Post # 1
So living up in Wisconsin and getting married here, I’m not really having a lot of my home’s influence in the wedding. I wanted to bring Louisiana in some way, and I could never figure a way to do it. Then just talking to my mom one day about food and what she was cooking for supper (just a normal non-wedding convo, which most of ours are haha) I realized THAT is what I should do! So I got her special gumbo recipe and gave it to the caterer, and he said he would be able to re-create her dish for the wedding dinner! I am so thrilled, she doesn’t know and I know she is going to be so excited. It is her signature dish, so I’m sure she will critique it (that’s just how she is, and most people are in my experience) but she will be so happy that we have chosen to serve her gumbo to everyone. I’m beyond happy that our caterer was so easy to work with and said everything should be a walk in the park 🙂
What is everyone else doing as a special nod to your family/heritage? Anything particular?
Post # 3
What?? No one has ANYTHING?
Post # 5
Nothing that fun (how awesome of your caterer, btw!) but we’ll likely have silver dollar sandwiches at midnight.
Mr.ND’s family always has a particular Aunt/Grandma make these wonderful rolls, and then ham sandwiches (and turkey now…I don’t like ham and it’s my wedding too, darn it) are served at midnight. We’ll either order them from the caterer, or just serve them out of the FILs’ room (caterer won’t allow ‘outside food’ in the hall but already gave us the *wink**nudge* to do this).
If I was ambitious (or crazy, really) I’d make kringla for everyone in honor of my family, but those take FOREVER to make. For 300+ people, I’d probably drown in dough before I successfully baked all those cookies.
Post # 6
I don’t like ham either, so I would also insist on turkey 🙂 That’s so nice of the hall to let you do it ‘under the table’ so to speak! I LOVE homemade rolls, they are SO GOOD.
But tell me, what is kringla?!