmaster, Troop 379, Blenker, WI
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