Back in 1950, when my parents were married, no one in their families thought about hiring someone to provide food for the wedding reception. The extended family, or the church, or the neighbors, or anyone who was handy, pitched in. The menu would be simple: ham sandwiches on potato rolls, jello salads, a relish plate (carrot and celery sticks, some pickles, etc.), and a tasty cake made as a wedding gift by an aunt or cousin.
Then twenty-five years later, when my brother and sister-in-law were married, I was one of the many relatives making the sandwiches and putting together a fruit salad.
I broke the tradition. My husband and I actually had our reception tea catered (of course, we hired the company my husband was working for at the time!)
Fast forward to the next generation!
The current trend, at least in our family, is to have a reception menu that reflects the bride's and groom's favorites. You can read about our June 2016 wedding here.
But we have another wedding coming up.
IN FIVE DAYS!!!!!
This reception is going to be similar to our June wedding in that the menu boasts some favorite foods, but with a totally different flair!
Again, it's in the afternoon, so no meal. Instead we'll have nachos, chips, punch and hot cider. And for the wedding cake? Jacob's favorite: cheesecake.
Since the wedding isn't until Saturday, I'll have to share the nachos recipe with you another time. But don't despair! I do have a fun recipe for you!
Katie brought this to her first Christmas Eve Tea with our family last year, and Carrie made it for a Super Bowl Party, so I'm sharing it here. Kids who grew up in the '90's love this stuff!
Back when my children were in the in-between stage...you know the one...it's when they're old enough to be hungry ALL. THE. TIME., and yet young enough to enjoy fun food...they loved getting Dunkaroos at the grocery store for a rare treat.
In case you need a refresher, here's a link to the product on Walmart's website: Dunkaroos
This recipe (or a few like it) have been circulating on Pinterest. Here's Carrie's version:
vanilla cake mix
8 oz. tub frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 cup plain greek yogurt
Cookies for dipping: Teddy Grahams, Graham Crackers, Vanilla Wafers, Animal Crackers...whatever you like best.
(Did I mention this recipe is super easy???)
Mix the cake mix, whipped topping, and yogurt in a bowl until blended. Stir in sprinkles (as many as you like).
Serve with your choice of dipping crackers or cookies.
Didn't I tell you that was easy?
Let's talk about wedding food - Tell us about a unique food you've seen at a wedding reception!
Jan Drexler loves her family, her home, cooking and just about anything made by hand. But she loves her Lord most of all.