How to Order the Perfect Amount of Food for Your Next Event

first_img2. Beverages – Plan on about 3 beverages per person, with coffee drinkers consuming on average one cup every 1.3 hours. First, consider the length of the event. For example, an evening cocktail party requires considerably less food than an entire afternoon or all-day event. The longer guests remain, the more they’ll consume. When estimating, always round up to be on the safe side. Some will eat more, others less. It will all balance out in the end. Try to anticipate which foods/drinks are most popular and will disappear quickly. Order more of these selections. 3. Breakfast – People usually drink 2 beverages on average – either juice, coffee, tea, etc. Fruit makes an excellent breakfast dessert. Choose from Pancakes, Egg Sandwich, Egg, Ham & Cheese, Hash Browns. Plan for one sandwich per person. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News Pasadena Eats, The Dining Blog How to Order the Perfect Amount of Food for Your Next Event From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 | 12:04 pm Community News Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe Visit Lucky Boy at 640 S Arroyo Parkway or 531 East Walnut Street. Visit for more information. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment 1. Appetizers – If you’re having just an evening function with no dinner, plan on at least 10 – 15 pieces per person. Round up, especially if it’s going to be served buffet style, as people tend to eat more than if a tray is passed.center_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week Herbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeauty 4. Lunch – Sandwiches make a great lunch. Choose from Steak Sandwich, Charbroiled Chicken Sandwich, Pastrami, Double Cheese Burger, BLT Sandwich, Avocado Sandwich, Tuna Melt, Grilled Ham & Cheese Sandwich, Fish Sandwich or Patty Melt. Offer a selection of drinks like water and soda. If you’re having sandwiches, allow for 1 -2 per person. Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it The date is set, the guests have been invited! Now how do you feed them all? The question is worthy of some consideration. No host wants to be in the embarrassing situation of having run out of food. Neither is it good to over-order, over-pay, and have to throw out leftovers – or find people not too stuffed to refuse to take home a doggy bag. More Cool Stuff Keep in mind that having a myriad of different food options means that you should serve them in smaller portions. People will want to try a little of everything, so you can offer bite-sized portions and they’ll still have sufficient. Lucky Boy offers a variety of food with catering options over $250 – here is a quick overview of how to plan your menu. 5. Dinner – Offer a vegetarian option like an Avocado Sandwich, Garden Burger or Green Salad plus sides like Fries, Onion Rings or Fried Zucchini; Plan for one entree and two sides per person. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Federal budget balancing

first_imgThe U.S government is currently running an unprecedented $1.3 trillion budget deficit (that’s $1,300 billion). Regardless of the recent pronouncement from the deficit commission, there is no plan to do much in the way of addressing the deficit. President Barack Obama’s budget projections show the current level of spending continuing as far as the eye can see. The Republicans, who are about to control the House, have no interest in raising taxes. Republicans continue to claim that the problem is out-of-control spending (thanks to both Presidents George W. Bush and Obama). They are calling for cancellation of the remaining stimulus spending and further cuts in federal spending. Democrats blame the deficit on President Bush’s tax cuts. They want to increase income taxes at least on the high-income earners, if not on everybody. Both could be rightIt is possible that they are both correct. Perhaps a little historical context can help us see what has truly transpired. In January 2001, we were at the end of the Clinton presidency. The budget had a $160 billion surplus, and the government had been split for six years between a Republican Congress and a Democratic president. We will soon have a similar split government. But can we expect to see a surplus any time soon? Not unless government makes big changes in the current budget. So what has changed since Clinton’s term ended?To examine this, I compared the current federal spending and tax receipts to those at the start of 2001. The latest figure for U.S. government spending is $3.75 trillion for third quarter 2010. At the start of 2001, federal spending was $1.94 trillion. To be fair, we need to adjust the 2001 spending to account for inflation since then, which has amounted to about 23 percent, and for population growth, which has been 9.5 percent. So to spend the equivalent amount per person today would take $2.63 trillion. That means we are currently spending $1.12 trillion more per year than what we were spending at the end of the Clinton administration, even after adjusting for population growth and inflation.On the revenue side, the latest 2010 number is $2.42 trillion. The 2001 number was $2.10 trillion. When I adjust the 2001 revenue for inflation and population growth, the equivalent revenue today would be $2.84 trillion. Thus, revenue is $420 billion lower today than it was in 2001 once we make the adjustments for inflation and population.Spending outpaced revenuesSo in comparing the changes to revenues and expenditures, we find that federal government revenues have dropped by 15 percent since 2001 on a constant dollar, per capita basis (with half of the drop due to the just-ended recession and half having occurred before the recession). Meanwhile, federal spending has increased by an astonishing 43 percent over the same period, again after the adjustments for inflation and population growth. These numbers suggest that the deficit has been caused much more by out-of-control spending than by a shortage of tax revenues.So for a start, Congress should reduce spending to an amount equivalent to the end of President Clinton’s term adjusted for inflation and population growth. That would shrink the current federal deficit to a fairly manageable $230 billion. Anyone protesting (and there would be many in both parties) would have to explain how President Clinton and the Republican Congress had been stingy or misguided back in 2001 when they managed on that level of spending. The tax receipt data from 2007 suggests that as we continue to recover from the recession, tax revenues should rise by about $200 billion without needing to raise any tax rates. That would give us a balanced budget.Returning government spending to the equivalent of 2001 levels would be difficult politically. Both bureaucrats and politicians will scream to protect their favorite programs. But it would balance the budget. And, by my memory, government did plenty back in 2001. I say, let’s return to the Clinton administration.last_img read more