Next weekend my little brother will be marrying this wonderful woman and they will begin their lives together. Aren’t they so stinkin’ cute? We just love both of them. They’ve asked me to cater their rehearsal dinner. Being a member of the wedding party and also being in charge of the food can seem like a nightmare, but it doesn’t have to be. This is the second time I’ll have done this in less than a year, as I catered my little sister’s wedding last summer. Let me tell you, it can be done!
Last summer I did a buffet style luncheon with a menu that included smoked pulled pork with three different flavors of barbecue sauce, green beans, macaroni and cheese, cornbread muffins, and a full lemonade bar with 6 different flavors of lemonade. It went off without a hitch and everyone was happy with the food, including the bride and groom (which is really all that matters). I even catered the bridal shower on that one. You can check out all the decadent dessert recipes for my “Love is Sweet” bridal shower HERE.
This wedding is more formal. The bride wants a gourmet plated dinner and I am happy to oblige! I aim to both please and impress. I did my test run this week so I can give you a preview. I’ll be sharing the recipes for the main course this week as we count down to the actual wedding day. We are pretty excited for this wedding! Don’t worry, I’ll also follow up with a post about how it went that includes photo from the rehearsal dinner as well as the wedding. You’ll get the complete love fest!
Without further adieu, here’s the menu:
So yes, I’m really doing this. And I promise it isn’t even that hard. Most of the food can be made ahead and warmed before serving. Stay tuned this week for the recipes for the main course and I’ll follow up with the promised pictures from the wedding as well as sharing all my secrets for how in the world I will pull this off!