Post # 1
I’m on a budget so my fiance and i will be making most of the food for the reception. I’m wondering how will we deal with the meat? Should we ask some one to help? maybe cook it at the reception and a little before?
also, i would LOVE to get some recipies from you! I don’t care what kind they are, I want a varity of food for the guest. . . .and I love to cook and try new things(so of course i’ll get try cook and eat your yummy recipies before they get too!)
Post # 3
What are some things you guys have in mind to serve already? what kind of meat will you be serving? Will you be bbqing?
Post # 4
Some more deets needed. How many people? Inside outside? Access to a professional kitchen? Held at home or at a hall or park?
Post # 5
What kind of meat are you cooking? If you are going to do this yourself, check out the book Perfect Party Food. It has steps for making everything ahead of time.
Post # 6
How many people are you having? Are you having it seated or buffet?
Post # 7
I am hosting a baby shower & I was just looking in a Martha Stewart book on entertaining (it was one of her first.. lol its old, but good). She had a reception for 175 people and she served sliced stuffed chicken breasts and country ham, both of which were cooked beforehand, cooled, sliced & then reheated in the chaffing dishes.
It looked delicious & I’m going to half her recipes and try it out for the shower. You definitely want to find recipes that can be made ahead & reheated.
If its at a hall or something I would definitely ask for help from friends and family. Actually, you should ask anyway. I went to a wedding once where the entire family brought dishes– some family honored dishes– and the sense of community and love was overwhelming. It was one of the nicestest, intimate weddings I’ve ever been too. Afterwards the bride and groom scooped everyone ice cream cones as their “receiving line”… lol
Post # 8
I just had a WONDERFUL dessert on the 4th of July. LOVE LOVE LOVED IT!!!
It’s an Apple Snickers Fruit Salad
SERVES 10 -12
6 green apples (peeled and chopped)
6 (3 2/3 ounce) Snickers candy bars (frozen and then chopped up)1 (12 ounce) container whipped cream
Chop up the apples.
Place them in the bowl.
Next, add the Snickers bars.
Stir in the whipped cream and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
Post # 9
@jezzybell i’ll definitley have to try that
@everyone else, we’re inviting about 100 but i’m wanting to cut the list shorter. And we’re still looking where to have it, but i would love to have one out side. Oh, and we’re going to do buffet style!
Post # 10
Ok, you will want to think about heating and cooling. June in Arkansas I can imagine is prob not the chilliest time. You will prob need to have things that won’t go bad in extreme heat. Think grilled chicken, mustard and vinegar based salads and slaws, breads, crisp veggies, corn on the cob. You will also consider how you want to serve. Are you going to rent chafing dishes?
Post # 11
we’ll either rent them or buy them, or something close too.
I’m really wanting steaks, i know they are expensive but i’m a steak girl and Mr.Bobby loves them even more than i do!
Post # 12
Get those Walmart Steaks and grill em!