However, I also learned what Loverboy really wants out of our wedding menu. This morning he made me breakfast in bed. And by breakfast in bed, I mean tuna fish tacos. Yum, right? And a bit healthier than the carbladen pancakes I typically request. After I woofed it down, "You know, there's a part of me that just wants to serve fish tacos at the wedding."
His face lit up. "It's California."
Man translate: It's us.
Him: We could do carne asada too...and something for your vegetarian bridesmaids.
Me: Uh, and your mother. (also a vegetarian)
Him: Yeah, that too. (Entirely ignoring the point and just focused on tacos). Who wouldn't love that meal?!?
Then he launched into a monologue about the different types of tacos and ingredients. No need for repetition, but the point was made. The boy wants tacos!
Coincidentally, I discovered the self-catered section of A Practical Wedding. Super helpful to anyone considering that route...and apparently pretty touching too. I cried. Feeling SO much better about doing it ourselves. I think I might ask my BFF's mom to help Loverboy and Darling Cousin out, and then maybe they wouldn't need anyone else? Maybe?
So, here's the tentative post-ceremony menu:
Mini BBQ Chicken Pizza
Mini jalapeno and pineapple pizza
|Like so, but possible without the tomato and onion.|
|With bacon? Yes? No?|
Mini Caprese burger
Maybe veggie tempera or sushi
Strawberry spinach salad
Fish tacos with slaw
Carne Asada tacos
(possibly) Zucchini Tacos
|From Spoon Fork Bacon|
We still need to try these zucchini tacos from Spoon Fork Bacon, but the look is right! I want Loverboy to try something with eggplant too, because I heart eggplant.
Cupcake (shaped) rolls,
(maybe) Pomegranate Lettuce Cups
Mashed Potato Martini Bar
Yes, I know these are over done. But I heart them, and this is absolutely the only thing Loverboy gets no veto in. I told him before he proposed that I had to have one. He still proposed. This means I get one.
Buttermilk Mashed potatoes
(maybe garlic or wasabi too)
Broccoli and cheddar cheese
The usual chives and bacon bits and such
And then a bazillion desserts. One possible option is currently in the oven waiting to join my glass of bubbly. Fingers crossed that it works because it's so US. And really, what else should a wedding be about?
Regardless, this amount of food seems more reasonable than what I was originally thinking - and certainly much more convenient for those in the kitchen. Which means I get my darling cousin and groom back. I'm still worried about having enough food for the vegetarians, but so far I think this looks good....and pairs well with my new favorite drink: pomegranate margaritas. (No picture because Loverboy swore it was too dark for pictures the last time we had them.)
Details on tonight's dessert testing to come...