Is This A Good Meal Choice?

posted 3 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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1625 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@JessicaJupiter:  The fried rice does seem out of place, but fried rice is one of my favorite foods so I probably wouldnt mind haha! Make sure there isn’t ham or anything in it though, so its veg friendly. I’d probably also have a different salad than chef, because dont chef salads usually contain meat as well? Otherwise I think it sounds delish!

Post # 4
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2913 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

The fried rice is out of place, but I like it so I wouldn’t be complaining! Everything looks A-ok!

Post # 5
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42469 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@JessicaJupiter:  I would ask if the fried rice can be exchanged for a vegetable side dish. You have salad and raw veggies, but a cooked veg would be nice.

Post # 6
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3249 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I think it’s perfectly fine.  The fried rice is good; it’s a nice option for anyone not wanting potatoes, and is still at least a bit interesting.  

Post # 7
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525 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I agree with pp’s that the fried rice is out of place. 

Post # 8
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22135 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2011

Sounds like the menu in general works well for you event. A few people have given you some good feedback about the salad and maybe swapping out the fried rice for a veggie.

@julies1949:  Great idea!

P.S. I need to learn to stop looking at food posts before lunch. They always make me hungry! 🙂

Post # 9
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1626 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Instead of fried rice why don’t you have an option for grilled or steamed seasonal vegetables?

Post # 11
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11668 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@JessicaJupiter:  I’d say no on the fried rice. I’d replace it with a steamed veggie since you already have a potato.  Also, is the chicken boneless or bone-in?  My vote would be for boneless there.

I’d consider offering 2 different flavors of chicken depending on your guests. Personally, I know a ton of people who hate BBQ lol.

Post # 12
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6026 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I think BBQ chicken leg and thigh is going to be too messy for a wedding meal. Even if you’re having a super casual wedding, people will be dressed a bit nicer than their everyday clothes, and they’re going to have to deal with eating something with bones in it, with their hands, covered in sauce. Not gonna lie, I’d eat the potatoes and that’s about it because I wouldn’t want to get my hands all sticky.  You may want to look at their knife-and-fork chicken offerings. Also you may want to get a count of vegetarians when you send out your RSVP’s and see if the caterer can make a special plate for those folks, because it really sucks when you feel like all you can eat is the sides. You feel second-class.

+1 to those who say to trade the fried rice for a cooked veggie. You should have a veggie and a starch as your hot sides, not two starches.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Horseradish:  I don’t see why they have to eat it with their hands.  I eat chicken legs with a fork and knife, unless it’s KFC or similar.

Also, nit that you would know this, and your point is quite valid and gelpful, but vegetarian isn’t really in the northern Ontario lexicon.  Fresh moose is more common than a vegetarian.

Post # 14
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7929 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I’d change the fried rice for something that is more main-dish like and vegetarian, like a really good pasta (or something like eggplant parmesan–which gives you veggies and serves as a main dish)… or even rice and beans since the beans will bulk up the staying power of the food and help your guests make it through the night.

 

 

 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I don’t think you need the rice and potatoes.  I wouldn’t be thrilled with your dinner choice, but I wouldn’t lament openly at your wedding about it. Chicken legs and thighs are not my fav piece of chicken to eat. I have find them quite difficult to eat cleanly with a fork and knife.

Post # 16
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42469 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@JessicaJupiter:  I  also suggest you ask  them to exchange the chef salad for a green salad. No one needs the meat and cheese in chef salad if they are having chicken as the entree. It will also save money as they may want to charge extra to swap the rice for a vegetable.

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