Wednesday, August 15, 2007

#154: food.


would you ever consider making your own food for your wedding? i personally love to cook...but i'm not chef robert irving of dinner impossible on the food network. i'm sure he can make a million tasty bits in no time, but if i were to attempt it, it would be opening a whole new world of stress and coordination.

and i'm not talking cold cut spreads (p.s. sandwiches are on my 'least favorite foods' list); but more along the lines of mini quiches, eggrolls, hot little things like that (p.s. deep-fried and salty anythings top my 'favorite foods' list).

would you do it? and i would insert a poll here. but i don't know how to do that yet.

11 comments:

Robin said...

Just found your blog today and I am loving your ideas! I DO plan on making the food for my wedding but it's a second wedding and pretty laid-back so I feel up to it...And I have LOTS of helpers.

Anonymous said...

I've frozen 100s of dumplings in advance of a party, and they tasted great.

If you had a lot of help, making veggie/avocado-stuffed inari or Vietnamese spring rolls would be nice.

I also like to make multiple fruit sangria for a delicious, visually appealing libation.

Anonymous said...

No way. The stress alone would kill me. Kudos to you, Robin.

amber said...

Just found you today! Your comment was hillarious - I think I'm on team Heidi now...LC seems a little harsh and self rightous.
I'll be back soon!
a

Tara said...

Hi there! As a fellow money-saver, I'm SO tempted.... But I too am afraid the stress would just kill me. Maybe if I can figure out things that freeze early and reheat easily?

This is why I'm going with (shh) silk flowers for my wedding -- wanted to DIY and knew trying to do it morning-of would be asking for a big freak-out!

Anonymous said...

I don't think I would. Only cheese and fruit plates and beverages like punch, sangria, mojitos, lemonade. Food and drink that can be prepped the day before. The stress factor alone would be worth paying for appies from a caterer.

Teana said...

nope. i'd much rather leave that to the pros. i'm all about saving money but i'm most importantly about saving my mind. if you catch my drift.

e said...

i wouldn't do my own food, but i would ask my mom to make some potstickers and things like that. veggie-stuffed inari sounds easy and really yummy, too. LOTS of helpers is key, i think.

Anonymous said...

God, I can't even cook for myself.

heather said...

I get big ideas about cooking, but yes it would be stressful to say the least.

and the fact that it's a big to-do for me to even cook dinner probably doesn't bode well for the idea. someone else will definitely have to be in charge of food. caterer most likely.

however, i felt compelled to send a link for a website that helps you add in quizzes to your site.

http://www.ibltd.com/i_quiz.htm
http://surveymonkey.com/

Anonymous said...

I'm in the process of planning my self-catered wedding. We're making food in advance and freezing it. The day of the wedding, I'm hiring some responsible high school students who are friends with my sister to pop the food in the oven and set it out. We're going a cocktail wedding with all finger food. I think the key is to test food out in advance to make sure it freezes nicely. I've found that mini quiche, anything with phyllo, and interesting pizza creations (caramelized onion and blue cheese...yum) are working nicely. We'll see how stressed out I get the month before the wedding, but with a super supportive family that loves to cook, I think we'll pull it off.