Help me pick apps for bbq reception!

posted 3 years ago in Food
Post # 4
1236 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Hm, I see what you mean about chips and salsa not “going” but I do think you’re overthinking! (And I say this as a massive overthinker myself.)

In addition to chips and salsa, what about a variety of dips like seven layer dip, spinach and artichoke dip, or queso? You could serve the hot dips in little crock-pots. 

Post # 5
6720 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

Mac and Cheese balls – because I’m disappointed m&c didn’t make the main menu.  I don’t know if you know how to make, I sure don’t, but they’re so delicious.  Also just breads and different dips/spreads would be great, as suggested above.

If you’re DIY, it might be wise to rethink the mayo based foods on your entrees, btw, or make sure you’ve got serious ice on hand. I know people like their slaw (I have no idea why) but I’d be a little bit worried about it keeping well.

Post # 7
1352 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - The Lodge at Little Seneca Creek

This sounds like our wedding menu! Our cocktail apps are just fresh fruit and veggies. Although alcohol will be available during our cocktail hour, I think most of our guests will be responsible. Also, dinner will start about 15 minutes into the reception, so something light and fresh is perfect for the cocktail apps during our summer wedding.

Post # 8
1552 posts
Bumble bee

hband :  to keep it hot you could keep it in a slow cooker (crock pot) switched to low. It shouldn’t dry out. Chicken wings are pretty cheap to buy by the kilo. You can marinate them, bbq them the day before and do the same thing keeping them  in the crock pot to keep them warm on the day. Or meatballs on toothpicks.

Post # 9
51 posts
Worker bee

We do a lot of BBQs and appetizers that go over well and super simple to prepare include bean dips (the multi-layer recipes), guacamole, shrimp cocktail, deviled eggs, and charcuterie plates (various cold meats, cheeses, olives, jams, and mustards). 

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