Post # 17
i think having 3 different soups is a lot of soup. i would switch it up for the baked potato bar. have you considered some protein? you can buy a big cut of beef or pork at costco for cheap, cheap, cheap and put it in the crockpot. pulled beef or pulled pork on small buns would be great with your soup and salad buffet menu.
i just suggest this b/c i know a lot of people that dislike soups and salads both. they are true meat and potato eaters.
Post # 18
What if I do this:
Rolls (to make chicken rolls or to dip in chili)
& we are having pie and cake for dessert
Is that good or need more?
Post # 19
What time of day is the wedding? Will there be alcohol served? I don’t think soup, salad and rolls will be enough for a meal, especially if there will be alcohol served.
If it is at lunch then I’d probably add a sandwich platter to the soup & salad and it would be plenty.
If it is dinner time I’d suggest you add a pasta dish to the soup & salad – a baked ziti and/or lasagna which can be easily made ahead, you can buy a couple of inexpensive chafing dishes & sterno at Costco or Party City to keep them warm:
Post # 20
I love the soup/salad/potato bar idea. (That would make me happy. SO HAPPY!!! 🙂
What soups are you having? Can you do a chili? That is v. substantial, plus good on potatoes.
Instead of doing multiple salads, can you just do lots of green salad (lettuce, tomato, carrots type)?
Do you have any bakers in your family? (Or do you bake?) You could do a bunch of loaves of homemade bread. (I can do about a dozen sourdough baguettes for the same price as buying one from the grocery store.)
Post # 21
Elvis We are doing chili for sure. That was my one request. I love chili and it will be cold outside so it makes me warm and happy lol
reebee The only thing that sucks about doing a pasta dish is I can’t keep it warm with those tins. I am getting married in a LDS chapel and those flames to keep them warm are not allowed.
Post # 22
- Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA
@figgnewton: I think Chili, Pulled chicken, Rolls, Macaroni & Ceaser Salads is probably plenty– That’s 2 hearty mains, plus a startch & a green salad. $500 should be plenty for all that.
Post # 23
Im bookmarking this to look at it later! That second menu sounds better. We are making our own food too and will be doing something similar.
If you make the chilli vegetarian that could serve as your veggie meal (and would reduce the cost in making it a little.
Post # 24
Mrs Christopher Noone that is coming is vegetarian lol or that would cut costs
Post # 25
Second menu sounds much better. I would be looking for things like meat or fish, vegetables, fruit, and maybe cheese. But this is because I don’t eat pasta, bread or potatoes. Chilli in particular sounds great. I still think you need some vegetables or fruit as well, though…. celery, carrots and a few dips would be cheap, maybe?
Post # 26
I think the second menu sounds a lot better. Or maybe you could add a tray of sandwiches or a deli tray and different breads to the soup and salad?
Post # 27
I love the idea of a soup and salad buffet (especially if the weather is chilly) and would add a spiral sliced ham and a cheese board to round things out.