- 9 years ago
We’re just looking for some yummy ideas.
We’re just looking for some yummy ideas.
This is mine (there are different sides for each entree but I forget what they are!):
Lemon caper chicken
Macadamia crusted mahi-mahi
Banana Caramel Cheesecake wrap
lilikoi passionfruit cake
Chinese Food Buffet! It is a collection of FIs and my favorites from a local family-owned restaurant.
Steamed + Fried Rice
Mu Shu Pork
Sweet and Sour Chicken
Chicken Lo Mein
Beef w/ Broccoli
We’re going to self-cater a salad bar, desserts (mini cupcakes and/or dessert shots), and beverages (A lemonade bar, hot coffee/tea, personalized bottled waters, or iced tea) We’re a dry reception.
Our menu was a traditional sugaring off meal:
Mountaineer’s Pea Soup
Farm-style Crusty Bread
Old-style Mashed Potatoes
Tourtière from Québec’s Beauce Region
Crispy-fried Canadian Bacon
Québécois Maple-Smoked Ham
Traditional Meatball Stew
Wood-fired Baked Beans
Homemade Fruits Ketchup & Pickles
Pancakes with Maple Syrup
It was servd family style and all you can eat!
here is mine::
asian noodle salad, penne pasta sala with tomato artichoke basil
grilled tri tip steak with red onion mayo
chicken marsalea with mushroom sauce
yukon gold potatos with chive butter
garlic mashed potatoes
assortment of cheesecakes, fruits .veggies, rolls plus
candy bar, and 4 tier wedding cake
We are having a pretty simple 3 course dinner:
-A summer spinach salad (not a fan personally but Fiance liked it)
-Chicken in a Helene sauce, fresh steamed green beans, and roasted red potatoes.
EITHER (Depending on budget)
Fruit and crackers
Steak and fried quail egg crostini, chicken biscuits, miniature grilled cheese, Frenchtoast “forks”,
waffle skewers,and miniature cinnamon rolls.
Fresh ground chuck hamburgers, all beef hot dogs, pulled pork, baked beans, potato salad, pasta salad, cookies, brownies
Pasta station: Penne pasta, cheese tortellini, tossed to order with marinara, alfredo and olive oil sauces, served with choice of garlic, cheese, herbs, mushrooms, chicken, bacon, italian ham, and shrimp.
MAYBE (budget depending)
I want to do steak for a plated dinner, and have Asian themed appetizers (spring rolls, tempura, etc).
We are having a food truck cater the dinner that does gourmet sandwiches – each guest can pick whatever they want from the four sandwich and two side (starch & vegetable) options that we’ll have available at the truck. Saves us the hassle of having people RSVP with meal choices, plus the food is delicious and there are options for all eaters (vegan, lactose intolerant, etc.)
Dinner is a buffet:
Salmon with cucumber dill sauce
Flank steak with basil butter sauce
Red mashed potatoes
Grilled summer vegetables
Spinach salad w/strawberries, pecans, and champagne vinaigrette
And cocktail hour apps and a bunch of stuff for dessert because I have a ridiculous sweet tooth. Donuts, cake pops, cake bars, candy, etc.
Such a fun topic idea, here is mine:
We will have a baby spinach salad with goat cheese, cranberries, bacon, and a apple balsamic vinaigrette.
And then a choice of the following served with starch and veggie:
Filet mignon and scallops
Lamb Chops (FI choice)
Maple Glaxed Salmon
Apple walnut stuffed chicken
Then a pink champagne cake with a seedless raspberry filling
All of your menus sound delicious!! My reception will feature foods from his culture and mine. His mom and aunts are providing traditional kenyan foods like chipatis, nyama choma (goat), samosas, etc. (He is half Kenyan – half Nigerian) and my aunt, uncle and mom are helping provide austrian cuisine (My dads is Austrian)like bratwurst with kraut, spaetzle, and a german potato salad. Dinner will be buffet style. We will also serve simple appetizers during the cocktail hour that are still being determined. It will all be finished off with a lovely cheesecake. YUM!
Love food posts 🙂
Here’s our menu (hors d’ouvres, dinner, and dessert):
Hors D – Cheese and Fruit display, bbq sliders, korean style sushi
Dinner – Sonoma salad, santa Maria tri tip carving station, sweet & sour chicken, garlic mashed potatoes, sticky rice, korean rice cakes, roasted vegetables
Dessert – All you can eat Ice Cream truck, 7different cakes
After 4 different passed apps we are doing:
-Plated salad of spring greens, wheatberries, walnuts, cranberries, and goat cheese w/basamic
-Corn bread with honey butter
A buffet serving the best BBQ in Chicago, featuring:
-Baked beans with brisket
-Mac and cheese
-A jicama, fennel slaw
Dessert: Wedding cake! chocolate bourbon cake with ganache and nutella buttercream and red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting
Late night Snack: we’re contemplating having a food truck show up, or doing fancy popcorns
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