The Virtual Oneg - Food and Portion Suggestions

For the Onegim, at Adat Shalom we welcome both homemade and purchased food. We hope you can find a suggestion that meets your budget, culinary skills and time constraints! There is one major requirement: So we can feel comfortable eating together, all Adat Shalom events are "dairy." This means no meat, no poultry, no shellfish, no pork. Milk, egg, vegetable, fruit, grain, legumes, nuts (except peanuts) are acceptable. Fish and fish products are fine, but should be clearly labeled. Remember to check ingredients for lard and other non-kosher or meat-derived substances. People with food allergies, vegetarians, and those who keep kosher are all trusting you to thoroughly check ingredients. We all need to strictly observe our communal dairy standard.

NO peanuts, peanut products and peanut butter.
Due to life-threatening peanut allergies for several children in the community, peanut butter is BANNED from events held in the Adat Shalom building and from all Adat Shalom events anywhere. Skin contact can be hazardous as well as ingestion.
LABELING: Allergies are life threatening, therefore, labeling is very important.
Labeling supplies are in a drawer in the kitchen. It is especially important to label foods with common allergens such as: Nuts and Nut Oils; Milk Products; Eggs; Wheat; Berries; Melon; Fish.

Here are some ideas for Oneg dishes with amounts for 50 servings.

Main Dishes

Tuna Salad 50 servings 3 gal. (128 oz).
Egg Salad 50 servings 75 eggs (6 ¼ doz)
Tofu 50 servings approx. 20 lbs.
Cheese 50 servings 3+ lbs.
Gefilte Fish 50 servings 50+ portions, go by the label
Vegetarian Chili 50 servings 1 1/2 gal.
Fish 50 servings 15 lbs.
Carbohydrate Suggestions
Pasta with Simple Sauce 50 servings 6 ¼ lbs. dry pasta
Pasta with lots of extras 50 servings 3+ lbs. dry pasta
Rice Salad 50 servings 4 lbs.
Couscous/ grain pilaf/ tabouleh 50 servings  About the same as rice
Quinoa Salad 50 servings 1 1/2 gals.
 Lasagna 50 servings 3 - 9"x13"x2'" pans (check servings on commercial brands)
(Stouffer's vegetarian lasagnas can be purchased frozen and cooked at the shul for about 1½ hours)
Noodle, Potato or Matzah Kugel same as Lasagna if thick. Double if you make very thin kugel.
Baked Beans 50 Servings 2 1/2 gal.
Barley and Mushroom 50 servings 3 - 9"x13"x2"
Carbs and Protein
Vegetable Pot Pie, Cheese Soufflé, Blintz souffle    50 servings 3 - 9"x13"x2"
Mini ('bagel') pizzas 50 servings 4+ dozen
Beans and Rice 50 servings 1.5 gal.
Sushi (NO SHELLFISH) 50 servings 100-200 pieces
Quiche 50 servings 5 pies
Lentil Dish 50 servings 6 1/2 lbs.
Macaroni and Cheese 50 servings 3 - 9' x 13" x 2"
Egg Based Casseroles 50 servings 3 - 9' x 13" x 2"

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Salads and Side Dishes

Tossed Green Salad 50 servings 6-7 lbs tossed salad mix
Caesar Salad 50 servings 7 heads of lettuce
Fruit Salad 50 servings 10 lbs.
Potato Salad 50 servings 17 1/2 lbs. of potatoes
Cole Slaw 50 servings 10 lbs.
Hummus 50 servings 2 qts.
Baba Ghanoush 50 servings 2 qts.
Vegetarian "Chopped Liver" 50 servings 2 qts.
Guacamole 50 servings 2-3 qts.
Turkish Salad 50 servings 2 qts.
Eggplant "Caviar" 50 servings 2-3 qts.
Roasted Vegetables 50 servings 3 - 9" x 13" x 2"
Bean Salad 50 servings 1 - 1 1/2 gals.
Corn and Bean Salad 50 servings 1 1/2 gals.
Corn Pudding 50 servings 3 - 9" x 13" x 2" 
Sweet Potato Casserole 50 servings 3 - 9" x 13" x 2"
Spinach Avocado Dip 50 servings 2 qts.
Root Vegetable Medley 50 servings 3 - 9" x 13" x 2"
Scalloped Potatoes 50 servings 5 - 9" x 13" x 2"

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Desserts - Please check ingredients for lard, which is still used in crusts, cookies and icing.

Watermelon             50 servings 1 1/2 large melons, sliced
Brownies 50 servings 3 - 4 9" x 13" pans (4 packages of commercial mix)
Pie 50 servings 4 - 5 pies
Cobbler 50 servings 2 - 9" x 13" x 2" 
Cookies (4" across) 50 servings 100-200 depending upon the size
Cupcakes 50 servings 50 cupcakes
Loaf cakes (9x5 pan) 50 servings 5 loaves
Sheet Cakes 50 servings Half sheet
Layer Cakes 50 servings 4 - 5 cakes

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Shalom Rav

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