We drove to Ithaca over the weekend for our tasting/giving of money to our wedding caterer. I feel like it is way too early but apparently this is what people do. Anyway, the tasting went really well and even the 3 regular eaters said it was delicious. The real thing is going to be a little bit different than this so I don’t feel bad ruining the surprise for all two people who read this and are coming to our wedding.
The first thing was the hors d’oeurves but I forgot to take a picture until we had gobbled them all up.
I don’t know why that’s sideways but it’s early in the morning so just turn your head to the side, mmkay. All that is left is a bowl of peanut sauce and one cucumber with faux sour cream and pickled ginger. So, the canapes were tasty. This is what everyone will eat during the “cocktail hour” between ceremony and reception, during which time there will also be tours of the farm animals. I imagine this is when the wedding party will take pictures so someone better fetch me some snacks.
Dinner will be a buffet and there will be some salads. A green salad with lemon vinaigrette and “wild-n-nutty rice” salad with toasted almonds and raisins. These were both quite nice.
For the entree, I wanted something that would be recognizable and not too weird for our staple-diet-of-pizza-and-chicken-wings guests. I really do not want to be hearing “remember the time they made us go to their wedding and they had the WEIRDEST food it was so weird and crazy omg it was like fermented beans” at every family gathering for the next ten years. So I thought lasagna would be a good thing. It is comforting and autumnal. Before the tasting my uncle as all “Really, lasagna? People are going to drive a hundred miles for LASAGNA?” Don’t get me started on how many miles I have traveled for horrible wedding food. But then after the tasting he was converted. It has a tofu-walnut ricotta and fake cheese, that seems to me like Daiya. On the side is roasted eggplant and tomatoes and olives.
So now all that is left are the cupcakes. I must admit that everyone stared at me expressionlessly when I said that we were making them ourselves. But if there is a disaster I guess we can just buy 40 packages of Newman-Os.
We also went to look at dishes and linen samples which was interesting because it seems the rental place specializes in U-Hauls and chainsaws. But they did have a big bag of napkin samples that they pulled out from under the counter. So I guess this thing is really happening and people better plan their baby-making appropriately! I did the math and December is 9 months before September. So cool it off until the new year!