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Old 08-28-2011, 11:00 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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My granddaughter is getting in Feb. They are doing cold cuts and soup. The soups that they have decided on potato soup and bean and veg. with rice and mexican tomatoes. They want to offer four choices. They came to me and asked for advice.

They also need some ideas for desserts. The mother of groom is making some diabetic friendly desserts.
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Old 08-29-2011, 04:40 AM
 
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What is she getting? Hungry?
Where does she live?

Chicken & sausage gumbo (or just chicken)
Clam chowder
Chicken noodle soup
Pho
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Old 08-29-2011, 09:56 AM
 
Location: On the sunny side of a mountain
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Here's a link to a article in Food and Wine back in March. Jennifer Nettles: The Soup Remix | Food & Wine

It was a soup party, where there were basic soups made and then the guests could add in whatever else they wanted, looked like a fun concept and everyone gets what they want.
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Old 08-29-2011, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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What is she getting? Hungry?
Where does she live?

Chicken & sausage gumbo (or just chicken)
Clam chowder
Chicken noodle soup
Pho
She is getting married. I heard something crash before I posted.
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Old 08-29-2011, 01:40 PM
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Location: the west side of "paradise"
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I though clam chowder also. It's Feb./cold after all. The New England style, although I prefer the Manhattan/tomato based better. You have the tomato and other veggies cover already, so a fish and or meat one would be good. I was also thinking Egg Drop. With all the ones mentioned, yes, a selection of additions would be good. Various crackers, grated /shredded cheeses, chopped scallions, etc.
If it's a stand-up buffet like cocktail hour, soup doesn't seem plausible. If it's a buffet sit down, how accessible is the buffet from the seating? Bumping into people with hot soup to get to the sit down area could be problematic if a large gathering. If a small, intimate setting, I think it would be quite cozy a menu.
Desserts I would think regional/seasonal. How many guests? Pehaps a small wedding cake with additions of; a fruit filled, a choc, a cheese, a nut, a hot and cold option would all be ideas.

Best of luck to the happy couple.
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Old 08-29-2011, 06:08 PM
 
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French Onion soup
Cheese soup

Cheese Cake with blue berries or cherries.

Creme filled Bundt Cake with a ganache sauce. Put a flower pot in the middle for decoration like in "My Big Fat Greek Wedding."
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Old 08-29-2011, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Our own little Loonyverse
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Best wishes to the happy couple.

Veg lentil soup with shaved parm & evoo (I am having this now and it's really yummy)

Roasted butternut squash soup

Tortilla or taco soup

Beef & barley soup

French onion soup

Tomato bisque soup

(Those are the faves here)

For desserts- you can use the old ww recipe of making the cake mix with a can of diet soda and topping with whipped cream and fresh fruit (mandarin orange w/orange soda, strawberries w/strawberry soda, etc)

If you are having non ww desserts, cream puffs are relatively easy to make and people think you slaved on them and if you make minis you can do a tower.

I personally love a cheese & fruit platter, some simple real butter shortbread cookies or maybe some lacy tulle cookies.

Mini cheesecakes and/or lemon meringue/key lime pies are also yummy.
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Old 08-30-2011, 01:02 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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My granddaughter is getting in Feb. They are doing cold cuts and soup. The soups that they have decided on potato soup and bean and veg. with rice and mexican tomatoes. They want to offer four choices. They came to me and asked for advice.

They also need some ideas for desserts. The mother of groom is making some diabetic friendly desserts.
Two starchy soups there, so I'd go with beef, chicken or a clam, seafood chowder.

Diabetics don't do well with a lot of carbs like potato. I'd keep a couple of the soups clear with protein.
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Old 08-30-2011, 01:24 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I love curried lentil. Really easy. And you can also add sweet potatoes (or butternut squash) for a really fun way to balance the heat. Great for vegetarians. You can make a bit exotic by adding coconut milk.

Dessert? Panna cotta is super easy if you have enough molds. You really only need milk and gelatin (or buttermilk or yogurt). You can top it with fruit preserves.
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Old 08-30-2011, 04:36 AM
 
Location: Asheville
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I like the tomato Bisque idea, I would also sugest cream of asparagus

for dessert Peanut Butter Fudge Cheese cake
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