Post # 1
Just a gentle reminder (unlike the smack in the head we got when we saw a Wendy’s fish fillet commercial): Remember that during Lenten season, there may be Catholics in your wedding party or rehearsal guests who abstain from eating meat on Fridays.
Since we’re doing a grill out, we were all about the beef/pork/chicken. We’ve already purchased all this and wrapped up the plans since our rehearsal is in less than 2 weeks. Thank goodness for those silly Wendy’s commercials, or our poor rehearsal dinner guests that observe this Lenten practice would only have baked potatoes and salads to eat! So, bees, don’t forget to have a fish/veg option for your Catholic guests 🙂
Post # 3
*bump for a gentle reminder* 🙂
Post # 4
P.S. If there are any Catholic bees about the board, can you give us a few of your favorite Friday meals? Crockpot recipes are especially appreciated 🙂
Post # 5
We usually do any kind of fish, pastas, soups, salads, cheese pizza. I know I would appreciate the extra thought if I were in your bridal party:)
Post # 6
You could easily add a salmon burger to the menu.
Post # 7
@indibee: My grandmother always made shrimp scampi or we would get crab cakes. Well, things I would eat anyways. As long as it’s no meat, you’re good.
What a great reminder though!
Post # 8
@ieatunicorns: Mm, they all sound good. We’re thinking of maybe some ravioli and then a tuna casserole. A meat and no meat option. It’d be easy to throw in a soup, or ordering a cheese pizza would be easy to do as well! We have the grill nearly full already, and the oven will be full of baked potatoes, so wer’e trying to find options that can be grilled or made in the crockpot.
@julies1949: Mmm, that sounds good, but honestly I’ve never seen a salmon burger around here. Sad but true. My area of the midwest dosn’t have much for fresh fish options, or even pretty decent frozen fish options :-/ But I bet they could get some fillets from this summer and pull out the fryer. Mmm!
@Rouquine: Ooh, shrimp! I know they make that on the grill often, and tossing it onto skewers or making shrimp scampi are both easy on the grill, and things they’ve done before. I’ll have to check in w/ the chefs. Maybe I’ll skip meat on that Friday, too 😉
I think we’ve got it nailed down, cheese ravioli and also shrimp scampi. A veg. and a seafood option.
Post # 9
@indibee: We were going through this drama few days ago…ugh! My FMIL had planned the rehearsal w/FFIL, and while they are both also Catholic, they somehow managed to forget about this as well. They were NOT happy with me when I pointed this out. 🙁 We are having cheese enchiladas with a meat option for non-Catholics.
Post # 10
@indibee: Have you always been the kindest most considerate hostess ever!? Good for you!! Have fun, the menu sounds great. 🙂
Post # 11
grilled veggie kabobs. i love how green and red pepers and onions taste when they been grilled.
Post # 12
@indibee: In a sign of how neurotic I’m becoming about everything wedding-related, I went into a total tizzy when I read your post until I remembered: we’re having our rehearsal dinner at a Chinese seafood restaurant. So, um, yeah, we have some fish on the menu. 😀 And a few vegetarian dishes as well.
Sigh…. at least I have a massage appointment tomorrow, I really need to relax….
Post # 13
@greenviolets: LOL @ the Catholics getting mad at you for pointing out their restrictions. Hahah. I guess weddings give everyone ‘bride brain’ sometimes.
@Juliepants: Aww, you’re a dear! I am totally a Type-A, take care of everything gal, so I suppose that one benefit is that I do try to keep everyone happy *and well fed ;-)* It totally snowballed…at first we could think of just 3 Catholic guests, then I remembered 2 other families of 6..bam! 15 guests definitely required an entire meal overhaul, not just a few extra salmon fillets.
@asianyoushi: That’s what I always pick at our kabob grill outs, even though I’m not vegetarian. Onions, peppers, baby tomatoes, olives, and mushrooms *drool*
@Frog E.: I hear ya! I’m scheduling my massage for next Wed as we speak. Come next week, I’m sure I’ll be a basket case.