- 6 years ago
What do you think of the following (theoretical) menu?
What would you add or take away?
Could you do something as satisfying more economically?
How does your locale or guestlist affect your choices?
I have tried to keep two other things in mind apart from cost:
1. Anything that can be prepared in advance saves labour costs.
2. Our friends and family have a variety of dietary needs!
Bread rolls or sliced loaves – to allow people to make their own sandwiches
Rice – gluten-free staple option
Bean salad – protein for vegans and vegetarians
Cold chicken – meat-eater protein, kosher
Deviled eggs – vegetarian protein
Cheese and crackers
Chips, vegie crudites, and dips – plain salted chips are gluten-free
Muffins and/or cookies – usually easily purchased in bulk at the supermarket – or make in advance and freeze
Nuts – vegan, dairy-free protein snack
Fruit – in season
Juice, soda, tea, and coffee (although in my location the price of milk would make just tea and coffee pretty expensive, you just couldn’t get away with not offering people a cuppa here).
P.S. This is an interesting theoretical question for me. I am not yet engaged, but if for some reason we were to get married right now, we would struggle to put on a big event. However, as a waiting bee, the challenge of answering this question is actually quite fun! (I am sure if it were the reality it might be more stressful).
Although I was indeed inspired by another thread, my intention is not to create controversy or hurt anyone but to allow people to indulge their creative problem solving skills. I would welcome the mods’ intervention if they feel my post is inappropriate.