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  • Thu, Jul 26 2012 3:15 PM

    • Brandy
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    Christmas Wedding Menu

    My daughter's wedding is in December with a Christmas theme. We are working on the menu.

    So far she has gumbo, jambalaya and chips and dip. Mom and I are adding ham, stuffing and cranberry sauce.

    Anyone have other ideas to consider?

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  • Thu, Jul 26 2012 3:43 PM In reply to

    Re: Christmas Wedding Menu

    chocolate fountain yummmmmm

    Don't you need some cornbread to go with gumbo and jambalaya?

    Shrimp and cocktail sauce?

     

    Its 2 weeks from ds' wedding and they haven't finalized the food yet argh. It's gonna cost $1100 to have fried chicken, gravy, potatoes and corn on the cob done by the camp cook at the place the reception is. they might go with ordering cold cuts and stuff from Gordon Food Service.

    Back in january ds thought a potluck sounded tacky. Now he thinks its a good idea.

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  • Thu, Jul 26 2012 6:24 PM In reply to

    • gayla50
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    Re: Christmas Wedding Menu

    My DD got married at Christmas one thing that surprized us was very ate the Chrismas cookies  , and  they loved the appetizers  everyone is so busy  think small there is alredy so many parties and such   so a large spread .. 

    if you must have a spread  we did one Christmas wedding a  BBQ

    we done a potato bar  

    We had a chocolate bar before  it was great fun.

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  • Thu, Jul 26 2012 6:47 PM In reply to

    • Brandy
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    Re: Christmas Wedding Menu

    The wedding is an evening one so we expect people to be somewhat hungry as the reception falls around dinner time.

    Elegant and...expensive,

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  • Thu, Jul 26 2012 6:51 PM In reply to

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    Our church usually has a fellowship meal near Christmas. One year we did a Mexican theme and everybody loved it. By that time everyone already had the heavy Thanksgiving meal, and was thinking about another heavy meal at Christmas and New Year's, so the Mexican dishes were different and really went over well.

    For dessert we had an ice cream sundae station with vanilla ice cream and all kinds of toppings.

     Just a thought for you. Smile

     

    Of course you could always do bacon wrapped scallops as one local bride did recently. Mini quiches are good. Chicken cordon blue is traditional but tastes good.

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  • Thu, Jul 26 2012 8:13 PM In reply to

    Re: Christmas Wedding Menu

    Maybe a veggie tray to go with that dip?
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  • Thu, Jul 26 2012 8:59 PM In reply to

    Re: Christmas Wedding Menu

     sweet potaoes and collard greens or rice I gotone more tamellia pie yeah got the recipe from when we lived in boloxie mississippi.

    Chicken roasted or what ever you want and a icecream scallop potatoes more collard greens sorry Im starting to miss all those food again its all your fault brandy.Smile

  • Thu, Jul 26 2012 10:16 PM In reply to

    • Brandy
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    Re: Christmas Wedding Menu

    spiderdust:
    Maybe a veggie tray

    That works and added it.

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  • Thu, Jul 26 2012 10:37 PM In reply to

    • MarthaMFI
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    Re: Christmas Wedding Menu

    what about a turkey since they are cheap?  plus some salads and rolls?  any other side dishes that are common in the area that are cheap?   or the basics corn, mashed potatoes...

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  • Fri, Jul 27 2012 5:52 AM In reply to

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    I would for sure add some veggie sides since they aren't on the menu. It seems to be a mix of Southern food and a Traditional Christmas menu which leaves you in great luck for veggie sides that go either way.

    Roasted sweet potatoes with honey/cinnamon glaze

    Baked green beans/mushrooms and thin slices onions tossed with olive oil and herbs/spices - this is like a green bean casserole but without the gravy or mushroom sauce... veggies are kept pure in this dish

    Five spice mixed sautted greens and mushrooms dish .. collard, mustard, turnip, swiss chard, kale ... with garlic, mushrooms and red chili flakes for some spice kick

    Roasted root veggie platter with seasonal root veggies

    Roasted winter squash or a vegetarian option of roasted stuffed winter squash - butternut and acorn work great with a whole grain pilaf with dried fruit/nuts/seeds of choice

    Shrimp cocktail with cajun cocktail sauce or cajun style ceviche

    Creole corn chowder

    Homemade mac and cheese with cajun-crumb topping

    Simple spring greens salad with a seasonal chopped fruit like apples and some candied pecans.

    Fresh fruit salad and raw veggie platters always win

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