(Closed) How Does this Sound?

posted 6 years ago in Food
  • poll: Would you enjoy a dinner like the one described below?
    Yes! Sounds great! : (21 votes)
    66 %
    Not really my thing, but some might like it. : (9 votes)
    28 %
    No good, maybe try this instead... : (2 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    593 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I think it sounds great. What I would suggest is maybe doing penne and alfredo noodles and then letting people put whichever sauce they choose on it themselves. I suggest this for multiple reasons… 1. some people like me are messy and prefer how easy penne noodles are to eat (but I would want penne with alfredo sauce) and 2. people like different amounts of sauce..

    The only thing I MIGHT suggest if you can afford it is maybe add some grilled chicken or something? That is the meat typically eaten with alfredo (that or shrimp). 

    Post # 4
    8882 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    It sounds delicious. I’m pregnant… and now I want to go home and make this.

    Post # 6
    11270 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @thisorderistall:  i think you need to have more options.  therefore, like @Brooklyn55:  said, have the sauces separate. 

    i would suggest doing 2 different pasta choices (1 short, 1 long) and 2 sauce choices, marinara and alfredo.  guest will also be able to make a blush sauce with these two.  meatballs are great but perhaps 1 more meat, grilled chicken or shrimp.  i also love grilled veggies with my pasta.

    lasagna is also a really great buffet item that can be made ahead of time and usually very inexpensively.

    overall, it does sound good.  i love pasta but some people don’t so that’s why i would keep the components separate.  they could just have meatballs and bread.

    Post # 8
    1073 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Sounds delicious to me! 🙂

    Post # 9
    149 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Sounds yummy!!!! Love homemade meatballs

    Post # 10
    2253 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    The menu sounds great esp if you add chicken or shrimp as mentioned by the PP. Just please make sure you have sturdy plates. I went to a wedding where the bride and groom did a similar set up. It was great until one of the guest’s paper plates sort of folded under the liquidness of the sauce and splattered all over him!

    Post # 11
    8444 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @thisorderistall:  It sounds pretty amazing.  I’d take homemade meatballs over most wedding dinners any day.  I think a pasta station would be really fun, where you have all the pasta, sauces and meats separate and let people mix and match. 

    Post # 12
    269 posts
    Helper bee

    i saw a thread over in the cooking forum for no nead artisan bread and i read on that blog its .40¢ a batch and it makes large batches. instead of buying the bread you could make up the dough a week before and then tghe day before bake the dough in indivual loaves. a special touch and lower cost..

    Post # 14
    269 posts
    Helper bee

    do a test run first to make sure its something you really want to do. i havent tried to make it yet but i cant waitto try

    Post # 15
    9548 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Sounds great to me! I agree with PPs to serve the pasta and sauces separate. And add chicken if you can. If possible I’d also add a hot veggie like long green beans. But this seems like a good menu for a DIY buffet, because it can all be done in bulk and in avance. Just practice the recipes to be sure you like them and know how to make them in bulk!

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