Are you looking for cheap meal ideas for a large group of people? There are plenty of things that people will all enjoy, from home-cooked meals to fast-food and the list goes on.
Many people go on a “meal shopping” spree, but what if you want to make it even more affordable? Cheap meal ideas can come in the form of a buffet or catering service, which can include everything from dessert to dinner rolls, sandwiches, salads, appetizers and drinks. There are many ways to save money when choosing a party or catering company.
If you want to be able to make up a large salad for everyone to choose from and eat without having to shell out a lot of money, why not make a “Dinner Roll?” This is a roll that can easily be made ahead of time and then rolled up and put in a salad bowl. Then, everyone can use their own salad dressing, and all you have to do is pop it in the microwave, pop it in a bowl of water, serve, and wait a few minutes for it to cool and then cut into the desired size. They are a great choice for parties and large families.
Another way to save money when eating out is to make a nice big salad. Make sure you get all of the fruit and vegetables, as well as the dressing you want. A small handful of salad leaves or croutons will allow you to serve the entire family or even a larger group. Then, you can cut the leaves up and serve them with the salad. If you have extra salad leaves or croutons on hand, you can even use them for dipping or spreading on the table to use the leftovers as a garnish.
With a party that is going to have a large crowd, serving appetizers is an important part of saving money. Appetizers like finger foods or crackers can be made in advance, and when the food is ready to be served, you will have all the time in the world to dig into your delicious dishes!
Finding inexpensive way to cater a party can be done in a few different ways, and there are plenty of recipes available that can fit any budget. For example, you can make a fun cake, which will not break the bank and also be used to serve as an appetizer for a bigger, more substantial meal, filling, main dish.