Post # 1
Okay, I typed this one time and it didn’t go through.. let’s try again..
We are getting married 6:30ish, 7:00ish outside with the reception outside as well. This is at the end of June.
The caterer is a good friend. This will probably be the biggest wedding she has done so far so she is practicing every weekend. (She is amazing and doesn’t need to do this). I had asked for steamed veggies/grilled veggies. She practiced several times and is concerned that they might not stay as warm as needed to not get hard. I doubt it would be an issue but she wants perfection (this takes the pressure off me and I think it is so so sweet that she wants everything to be so perfect)
We are having a buffet style reception with about 250ish people. I know that is a lot; however, we have it worked out pretty well with the DJ, caterer and venue and nobody thinks it will be an issue to get them through quickly.
I need help with the 2nd vegetable for the rehersal dinner. Below is the menu so far:
–cheeses, crackers, fruits (while we take pictures, before dinner)
–ANOTHER VEGETABLE..What do you think it should be??
I do not want green beans. I love green beans, but I just do not want green beans. This is where we are stuck.
Post # 3
baked cauliflower is one of my favs
Post # 4
Always go with vegetables in season. How about, asparagus, fiddleheads, fava/broad beans, artichoke, or swiss chard? I absolutely love fresh fava beans, and swiss chard =)
Post # 5
honey glazed baby carrots? you will need something with colour. will the pasta salad be made with tri-coloured rotini?
Post # 6
Carrots, brocollini or asparagus?
Post # 7
I only see one vegetable. Potatoes arent really a veggie (hortoculturally they are, but not really considered one culinary wise- IE choice of rice or potato, not potato or salad)
So if you are going to count it as one make sure your other vegetable is not starchy. I would go for something green.
Post # 8
Thanks everyone! We count potatoes as a vegetable here, but it does mean that you shouldn’t have another starch and that you should probably go for something green. The pasta salad will be tri colored. I love asparagus but my Fiance hates it–I loved the idea and ran to him immediately but that was out. We thought about broccoli casserole. It is very us. It probably isn’t the most popular choice for a wedding so we are still debating.
Post # 9
i like the glazed carrots too.
asparagus is also very elegant.
Post # 10
I think June in GA will give you some awesome choices for local in-season vegetables like @Shlieka: suggested. If not carrots or broccoli, maybe corn (probably too starchy with the potatoes), cucumbers, sauteed spinach, zucchini?
I love fresh vegetables and don’t think you can go too wrong.