(Closed) Food Problems!

posted 9 years ago in Food
Post # 17
7960 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

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 # 19
755 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

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
1182 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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 # 22
2430 posts
Buzzing bee
  • 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
1731 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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 # 25
6375 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

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
1098 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
2001 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

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.

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