Post # 1
We are slef-catering the wedding and coming up with a menu has been a little rough for me. I have help from several family members, so it won’t be too difficult to cook.
As far as the menu, this is what I’ve planned:
Pulled Italian chicken (to be made into sandwiches)
Bread and butter
Hash Brown Casserole or roasted potatoes, I haven’t decided which yet.
Slab pies for dessert
Does this sound okay? I know it’s not super traditional, but these were the first things that came to my mind. Is it odd or off putting not to have a beef opton? This will be served buffet style.
Post # 3
Any veggies or vegans?
and if you’re self catering then do make sure the ‘head chef’ is up to speed on food hygiene, prep, storage and service – the last thing you want is all your guests getting ill after your wedding.
Post # 4
As far as I know, none of the guests are vegan. There may be a couple vegetarians, which is why the pasta will be meatless. Also, I just really hate meat sauce.
Most of us that are doing the cooking are actually Servsafe certified.
Post # 5
I prefer to have fresh fruit, with every meal. (I’d skip the pies, due to diabetes).
Post # 6
dianesparty : fab on the h&s!
as for vegetarians if you’ve got some coming then a plant protein would be welcome – hommous dip and veggies or mixed bean salad – something like that.
Sounds like a great buffet.
Post # 7
We plan to have fruit and cheese and crackers after the ceremony. We’re having pie in place of cake; there’s not going to be any cake whatsoever.
Post # 8
- Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course
dianesparty : Your menu sounds fine. I’d pick pie over cake any day. 😊 I was also going to suggest fresh fruit but you’ve got it covered.
Post # 9
Sounds yummy! As a guest, I’d be happy with this!
Post # 10
dianesparty : Sounds delicious but I’d probably leave the potatoes out of it – offhand I can’t think of anyone who eats potatoes and pasta in the same meal unless it’s some kind of soup. Everything else (well, potatoes too) looks like a great meal.
Post # 11
What is a “slab pie”? Cake > pie
Also I would replace the green beans.. they don’t seem “wedding” to me, more like what you’re forced to eat out of a can when you’re little. Also since you have sandwiches which can be hard to eat, I would change the pulled chicken to grilled chicken with a delicious sauce and prep.
Post # 12
Sounds good.! Maybe some meatballs for those who would like to add to their pasta. 🙂
Post # 13
SaraJeanQ : A slab pie is a larger pie made on a baking sheet rather than in a nine inch round pan. You can get about 24-30 servings rather than the traditional 8. I really don’t want cake; I much prefer pie.
As as for the green beans, they will be fresh beans and definitely not out of a can. They’ll be cooked to just tender, no mushy canned beans.
Post # 14
Your menu made me hungry.
Post # 15
Also, you can’t please everyone. Your menu sounds fine for 95% of people. If they don’t like it, they don’t have to eat it. You have a wide enough spread that there should be something for everyone. If you tried to get a full course meal for literally every food possibility…you’re not going to be able to be at your wedding as you’d be too busy cooking.
Side note – I’d eat pasta and potatoes together in a meal, not in soup. Apparently PP have never been to the Midwest, where we put chicken n noodles on mashed potatoes. LOL