Post # 1
We are having a semi-formal, bbq backyard reception at our friend’s property. The menu will be a buffet of bbq chicken, pulled pork sandwiches, potato salad, pasta salad, hawaiian rolls, green beans, iced tea, local beer, wine, soda and lemonade. What does everyone think of this menu?
Would you drool over it? Eat it but not be a huge fan? or Is it trashy?
Post # 4
Agreed, you had me at pulled pork. Are there any veggies besides the beans? Could you add corn on the cob maybe?
Post # 5
LOVE BBQ. We’re having a BBQ buffet and I cannot wait. Beef Brisket and Smoked Turkey, sliced to order.
For the side, we’re having a mashed potato casserole (HOTDISH dammit), Coleslaw, and Mac n cheese.
Post # 6
@Juliepants: That was my thought. I think we are going to add a mixed vegetable or salad.
Post # 7
I’m a vegetarian so it’s not thrilling. . can I get some baked beans (without ham/bacon) and cole slaw??
I’d swap out the green beans for corn.
Post # 8
@essicajaymar: I’m a vegetarian who happens to not like potato salad or pasta salad (mayo and vinegar are not yummy to me), so I’d be eating green beans and rolls. Could you add a heartier side for vegetarians, like mac&cheese? That’d be awesome! (Or as PP said, baked beans without ham – that’d be great, too!)
Post # 9
Sounds yummy, but I agree that another vegetable (or two) would be nice.
Post # 10
I don’t eat pork and bbq chicken is hit or miss for me, so the only thing I would really eat would be the rolls (I really hate potato and pasta salads). I’d love some baked beans and corn, though.
Post # 11
I appreciate everyones’ input. I’m fairly positive that we don’t have any vegetarians on our guest list. We are having a small wedding of around 65 people- all close family and friends. I agree we should have at least another vegetable. We also have made sure to inform people of our menu (everyone has gotten excited when we mention bbq). I’m thinking it will be a hit, but keep the thoughts flowing…
Post # 12
@vorpalette: I would definitely add a few more options if we had any vegetarian guests. I guess we are meat and potato kind of people. 🙂
Post # 14
You could also make veggie kebabs for those who want another vegetable option. You can skewer them and then marinade them in a greek or other kind of sauce (we did ginger sesame). To make it vegetarian friendly (and more like a complete meal) we had veggie-tofu kebabs for the vegetarians. You could skip the tofu and just put onions, mushrooms, peppers, tomatoes, zuchinni etc for variety!
Post # 15
Souinds yummy! But it would be even better if you added corn on the cob (if it’s still in season where you are) and macaroni and cheese or baked beans!
Post # 16
- Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA
This is pretty similar to our wedding buffet– we did bbq chicken, tri tip, 2 potato salads, 2 green salads, 2 baked beans, french baguettes, sliced watermelon, lemonade, red & white wine, and a selection of local beers.
Everyone raved about it.