Post # 1
I know that some people will think that we are crazy, but my fiance and I have decided to cater our own reception since we are poor students with a very small budget. We have lots of wonderful family and friends that have offered to cook, so I certainly am not doing this alone, but we still want to make it a simple meal to cut down on the stress. We are doing to serve a casual buffet style light lunch. Does anyone have any ideas for fairly easy vegetarian recipes that can be made ahead of time and served at room temp? Thanks
Post # 3
I have a summer rice salad recipe that I like to make for BBQs that’s a simple ahead of time side dish. Basically it’s rice, chopped cucumber, chopped tomatoes and italian dressing. It’s best served chilled, but a simple set up of two bowls with ice in-between will do the trick. PM me if you want the recipe.
And, from a coordination stand point, I would have one family member head up the food for you. We are going a similar route with the shower (feeding lunch for about 60+) and my step-mom is organizing who is bringing what and who is setting up/tearing down. I could not imagine trying to coordinate that myself with everything else going on that day!
Post # 4
You could do a beans salad:
chick peas, red and white beans with cucumber, red pepper, onion, corn, and feta cheese. I usually make my own dressing (olive oil, balsamic vinegar and dijon mustard); but it also tastes amazing with greek salad dressing, in which case you could add black olives to your salad.
It’s very tasty, healthy, and fast to make!
Post # 5
Ooh! And I thought of this post this weekend, my girlfriend made a little appetizer with a thick slice of cucumber (cut out a small dip in the middle, about half the seeds), a dollop of ranch dressing and half a cherry tomato on top. Very cute! Very easy!