Post # 1
Well, FI and I continue going back and forth on this wedding, though FMIL offered to pay for the church and my mom offered to cook food, which I would like to do. Mom and a few other family members made all of the food for my high school graduation party a while back (which had triple the amount of people that this wedding will), so I’m not worried about volume and the how to self-cater a reception. I’m just stuck on what type of food to make because the venue I like said, since we don’t have a catering license, we can bring our own food but it would have to be finger food or cold (???). Apparently, hot foods (pasta, meats, etc.) present too much of a liability.
So, I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions? I’m kind of at a loss since I really don’t want to do picnic-style foods like pasta salad in December (at my Edgar Allan Poe-esque wedding). Any advice would be great.
Post # 3
Honestly, I think if you want to do your wedding this way, you should think about moving your date or location. Cold buffets can be done, and done well, however, if you dont want pasta salads and finger sandwiches, you’re pretty much screwed.
Post # 4
I can see why hot foods present a liability; they need to be kept hot at a high enough temperature to ward of bacterial growth. If you’re in the “warm” range then its perfect breeding grounds.
With that said, IF you are set on this route:
Caprese salad (mozzerella and tomato with basil)
Breadsticks wrapped with bacon
Smoked salmon on toasted bread with a chive cream cheese
Vegetable plate with hummus
Proscuitto wrapped melon
A twist on pasta salad; chicken salad stuffed in large shells
Slices of brie and apple on endive leaves
Serrano ham on pan de tomato
Post # 5
wow that menu sounds delicious