(Closed) Is this enough food?

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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287 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

What if you also added in a pasta salad?  Pasta is cheap but filling.  I have a recipe for a pasta salad that has farfalle pasta, cherry tomatoes, black olives, purple onions, and a red wine vinegrette and its yummy. It’s also meant to be served cold. 

Post # 4
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2767 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

you are going with Hyvee aren’t you?  I recognize the name of those sandwiches from when I ordered sandwiches for our wedding day lunch.  

I think you should get a fruit tray too.  Hyvee has pretty good fruit trays.  

I also love the idea of baked pita chips with different types of hummus for dipping.  You’ll have plates right?  So guests could scoop some of the hummus dips on their plate and walk around and eat?

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

It seems like enough in terms of quality… people COULD eat it and be full. But I’m not so sure it is enough on the variety front. Particularly because the sandwiches and lunchmeat rollup things sounds so similar. I would pick sandwiches OR tortillas and do maybe 2 different apps. Something like bruschetta might be pretty easy and cheap. Even chips, pretzels, nuts, etc. People like to see a variety of things at a buffet. As for vegetarians, could your caterer do like eggsalad for one of the sandwiches? or a cucumber sandwich?

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

@april30: good call on the pasta salad! Particularly tortellini pasta salad. You can get bags of cheese tortellini from trader joes for like 2.49 each and they make a LOT. My fav recipe blends a jar of sundried tomatoes with a few cloves garlic and a cup of olive oil as the dressing… then add in tomatoes and cheese. mmmmmmmmmmm πŸ™‚

Post # 10
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739 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We did heavy apps from a grocery store & had:

  • Cheese tray & crackers
  • Mini pita sandwhiches
  • Spirals (wraps rolled up around meet & cheese)
  • Steamed Shrimp tray
  • Sushi Tray
  • Fruit & Dip Tray
  • Veggie & Dip Tray
  • Southwestern Dip & Pita chips

We also had bowls of nuts & candies on tables throughout the venue.  I did all the apps for just under $10/head and the guests loved it all!

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

@Statutory Grape: hmmm if it does you’ll find it at tj’s or whole foods. cheaper at tj’s though! I’d imagine it does exist… if they can make vegan bacon vegan tortellini really shouldn’t be a stretch… πŸ™‚

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

What about those stuffed olives that hyvee sells?  those are pretty good.  I second the sushi suggestion too.  Maybe some california rolls or non-fish sushi rolls.  

I also wouldn’t worry about everything being vegan friendly.  It’s nice to have a few vegan things, but I think it is impossible to accommodate all guests.

Post # 15
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739 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

@Statutory Grape: I got mine from Wegman’s and the woman at the catering desk really helped me stretch my budget!  I had an original order in mind with far fewer options and was basing my numbers off of how many people their brochure said each try would feed.  She explained that the more variety you add in, the less pieces of each tray a person eats and therefore it can feed more people.  I’m so glad she steered me towards ordering more variety of trays and less of each tray. 

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