Thinking About the Food

I (like many people) love food and have been very excited about choosing the food for our reception.

My love of food in action:

One of the reasons I loved the Faculty Club so much was that they offered such a huge selection of food options, whereas a lot of other places I looked at had set menus with very limited options. Interestingly, since we booked with the Faculty Club, they’ve come out with these set wedding packages and I have to say I don’t like them at all. I am very relieved that I am not stuck with one of those. The packages are good in that they’re very affordable, but they’re really not what I had in mind.

Our main goals with the menu were to make it delicious (obviously), simple, reflect our tastes and the season, and to have really good options for the vegans in our lives.

I really want our wedding to be one where the vegans can actually enjoy the food they’re being served. Here’s what we’ve come up with so far.

Before the Ceremony

  • Hot Apple Cider

I’ve unfortunately determined that the hot chocolate bar is simply too expensive for us. I also suspect that more of our friends and family will be interested in apple cider than they will be in a super adorable hot chocolate bar.

Cocktail Hour

  • Sweet Potato Fries
  • Vegetarian Samosas
  • Perogies
  • Crab and Brie in Phyllo Pastry
  • Mini Fish and Chips
  • Asian Spiced Salmon Skewers
  • Grilled pita (and gluten free chips of some kind) with hummus, babaganoush, olives, and sun-dried tomatoes

First Course

  • Borscht with dumplings

Main Course

  • Roast Turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce
  • Japanese Eggplant stuffed with Mediterranean vegetables, in a coconut milk & curry sauce w/ fresh coriander (vegan option)

Source

Sides

  • Chef’s Choice Veggies
  • Garlic Whipped potatoes

Dessert

I waffled for a bit about whether or not to serve the turkey. I really wanted to serve it because it’s a Christmas food, but at the same time I was worried that people would be annoyed that we are serving them their Christmas meal a week in advance. In the end, we decided that no one would be too annoyed with us for serving them turkey a week before Christmas and that we’re the only ones worrying about a detail like that.

What’s your favourite Christmas food?

BLOGGER

Mrs. Knitting

Location:
Toronto
Wedding Date:
December 2010

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    Mrs. Turtle 776 posts, Busy bee @ 7:23 pm

    Yum!! That all sounds delicious, and I would be thrilled to have another excuse for an amazing holiday meal if I were a guest. So fun that you are getting married in December!

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    Encore 680 posts, Busy bee @ 7:44 pm

    STUFFING. Seriously, stuffing is the best part of November and December for me. Forget all the rest, I do it all for the stuffing. I’m a stuffing monster. Nom nom nom.

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    jordynrose 6351 posts, Bee Keeper @ 7:45 pm

    Your menu sounds delicious! My favorite Christmas food is stuffing and mashed sweet potatoes!

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    miss bloom 354 posts, Helper bee @ 8:55 pm

    Oh my gosh, I love that you are serving a Christmas feast! Yum!!

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    photographernico 527 posts, Busy bee @ 9:05 pm

    My favorite part of Christmas dinner is dessert! And cheese! But brussel sprouts sure are tasty.

    Sweet potato fries are delish. A restaurant around here serves them with three different dipping sauces: bourbon-vanilla cream (creamy and to die for), smoked paprika aioli and habanero-lime.

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    Mrs. Lioness 819 posts, Busy bee @ 9:17 pm

    Everything sounds so good! Perfectly Decemberish :)

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    Mrs. Glasses 2749 posts, Sugar bee @ 11:00 pm

    Yum! It all sounds very elegant and season-appropriate! I would not be mad at having Christmas dinner twice!

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    xLailax 414 posts, Helper bee @ 11:57 pm

    =O I die. That sounds mouth watering! Mmmmm

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    Mrs. Cinnamon Bun 1116 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:11 am

    I live for stuffing!

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    tea 7307 posts, Busy Beekeeper @ 1:17 am

    that sounds delish! i usually get turkey at thanksgiving, not christmas [we usually have a ham or something] so i wouldn’t worry about it. either way, a delicious christmas dinner twice? i’m all game!

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    Mrs. Pin Cushion 1074 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:05 am

    Who would ever be annoyed with you for serving delicious Christmas food! Preposterous!

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    Mrs. Starfish 1902 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:55 am

    Everything sounds amazing! Hot apple cider is such a fun touch!

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    TheFutureMcBride 4485 posts, Honey bee @ 8:58 am

    Sounds yummy! I really can’t wait to see recaps.

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    jgoulart 1069 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:09 am

    Mmm sweet potatoe fries. That sounds like a good spread.

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    SandraMarie_1986 1363 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:42 pm

    That picture is hilarious! But your menu sounds yummy.

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    Swiss Miss to Bee 1004 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:57 pm

    ok I’m a vegetarian but I love the idea of serving a Christmas feast! And your veg. option sounds soooo yum! My fave Christmas food…hmm tough one, there are so many! Mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, candied yams…..crap. now i’m hungry!

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