1 medium elephant
brown gravy, enough to cover the elephant
2 whole rabbits (optional)
Cut elephant into bite-size pieces. This will take about two months. Add brown gravy to cover elephant meat; about 40 barrels will probably do the job. (Recruit as many able-bodied men as possible to help with this task.) Cook elephant about 4 weeks at 450 degrees. This recipe should feed about 3800 people. If more people should come for dinner, just add the rabbits. Do this only if necessary, though, for most people don't care for "hare" in their soup.
That's all there is to it!
P.S. Happy April Fool's Day!