(Closed) Food Ideas

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
2947 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Day time wedding or evening? What are your options at the venue? Do you have a kitchen? Does everything have to be premade and delivered there? Do you have warmers?

Did I ask enough questions? 🙂

Post # 5
2891 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Ok so look for things that freeze well:Lasagna, chicken parm, meatballs, meatloaf, pecan encrusted chicken, beef medallions in gravy.  These can  be done up ahead of time and placed right in oven day of. This plan means you need someone to man kitchen while you are gone.

Our church does a lot of weddings using electric roasters and crockpots.  A crazy idea that does work is turkey dinner.  Turkey can be done ahead of time and sliced. Simply use lots of broth to keep moist and warm. Green beans, carrots, corn, peas all can be crockpot items. Cranberry relish, jello salad, desserts, rolls all can be done ahead of time.  That leaves day of with just mashed potatoes and stuffing.  Peel all potatoes day before keep in sealed container of water. We actually now can turkey in quart jars with gravy so all you have to do big day is dump jars into electric roaster and plug it in.

Ham also can be done ahead, as can roast beef. I would recommend a lot of help though so you can enjoy your big day. May all go well!

Post # 6
1398 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

You can roast some spiral cut hams and have those ready to serve with some cheesy potatoes and a vegetable. You can have these all set up in roasters or crockpots and ready to serve with a cold salad (pasta salad?), and dinner rolls. I was on a committee at our church that would set up food after funeral services and this was our easy go-to meal, as it could be done on 1/2 days notice and one person could set it up and take it down without much problem. I don’t have the exact recipe we used for the cheesy potatoes but I know it was several bags of frozen hashbrowns, cream of chicken soup and shredded cheddar cheese.

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