Post # 1
crunch time is here and i need to firm up my buffet menu! family/friends and i are DIYing the reception food (i have a TON of good cooks at hand), and the reception is not until 8PM, so a full meal is not necessary. it is a casual beach wedding and the reception is going to be at our huge beach house, outside on the grounds.
i want the normal stuff: fruits/veggie display, artisan breads/cheese display, salad table, antipasti tray, 3 varieties of sliders (mini gourmet burgers, chicken, etc.), dessert table.
i just need some ideas for some other things that can A.) sit out for a bit and not be spoiled/ruined, B.) are easy to eat/put on a plate c.) do not need to be kept warm/chilled.
any ideas/websites will be extremely appreciated! thanks!
Post # 4
It sounds like you’re covered with foods… But I immediately thought about chips… But SPECIAL ones. I absolutely love these vegetable chips by Terra http://www.terrachips.com/ And they’re pretty!
I’d probably do a sushi tray or cocktail crab claws or shrimp (but you said you didn’t want to keep things chilled… but these would only need to be set on a tray of ice.)
Post # 5
@fauxtoegraft: FI loves sushi! thanks 🙂
Post # 6
Here are some things I’ve seen at weddings and other parties that seemed to be a big hit.
-Bite size kabobs with a variety of veggies and meats, and maybe fruit kabobs with the dessert stuff
-mini crab cakes (made without mayo)
-pulled pork/BBQ rolls (my friend had these at her cocktail hour, about 60 people ate 400-450 of these they were so good, and some people took them home, lol) They are sooo simple, too. Get your favorite pizza or bread dough and a bucket of your favorite pulled pork or BBQ meat. Chop up the meat and sauce so it’s pretty fine. Make a small ball of dough (bite size) and fill the ball with the meat. Bake like you would any kind of roll and serve hot or cool. While the dough bakes it absorbs the sauce from the meat, yummmmm.
-Also, try the above rolls with salsas (salsa and cheese was my favorite)
-Stuffed dates (dried dates cut in half, stuff with a mixture of mascarpone, goat cheese, and pistachios)
-sliced cucumbers topped with hummus, roasted red pepper, and feta cheese (put together with a toothpick and people can grab them easily)
Try http://www.foodnetwork.com/holidays-and-parties/index.html and look at the appetizers.
Post # 7
@Anne9091: Oh… my… goodness… will be using these suggestions at any of my next holiday gatherings! and bbq… PERFECT for a nth/sth carolina wedding!