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Sunday, April 25, 2010

It was all about the food!

Last night, Retro & I went to the wedding of a dear friend.  He was a "later in life" baby & his mother & late father were the sweetest older couple.  They were always out & about in the community.  Mrs. Ann used to write to social column for our local newsletter.  I hope the bride & groom won't waste much time in giving her a grandbaby!

The wedding was beautiful, the flowers were gorgeous, yada, yada, yada...but the food?  The food was fabulous! 

The reception was held at one of the nicer clubs in the area & the Semi-Slackers may just have to join in about 15 years.  I had 1 Apple Martini & I decided I would rather just eat!  And y'all know how much I enjoy a good Martini. or 4.

As soon as we arrived, the waitstaff began circulating with trays of lamb chops, crab cakes & bacon-wrapped scallops.  I had one of each. I could have eaten 4 crab cakes & 6 bacon-wrapped scallops! I think Retro did eat 3 lamp chops.

Scattered through the clubhouse were different food stations.  Just the way I like it!  I'm not a big fan of lines!  I prefer to graze. There was a...

*Fruit & cheese table with imported & domestic cheeses & an antipasto platter with sauted asparagus, onions, squash, zucchini, eggplant & tomatoes.  The asparagus, squash & eggplant were excellent.  I don't eat tomatos & decided maybe this wasn't the best place for me to chow down on some onions.  Fried green tomatoes were also on this table.

*Carving table with roast beef & roast turkey breast with assorted rolls & such. I skipped this table to save room.

*Seafood table with shrimp, crab claws, raw oysters & a seahorse ice sculpture.  Okay shrimp may be kind of common, but how many of you have been to a formal reception with raw oysters!  I made Retro get me a plate full!  Yum-o!  The crab claws were excellent as well.

*Mashed potato bar.  This is my new favorite thing!  There were sweet potatoes, plain potatoes & shrimp mashed potatoes.  You chose your toppings from such things as red & green peppers, bacon, mushrooms, green onions, cheese & sawmill gravy.  The chef would saute your choices before adding them to your potato-filled wine glass.  I had shrimp mashed potatoes with green onions, bacon & cheese.  I was taking it easy.

*And the coolest thing was the pasta bar.  Yes, that's right.  Pasta Bar!  You could choose from penne or cheese tortellini & marinara or alfredo with your choice of toppings such as; chicken, shrimp, mushrooms, onions, red & green peppers, sun-dried tomatoes & parmesan cheese.  Again, the chef sauted all of your choices together.  My friend, Liz & I shared a double order of tortellini with alfredo.  De-lish!

Retro & our friends (the guys, of course) enjoyed picking at me about eating almost as I did doing the eating!  I would have taken offense if I didn't think the dress I was wearing made me look thin. :) Seriously y'all, it was good!  I was a little let down by the just white cake, but it was still very good. 

The band was fabulous too!  We had a blast!  But, note to self:  Don't let Retro drink more than you at anymore parties.  And go get your eyes checked THIS week.  You have wrinkles, glasses wouldn't matter.

Best Wishes, Sheftall & Lauren!  Thanks for throwing a fabulous party!

And hey to my fellow party-goers who read- Stephanie, Liz, Ann & Beth Ann. 

Finally, if you have wrinkles (like me) you must enter MY GIVEAWAY  for a $120 face firming product!!

16 comments:

mFw said...

That sounds like so much fun! Food stations are so much fun! My mom has said for a long time that when I get married (a long long way down the road) she wants food stations too! Have a great Sunday!

Steven Anthony said...

Good Lord, it must be really good food to get in the way of the martini;) sounds like a awesome time.

Babes Mami said...

We are starting to plan our vowel renewal (to us our 'real' wedding) and these are awesome! And now I'm hungry!

RN Mama said...

Wow, now that's my kind of reception! Yummy yum yum!

Preppy 101 said...

Your post made me hungry!! xoxo

Lisa said...

I would have just had to pull a chair up to the seafood table and forget I was dieting.

Ashlee said...

Sounds like my kind of party too -- food and I get along real well!

Seersucker Scrapper said...

My mouth is watering just reading this. Sounds so yummy!

Tortuga said...

"I'm not a big fan of lines! I prefer to graze."

YES!! My sentiments exactly!!!

Momma Such said...

Sounds like a great wedding!
Now I'm hungry!!! :)

Erin said...

I usually prefer a sit-down dinner to stations or buffets at weddings, but that food sounds fabulous!! The food makes the wedding (along with the music) for the guests!

Princess Freckles said...

That wedding sounds divine! I know the food stations are really becoming popular up here too. We attended a Christmas party at a local club and there was a pasta station. I just about died and went to heaven!

Tracie said...

You and I have very similar tastes in food. (I don't eat tomatoes either and raw oysters - YUM!) I'm starving after reading this post.

Shamrocks and Shenanigans said...

Good food at a wedding? Sign me up!! Usually I just drink and wait for wedding cake (I love wedding cake) because the food is choke-able to say the least! LOL

Messy Mommy said...

HOLY CRAP that sounds like the best place in the entire world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Mashed Potato bar? Pasta Bar. Mouth watering. Bet that was a pretty penny!

pink green & southern said...

Sounds di-vine! I have already told Miss Priss that she has to have a mac'n'cheese bar at her wedding!

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