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Dear Chef Rouler,
I am helping to plan a Mexican-themed party for 8-10 people and would like to have make your own tacos as part of the celebration.  What recommendations do you have on quantities of ingredients, etc.?  There will be excessive alcohol consumption at said party, so more food is better…
Dear Senorita Katie,
Tacos,  Hard   Soft  small 6″ for both
figure 2-4 per person.  ( what is your gender mix?)  10 x 4 = 40
 Meat no more than 2 oz per taco   10 x 4 x 2 = 80 oz or  5 #,    2 # chicken,  3 # Gr Beef
Pre cook and season.
Cheese: 1- 1-1/2 oz per taco  40 -60 oz   3-4#   If you can find Queso Blanco for crumbling it would be good.
Otherwise Sharp Cheddar, Pepper Jack, Jack, Colby/ Jack
Black Beans,  2 cans = 32 oz  or Refried Beans 2 cans or mix/match
Tomato, lettuce, onions, red/green peppers  1 oz total  40 oz  or  about a #1 each
Jalapeños, Black  Olive slices, Salsa med + Hot,  Tortilla Chips, Queso Dip. Sour Cream. Hot Sauce and of course Guacomole !!
Lots of napkins

Margarita    1- 12oz can of Limeade

                          12 oz ( fill can) of Tequila

                          6 oz (half can) Triple Sec   

                         Stir, fill pitcher with crushed ice

                                                                 OR pour into blender and add ice to top, Liquify

                                                                Salt, Lime

Makes one pitcher of drinks or about 6- 8 oz cocktails.

One drink an hour plus one drink to start party =  10 + ( 10 x # hours) = total drinks divide by 6 = total cans of Limeade.

As always, Thank you for using


Asst to the Chef

Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler Catering and Event Planning


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