Post # 1
I’ve seen several people lately who are doing them, but they’ve never specified what all they will have on them and what else they’ll be serving.
Me and my Fiance still havent decided 100% what kind of food we want, and we’ve been talking more and more about having a naked burrito and nacho buffet. The only thing really stopping us is that we dont know if that will be enough.
If we do it, we’ll have:
Hard and soft tacos
Marinated steak strips
Seasoned ground beef
Different kinds of salsa
Is that enough food? Would you be satisfied? If not, what else would you pair with it?
Post # 3
I would definitely have sides!
Like corn bread or corn on the cob or veggies.
Post # 4
@allyfally: Definitely include limes as well, people like to squeeze them on top of Mexican food! What about a fish option for people who don’t like/want to eat meat? Something light like tilapia would be great. And for the vegetarians and vegans, what about seitan and some vegan cheese? And grilled bell peppers with onions. I think that a nice green salad would be a great side since this food can be pretty heavy. Yeah there’s lettuce, but there’s not too much for an appetizing salad, you know? I think that having black beans would be great too. Some people don’t like pinto, especially since it’s frequently cooked in lard. And brown rice can be polarizing; I really think you should also add white and/or Spanish rice. And some queso fresco/different types of cheese would really make things fun. You could do Mexican corn and/or bread (the yummy Mexican sweet kind) for sides too. This sounds like an AMAZING start, I’d love to attend this wedding!
Post # 5
@allyfally: Sounds delicious! I’d add grilled peppers and onions, roasted, seasoned sweet potato, or grilled portabello mushrooms for the vegetarians/health conscious, but that might not be an issue for your crowd! Honestly, we found that variety wasn’t as important as QUANTITY for our wedding!
Post # 6
I would add some fajita veggies for sure and mushrooms (like PP said) are a great meat substitute. Shrimp could be a great option as well if you want a seafood option.
As for sides maybe a salad of some sort and some veggies? If you are trying to go with the whole Mexican theme maybe roasted corn on the cobb? That’s really good with queso fresco!
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Post # 7
I think that sounds delicious, and personally I think you have plenty of options for both the average guest and the vegetarian crowd. The only thing I would add would be something refreshing and light. Maybe some fresh fruit?
Post # 8
I would also add black beans (great source of protein for vegetarians!), grilled peppers and onions, tomatos, and pico de gallo. Those are all staples at our house for taco/fajita night.
Post # 9
@allyfally: maybe some grilled peppers and onions. can’t forget the jalepenos.
Post # 10
@allyfally: I agree with PP some lighter/more neutral sides would be good in addition to what you listed! Corn goes well with Mexican food and maybe a potato dish just for people who arent big on mexican to get a more filling starch in?
Post # 11
@MrsHoneyBear: I was thinking of having a salad bar as well, but I wasnt sure how that would pair with tacos and nachos. But now that I’m thinking about it, we could even add in things to make it more with the theme. Lettuce, spinach, cheese, tortilla strips (instead of croutons.) I’m thinking for dressings there could be a regular ranch, buffalo ranch, blue cheese, and a vinagrette (I know thats not spelled right, but I dont feel like looking it up.)
The catering place we’d be going through unfortunately doesnt offer any seafood, so thats not an option. They do have grilled veggies though, so we can definitely do that. I’m not sure whats included in it (it just says fajita vegetibles or grilled vegetables.) I’m assuming there would be peppers, onions, corn, ect in it.
@MissTatas: We’ll have black beans, I guess I forgot them on the list. Pic de gallo is part of the salsas. =)
@MariContrary: We’ll have fruit trays available with dessert. I love eating fruit with my cake.
Post # 12
In that case… can I come? 😉
But for real. I just texted Darling Husband that tomorrow night is now taco night. He will be making home made pico de gallo and I will be in heaven. I can’t wait. MMMM.
Post # 13
In addition to what you said (for the taco bar):
chopped up tomatoes
Maybe ground turkey (I don’t eat ground beef, and a lot of people may like it)
cilantro lime rice
onions (raw and grilled)
perhaps a fish option or grilled shrimp (omg yum!)
corn tortillas (for the gluten free crowd)
Side dish ideas:
a soup (perhaps a gazpacho or a tortilla soup)
7 layer dip
Post # 14
Oops I was typing while you posted about the no seafood!
Post # 15
@MissTatas: Haha! I’m making enchiladas tomorrow for dinner tomorrow, myself.
@Schatzie821: Some great ideas. Thanks!
Post # 16
“This is a taco + burrito conversation… Nachos!”
sorry just had to say that when I saw your title. Anways grilled or fresh onions, fresh and/or pickled jalapenos, I like refried beans, but you have the beans covered. Maybe a corn salsa or a nice corn dish. and lots and lots of margaritas!