cod simon piercesteak simon pierce                 Hey Kerry again Here! This is another Blog my dad Mark wrote also many of these photos featured here, (such as the ones up top) are taken by my Uncle Danny! All of these foods listed here are deeeelicious! I hope you have the opportunity to try some of them at your wedding or a wedding you attend!   So your big day is finally here and now you have to entertain, excite, and feed those hungry guests!  What’s more the biggest part of your budget will be the food at your reception. Needless to say, exactly what you will serve and how you will serve it will be one of the biggest “discussion” items as you plan your happy day.  You want the food to be almost as memorable as the two of you walking down the aisle hand in hand – almost – but not quite!   And you definitely don’t want it to be memorable for an entirely different reason – “oh THAT wedding” – where the food was atrocious! (Or at least in the minds of some of your more outspoken guests).   With so many people having different food needs these days – meat, no meat, vegetarian, vegan – it’s tougher and tougher to please everyone.  But with a simplified approach and just the right amount of “choice” you’ll do just fine.         The first thing you’ll want to decide however, is whether to have a buffet or a “sit-down” meal.  Much of that decision depends on your budget and your venue.  Some venus only offer a buffet and some budgets only can afford this more economical option.  Either works with the food options below.  But if you have the choice and the budget I’d definitely recommend the “sit-down” option.  Everyone will get served at “roughly” the same time and the choices and various needs of your guests can be easily managed.   So – what to serve?  

Chicken

Chicken

everyone loves chicken and everything “new” you try “tastes like chicken”, is what people say!  So to keep the masses happy if you want to keep the cost down and limit the choices a chicken dish is the way to go.  But don’t make it your standard “reception” chicken.  Try some of these chicken dishes that will stand out and not be dry..   – Chicken Marsala – chicken with a light sauce of wine / sherry and mushrooms. – Chicken with Herbed Butter, Lemon, and Capers – this will look great on the plate and introduce your guests to the salty little bursts of flavor in capers – Chicken Parmesan everyone loves Italian and if done right you can keep this dish light and flavorful – skip the heavy breading and keep it lightly breaded with a simple crushed tomato sauce, a sprinkling of mozzarella and some light herbs like basil on the top.

Fish

Lemon Caper butter Halibit

This is a picture of Halibut in a Lemon butter sauce.

I had this at one of my favorite restaurants!

It’s delicious and presents nicely.

Lemon Caper Butter Talapia, Cod or Halibut – this will give your non-meating eating guest the same sauce as your chicken eating friends – possibly keeping it simpler for the kitchen too.  Choose whichever of the firm whitefish above you can get the best deal on. – Swordfish with mango pepper salsa – add a little spice to the meal with a refreshing a light and refreshing salsa and this great firm steak-like fish.  Some bright steamed veggies on the plate will result in a stunning presentation. – Salmon with orange ginger butter soy sauce – appeal to your guests healthy side with an extremely healthy salmon based dish.   The sauce is bright, smooth and with just a hint of “zip” from the ginger your guests will be licking their plates clean.  Add some grilled veggies and wow – I”ll be right over to crash your special day!  

Steak

steak

This is a Strip steak Russell and I made

It was made with lemon juice, red wine, butter, and seasonings

It tastes delicious and presents nicely with green beans and potatoes.

If you’re looking for beef, choose the right steak and know how much you’ve got to spend. – Filet – at the top end should your budget allow it, go for the filet. But kick it up a notch with a more unique presentation – like a parmesan crusted filet with a port wine sauce – Tenderloin Tip – a less expensive option is a tenderloin tip.  Add more flavor with either a mushroom sauce or grilled onions for a rustic vibe. – Strip Steak – the other end of the price spectrum is the strip steak. But it too can be a great option with the right preparation. Go for a mushroom or pepper crusted steak with a red wine based sauce to keep the meat moist and flavorful.  

Vegetarian

egg plant and Goat cheese

More and more people are choosing the vegetarian lifestyle. So this as an option for them at your reception can be an important consideration. But you know your guests – if it’s Cousin It and Aunt Susie as the only vegetarians then you can have the kitchen do an “exception”.  If you’ve got more than a handful then you’ll want to put a complete option on your menu for everyone to choose from.  And who knows, some of your meat eating guests might choose something lighter for that day – and save room for cake!  Check out some of these options:   – Pasta Primavera – fresh veggies, a light olive oil, garlic and fresh herb sauce – satisfyingly simple.  Just choose the pasta shape you like most! – Spring Vegetable Risotto – for a rich option add a creamy risotto option.  The spring vegetables will give it an awesome presentation. – Vegetable Quiche – Quiche – it’s not just for breakfast – with a little side salad you’ll have a perfect dish.  Try spinach or asparagus for the veggies.     Thinking about proposing soon? Check us out! We are Ring Cam the only engagement ring box with a camera in it that records proposals! Capture the special moment and relive it with your love forever. Check out our Shop, Testimonials, videos, or follow our social media sites such as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest. If you have any questions or thinking about working with us? visit our contact page. We can’t wait to hear from you and help you make your special day last forever.

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