Post # 1
So fiance’ and I are on a super tight budget and can only spend around $1500 to feed roughly 175 guests. With that said we’ve found an awesome caterer who’s willing to work within that budget (he’s a good friend) and can give people their choice of 2 basic meats in addition to 2 sides. We however still planned on putting another side we’ll make ourselves with this, as well as dessert. But we are literally clueless as to what to serve. The reception will be on a Saturday afternoon at about 1:30. We were thinking doing your choice of pulled pork bbq or grilled chicken. But we need suggestions as to what to serve with it (namely 2 or 3 additional sides, a bread and a dessert). Should we go a lunch or brunch direction? Not sure he can do appetizers and stations are out due to the venue. So toss me out some ideas hive!! We’re down to the wire!
Post # 2
CyberCyndee99: Green salad? Something potatoes? Green beans with almonds? Mac and cheese? Some kind of grilled vegetable medley?
Post # 3
CyberCyndee99: I’d start with the general categories and then narrow down within those what you like. You’ve got your meat covered with the entrees so for the sides that really leaves carbs and veg/salad. Potatoes are cheap and delicious as a side. For Veg you could do something hot like green beans or cold like a green salad. For your third think of something make ahead that reflects your tastes. Something like baked beans, pasta salad or potato salad (if you aren’t having it as a side).
Cake is the traditional wedding dessert so you could make sheetcakes but I’ve also been served and really enjoyed brownies.
Post # 5
Mac & Cheese (or potato salad if u have ppl who can’t do gluten)
You could make: potato salad, beans, green salad, cole slaw, green beans. I liked pp’s idea of corn but I’m afraid it’s too out of season to taste good.
various pies for dessert
if you need more ideas, you could look at the sides on offer at a BBQ place
i would LOVE this type of menu!
Post # 6
mac n cheese, baked beans, corn fritters, mashed potatoes, green beans, tossed salad, fruit salad, grilled veggies (squash/zuchinni), corn bread, cole slaw
Post # 7
Thanks everyone! We decided to go with the 2 meats I named above, hashbrown cassarole, green beans, fruit salad, cornbread or yeast rolls. And for dessert we found out that we may be able to pull off an ice cream sundae bar! So thanks again! We have a menu!