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January 3rd, 2009

msbabs32: (food)
Saturday, January 3rd, 2009 11:45 pm
For the party I threw tonight, I decided the main attraction would be a mashed potato bar.  It turned out pretty well.  I made a bag of russet potatoes and kept them warm in my rice cooker (I so love my rice cooker).  Sides were simple and had had different reviews.

Butter                      Very successful.  3/4 gone
Sour cream              Marginally successful.  I think it was largely missed b/c it was covered
Chives                     Reasonably successful.  1/2 gone
Mushroom Sauce     Reasonably successful.  < 1/2 C left
Real bacon Bits        Very successful.  < Tablespoon left.

I has about 8 people at the party and I have half the potatoes left.  Some people went for the snacks and sweets instead, so I would estimate 1 bag feeding about 15-20 people.   I also had a secondary main dish of sweet and sour chicken wings to offset the savoriness of the potatoes.  The potato bar was reasonably easy to prepare and maintain.  I may do this as a thing for future cold time parties.