Our Trip Menu Plan for 31 Folks {Low-cost and Straightforward Meal Concepts}


As we’ve completed for the previous 21 years, on the very finish of July, we traveled to Bull Shoals Lake close to Mountain Dwelling, Arkansas for our annual prolonged household trip on the lake with my aspect of the household.

All of us keep in small particular person cabins, however then we eat our meals all collectively and spend a variety of time collectively within the bigger home that my mother and father keep in.

Through the week, we spend a variety of time water-skiing, boating, tubing, swimming, and hanging out. And, in fact, we eat a variety of scrumptious meals.

In an effort to feed 31 individuals with out it being an excessive amount of work, we’ve cheap and easy meals that work nicely for a big group and all of us pitch in and assist with bringing and making the meals.

My sister plans the menu with simple meals that may feed a crowd and sends out a sign-up type utilizing Excellent Potluck (it’s free and really easy to make use of!). Every household indicators up for the principle dishes and aspect dishes they wished to be accountable for.

No matter meals or components of meals you join, you’re answerable for bringing the elements for and cooking/baking.

Right here had been the meals we had on this trip

Make sure to additionally try these Recipes for a Crowd of Folks on Trip and these Low-cost Meals for Giant Teams and Straightforward Meals for 20+ Folks and Crowd-Pleasing Meals for 25+.

What We Made for Breakfast

  • Pancakes, fruit, bacon, eggs, orange juice
  • Baked Oatmeal, sausage, orange juice
  • French Toast, bacon, scrambled eggs, orange juice
  • Cinnamon Sugar Bagels (bagels toasted with butter and sprinkled with cinnamon sugar), sausage, fried eggs, orange juice

What We Made for Lunch

For lunch, we had an enormous Construct-Your-Personal Salad Bar on daily basis (most of my household loves salads!). We additionally had bread and meat/cheese and peanut butter/jelly/honey for sandwiches for the children and any adults who didn’t simply need a salad. As well as, we set out any leftovers from breakfast or dinner.

Having a Construct-Your-Personal Salad Bar is such a straightforward meal thought for a big group — and frugal, too! All of the elements will be stretched a good distance, because you’re solely utilizing somewhat bit of every ingredient in your salad.

Construct-Your-Personal Salad Bar Ingredient Concepts: Quite a lot of Greens and Lettuce, Canned Tuna/Salmon, Chopped Cooked Hen, Boiled Eggs, Raisins, Carrots, Celery, Seeds/Nuts, Feta Cheese, Avocados, Bell Peppers, Cucumbers, Chickpeas, Cherry Tomatoes, Dressings

What We Made for Dinner

When you’re on the lookout for some very easy recipes for big teams, right here’s what we made for the dinners:

  • Spaghetti, Inexperienced Beans, Garlic Bread, Inexperienced Salad, Fruit
  • Grilled Hen, Steamed Veggies, Mashed Potatoes, Fruit, Home made Rolls
  • Papa John’s Pizza, Breadsticks, Soda Pop
  • Hamburgers/Sizzling Canine, French Fries, Corn on the Cob, Watermelon, Baked Beans, Steamed Peas
  • Construct-Your-Personal Tacos/Burritos, Rice, Refried Beans, Fruit

What different concepts for straightforward meals for 20+ individuals or simple recipes for big teams do you have got? I’d love to listen to!


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