(Closed) Help me plan our RD menu!

posted 6 years ago in Food
  • poll: What else should our dinner include?
    Hot dogs or hamburgers - this party needs more meat! : (5 votes)
    4 %
    Some kind of baked pasta (vegetarian) : (25 votes)
    20 %
    deviled eggs : (17 votes)
    13 %
    cheese plate : (12 votes)
    9 %
    corn bread bites : (23 votes)
    18 %
    A huge garden salad : (45 votes)
    35 %
    some other kind of food (stuff I can make ahead) - leave suggestions in the comments please! : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    3175 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I think you need more vegetables, a lot of people don’t like coleslaw. I would suggest the salad, or another green vegetable (there are broccoli salads and such that might work if you’re set on making it ahead).

    Post # 4
    1237 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @atalante:  I am in the same position! Our caterer is offering the same 7 things you mentioned along with cookies and brownies. We have one vegetarian so I’m planning on finding a large pasta type thing, probably some form of baked pasta like lasagna or something. Pasta is really the only thing I can think of that gives a nice option for vegetarians (other than salad but I don’t want that to be her only option!). 

    Post # 6
    999 posts
    Busy bee

    Corn bread bites sounds really good since it would be a good alternative to the rolls and very similar to hushpuppies. But definitely a big green salad would be nice.

    Post # 7
    2362 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2017

    I vote a salad and baked pasta.


    Post # 8
    86 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2011 - Greenville Country Club

    Your food so far sounds delish! Has me all excited for summer bbqs!

    I voted for more sides: corn bread bites, salad and baked pasta. When we host events (including our wedding and RD), we try to have at least 50% non-meat “sides” food. People like to graze. Sometimes I like the sides so much that I don’t eat as much meat. 


    Post # 9
    87 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    We are doing something really really similar but we are having it outdoors at my sisters! Heres our menu for an idea of slight variation!

    Entrees – BBQ Chicken, Butterfly Pork Chop Sandwiches, Hot Dogs for the little ones

    Side Dishes – Baked Beans, Potato Salad, Pasta Salad, Macaroni Salad, Fruit Salad

    Snacks – Cheese Tray, Relish Tray

    Desert – Smores with all the Fixings (we are having a big bonfire too)

    For drinks we are serving soda, lemonade, ice tea, water, and maybe some different fruity summer drinks!

    Post # 10
    3361 posts
    Sugar bee

    I am with the “needs more vegetables” crowd 🙂 And I’m a huge pasta fan so those 2 get my votes ! Oh and by the way… may I come ?? Everything sounds so good 🙂 

    Post # 11
    5985 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    as a vegetarian, will the potato salad and beans be meat free? A lot of time they have bacon in them. If they are vegetarian than I would not worry about adding another starchy vegetarian dish (the pasta or corn). I suggest a big salad and deviled eggs. I bring this up only because you mentioned a vegetarian.

    Post # 14
    262 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Pasta is usually a good vegetarian option, but in this case it doesn’t seem to fit with the rest of the theme. Have you considered something like a grilled veggie skewer or veggie burger as an entree for you non-meat-eating friends?

    Post # 15
    87 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @CrazyCoffeeGeek:  Morning Star Farms even offers a BBQ Riblette! My sister has been vegan for 25+ years and this is what we are having for her plus some Smart Dogs that can be thrown on the grill or roasted campfire style!

    Post # 16
    1465 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    What you have already sounds great and you don’t need to add anything.

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