Post # 1
Okay, we’ve got it narrowed down to two places and two menus. One place is a local BBQ place, that is the bomb. No need to sample their food because we already know its good. The other is a local caterer with very good reviews. They’re both around the same price.
Mac and cheese
We would also be getting drinks (lemonaide, sweet and unsweet tea and canned pop) and a fruit tray for an extra 2.25 pp. We could trade the broccoli casserole for salad, but me and FI are just really big broccoli casserole fans. They have the best mac and cheese, EVER, so I’m not taking that off. And most people would want potatoes, so I’m not taking that off.
Parsley buttered potatoes
Rolls with butter
It also comes with coffee and sweet and unsweet tea for no added price. But we would still buy some pop, juice and bottled water. Kind of stuff between the parsley buttered potatoes and mashed potatoes.
I love both menus for different reasons. I love menu 1 for the sides (like I said, best mac and cheese, EVER!) But I really love beef stroganoff and fried catfish. XD FI is also no help because he says it all sounds equally good.
Which would you rather have?
Post # 3
BBQ all day, and I’m not even a big fan of BBQ.
Post # 4
Phew, these sound delish, but heavy. I opted for menu 2 only because I like the “healthier” options available, and menu 1 has like no veggies. Either way, both sound too good for words!
Post # 5
I would prefer menu 1, with a garden salad instead of the broccoli casserole. All of the sides are pretty heavy so I would prefer a healthier one (I love mac & cheese too!).
Post # 6
I voted menu 2. I like the variety and the healthy salad option.
Post # 7
Changing the broccoli to a salad is definitely doable.
Post # 8
I’m a little bit confused by the “smoked salmon” because that often means the salted/preserved salmon that some ppl would still consider raw-seeming that goes on bagels, etc., but I’m guessing your salmon is cooked fish that’s served as an entree? (this might be a NY to KY translation issue 😉 ) If the smoked salmon is just cooked salmon (put in a smoker like other meats), then I vote for menu 1, hands down. Screw the salad, go with sides that are actually good.
This might also be a regional thing, but I never thought of beef stroganoff as southern, so that seems out of place on menu 2. Beef stroganoff and catfish both sound good, but they don’t seem to go together on the same menu well. Not sure if others agree.
Post # 9
The BBQ menu sounds much better to me!
Post # 10
I picked Menu 1 as I love smoked salmon & broccoli – however, as a person that’s not that huge a fan of heavy dishes, I would miss salad as a side. Not sure if that applies to your guests as well, but if you think some of them might be on a diet/can’t digest large amounts of starch or cheese, it might be a good thing to add.
Post # 11
@Shkragoldfish: Its cooked! Heres an actual picture of it.
And no, they dont really go together. Its just what we like. We have to have a fish option because one of my BM’s is a pescetarian, so thats the only meat she eats. So thats for her. And I let FI pick out the other meat option (because he doesnt get much say in wedding stuff) and he knows we both love beef stroganoff, so thats what he picked.
Post # 12
I voted for 1. It sounds so yummy.
Post # 13
I voted #1, but I do have to admit, 3 carbs is an awful lot. I would switch out one of the carbs for the salad.
Since the mac and cheese is awesome, I would keep that. I also like having a bread side people can just grab, so I’d leave the biscuits. I’d eliminate the mashed potatoes and add salad. 2 carbs, 2 meats, and 2 vegetable dishes seem a little more balanced.
With that switch, I’d eat everything on your menu!
Post # 14
I picked option 1. I don’t eat red meat and I dislike fried foods, so I would definitely be disappointed with those two choices! Having said that, you definitely need a lighter component for your meal. I’m sure te BBQ place can add a simple toss salad for freshness!
Post # 16
I generally like menu 1, but would like one lighter side. I would love a salad to balance out the mac & cheese and the mashed potatoes.