(Closed) Help With Food Tasting – Reception Menu

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

Can you describe what chicken spedini is?  I’ve never heard of that so without knowing the flavors it would be hard to suggest good side dishes.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

Garlic Mashed

Garlic Baby Red

Marinated Veggie Salad

Each of these seem to go with the Italian food theme.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

Gotcha.  So it sounds like the chicken has italian flavors and obviously the baked ziti is Italian too.  I usually do Asparagus as the vegetable when I make Italian food for dinner, so that would be my suggestion.  I also pretty much always love green bean casserole but that would probably be too heavy since you’re already doing the baked ziti.  With so many side options I’m really surprised they don’t have anything with spinach.  I think some sauteed spinach with garlic would be a great side with that.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I love green bean casserole and would LOVE to have that at my wedding!  But that may not go as well with your menu! 

I aways think asparagus and mashed potatoes make a good choice!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

@Moose1209: I agree w the carb overload.  I think they are definitely having steamed veggies too. 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

@milesbella:  Absolutely right.  You definitely don’t want your two sides to be pasta and potatoes.  Everyone will go into a carb coma and not be able to dance : )

 

ETA: I actually think one potato and one veggie would be a better option and more of a crowd pleaser than including baked ziti since that is basically a meal in itself.  Maybe they would make a special portion just for your daughter?

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee

Marinated Veggie Salad it is!  LOL.  No but really if its portabella mushrooms and sundried tomatoes and rosted peppers.  YUM!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee

@milesbella:I think yu need a green veggie. My vote is for asparagus.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

what about roasted vegetables instead of steamed? Seems easier for the caterer to overcook something if it’s steamed for a large crowd.

I love the idea of asparagus because it’s so attractive on a plate and give some depth to do your dinner. 🙂

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