- 3 years ago
- Wedding: April 2014
A couple of weeks ago I posted about us possibly having a taco and nacho buffet as a meal. Everyone agreed that it sounded delicious.
But now theres a problem. The caterer just emailed me and said that “due to unforseen circumstances” they have to close down and will no longer be able to cater for us. Thankfully we hadnt put in a deposit or anything yet.
We do have a back up caterer, but with a different kind of meal (think homey pot roast and mashed potatoes kind of meal.) I was talking to my mom about it, and she thinks that if we get the stuff and make the taco/nacho buffet ourselves, it will be about $600 cheaper than the caterer. That would help out tremendously, because we’ve been worrying about money lately.
We’re only having about 70 guests, so its not like we’d have to cook for a bajillion people. My mom and her best friend are both pretty good cooks, and combined we have about 7 crockpots we can use.
I was thinking we could slow cook the meats in the crockpots first thing in the morning. We could also make the beans in a crockpot. The ceremony isnt until 5pm, and my mom wont have to be there until 4 or so, so that should be plenty of time. Esepcially with her friend helping out.
Here’s what I’m thinking for the menu:
Possibly slow cooked ground beef, but that might be too much beef?
Crock pot black beans (no recipe, but it shouldnt be difficult)
Fiesta blend cheese
Queso (will probably buy a tub or two from Qdoba)
Salsas (will probably buy those from Qdoba as well)
Hard taco shells, tortillas, and tortilla chips
Peppers and onions
Diced, seasoned, roasted potatoes. People can put them on their tacos or put sour cream and cheese on them (like the fiesta potatoes at Taco Bell.)
We’re also going to have a salad bar. People can use whatever toppings from the taco part, but we’ll also have different dressings and tortilla strips that they can put on them.
What do you guys think? Should we go for it, or just suck it up and pay the extra money for a caterer? Any suggestions on how to make it better? Just no seafood suggestions, please. We arent good at making it. 😛