Post # 1
For our reception my husband and I want to have a southern comfort menu. We want peeople to leave sleepy and happy. We’ve got a few ideas on what we’d like to serve, but any ideas you ladies could add would be AWESOME!
Fried Green Tomatoes
Grilled Cheese sandwiches (cut into triangles. I’m not sure about this but thought it would be cute.)
Mac & Cheese
And that’s all we’ve got so far. We just want comfort food. I’m a HUGE fan of comfort food. Help. Please!
Post # 3
Fried okra, catfish, mashed potatoes, bbq ribs, shrimp and grits, homemade pies, pecan anything…now im hungry and I just ate lunch!
Post # 4
When I saw the thread title, I thought you were doing a theme based on the liquor! So I immediately thought of bread pudding with a hard sauce made with Southern Comfort. Mmmm.
Post # 5
mmmm shrimp and grits! soo yummy
biscuits and gravy
you cant have southern comfort food without cornbread!
country fried steak
chicken and dumplings
Post # 6
I’m having a southern menu, too!! Ours is all heavy hors d’oeurves, here it is:
- Catfish and corn relish served in tortilla cups
- Green olives wrapped in cheese straw dough
(these first two will be passed during the cocktail half-hour)
- Peach chicken bites (bite-sized pieces of chicken with a Georgia peach glaze wrapped in bacon)
- BBQ pork sliders (served with coleslaw)
- Pimento cheese canapes (this might work instead of grilled cheese?)
- Fried green tomatoes served with remoulade
- cucumber cups stuffed with chicken salad and topped with a pecan half
- Purple hulled pea cakes topped with collard greens, topped with a sliver of parmegiano reggiano (I made this up and the caterer said they could do it. I.CAN’T.WAIT!!! Black eyed peas or field peas would work too.)
Your menu looks great! Do consider the pimiento cheese canapes – pimiento cheese just SCREAMS southern! You might want to reconsider the fried chicken – it’s such a messy dish, and very hard to eat and look pretty. It would be a shame for your guests to get greasy fingerprints all over their pretty dresses! Maybe some kind of chicken with a peach glaze like I mentioned above? Or maybe fried catfish, since it’s easier to eat with a knife and fork?
Oh, we also considered stuffed okra as an hors d’oeurve – I think it was pickled okra cut lengthwise and piped full of an herbed goat cheese/cream cheese mixture.
Good luck! sounds like you’re off to a great start! You can’t really go wrong with southern food 😉
Post # 7
I love a good shrimp and grits or mashed potato bar.
Post # 8
I don’t think that I saw peach cobbler on here. That’s total comfort food.
Short ribs. Shrimp and grits.
Post # 9
@MaggieMae2609: I might do chicken fried chicken so they’d just have to use a knife and fork. Can’t have them making a mess!
Post # 10
If you do mini grilled cheese, you should have a shooter of tomato soup alongside. That is my favorite comfort food!
Post # 11
@JenBabe:WE’re having a shrimp and grits bar! Can’t have a wedding in Savannah without it!
All of these suggestions are mouth watering!
Post # 12
We SO wanted to do shrimp and grits, but it was like an $800 difference so we just stuck with the BBQ. And now I’ve been eating shrimp and grits every chance I get to make up for the heartbreak 😉
Post # 13
@Pikachu42: YES!! Good call on the chicken fried chicken!! YUMMMMM.
Post # 14
Buttermilk biscuits with honey butter.. please????? YUM! 🙂