Phil (tinjuko) wrote,


I'm going to a christmas party this coming Sunday (18th) and my dish to bring is homemade desert to feed about 50ish peoples. Any ideas what to make? I'm kitchen challenged, so I need something that's simple, fast, good-tasting, and ecnomical. Worse case, I'll resort to making brownies but I haven't made that in 7ish years.
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50 ppl n it has to be homemade? :o\ You're gonna be bakin forever lol No matter what it is .. its never gonna be enuff for 50 ppl ....

This looks yummy ... but it only makes 16 :o\

This makes 16 too

If you need more ideas ... let me know n I'll find ya some :D

I used to be a bakery manager :P

If you aren't the only one bring desert .. you could always have a lil fun n make these (they are kinda homemade lol)
You're so wonderful, Alska. I know beggers can't be choosers but I wouldn't mind some more ideas. I'd just like to see what my options are. Thanks again and thanks in advance. You don't know how much this is helping me out. For a guy that doesn't know the first thing to cooking, this is a big step. I AM a master at the microwave though, haha. I'm going to start production, hopefully, wednesday night and just in case I fail horribly I still have a few days to try something else.
what about those round puff things you pour chocolate one... what are they called? profiterolls?

Or a big chocolate/toffee tart type thing (something so rich they won't want to eat very much...

Or fruit salad....


December 12 2005, 21:18:30 UTC 11 years ago

ooooh, you're starting to lose me sweetheart, i'm not good with names either, haha.
sok, the person below seems to have a much better plan!
crap, i thought i already signed in, sorry, my post as well.
I've made these for parties a lot. It's stupid simple and people always rave....

Oatmeal Carmelitas

2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
1 ½ cups firmly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups margarine or butter, softened

1 (12.5-oz.) jar (1 cup) caramel ice cream topping
3 tablespoons all purpose flour
1 (6-oz) pkg. (1 cup) white chocolate chips
½ chopped nuts (pecans, walnuts--whatever you like)

Heat oven to 350. Grease 13x9 inch pan. In large bowl, blend all crust ingredients at low speed until crumbly. Press half of crumb mixture, about 3 cups, in bottom of greased pan. Reserve remaining crumb mixture for topping. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in small bowl combine caramel topping and 3 tablespoons flour; set aside. Sprinkle warm crust with chips and nuts. Drizzle evenly with caramel mixture; sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture. Return to oven and bake an additional 18 to 22 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely. Refrigerate 1 to 2 hours until filling is set. (Before serving take out of fridge awhile so it can soften up). Cut into bars.

Yield: 36 bars


December 12 2005, 21:16:12 UTC 11 years ago

Will you marry me? Thanks a ton, that sounds pretty good, smilez. Lets say I make this Friday evening (as a fail safe) and do succeed, will this desert survive until Sunday? And is this something I can find all at wal-mart? After taking it out to soften up can it stay out for the rest of the party or does it have to stay pretty cold? Sorry if i'm asking too many questions, cooking/baking makes me nervious.
Well since I'm morally opposed to the existance of Wal-mart I'll say no. ;)

It will survive until Sunday, but as with most baked goods the closer you make it to the time you're going to eat it the better it will be. It doesn't have to stay cold at all. As a matter of fact, after the intial setting of it I leave it out of the fridge.

And, yes, I'll marry you. :)
it'd be extra awesome if you were here to help me *wink wink* ;)
sorry, my post, forgot to sign in.
Hey Miss Prissy, just wanted to let you know I made your Oatmeal Carmelitas. My version turned out pretty good and my dad (he really wanted to try it out before I even got a chance to put it in the frig) loves it. Thanks.

omg ... am i too late :o\

I so totally forgot about this'em one!


1 (11 oz.) can mandarin oranges, drained
1 (13 oz.) can pineapple chunks, drained
1/2 c. miniature marshmallows
1 c. coconut
1/2 c. whipped cream, whipped

Put together in bowl, lightly stir, let set overnight.....

Then of course transfer into a clean pretty serving bowl :D

n you can make tons! no cooking or nothing n its yummy :D
lol here ya go microwave pro cooker ;)

You ROCK!!! All of this will be put to good use. I'm gonna make the Ambrosia tonight. Just cuz it's that simple hahaha. and i take it the "c." is cup? or you just shortened it cuz can was obvious. (yes, im that bad at this.)
yes its cup :)

you can double the recipe to make more ... just times it all by 2 :D

1/2 + a 1/2 of course makes 1 cup
1 c. coconut?
1/2 c. whipped cream, whipped?

Oky...So I found the first 3 items pretty quickly but had a harder time finding the others. While in the store running around, I wasn't sure if you meant a real coconut, canned (they didn't have any), or the shredded sprinkly kind. And the whipped cream, I'm pretty sure you meant the can version that you spray cuz I couldn't find anything else. (This is almost hurtin my self-image, lol. Might have to spend the rest of my life microwaving.)
Awww sorry sweetie

the coconut is the "shredded sprinkly kind"

And the whipped cream can be found by the milk. it comes in a "pint" size milk carton. You have to "whip" it with a metal whisk or mixer. If you can't find it ... I am sure "coolwhip" band whipped cream would work.