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One-Dish Foods for Your Southern Wedding? Yes, Of Course!

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A lot of brides and grooms think that “wedding-worthy” food has to be really sophisticated. They also often feel the pressure to have fancy dishes because they think that’s what their guests expect when it comes to wedding cuisine.

While that might be valid in some circumstances (e.g. very elegant and luxurious black-tie weddings), the truth is that most weddings can be splendidly successful events with menus featuring dishes that are delicious but simple.

In fact, recent wedding trends have shown that most wedding guests wish the food to be simply good – they don’t actually expect fancy dishes, and they are frequently happier with classic foods that remind them of home.

One-dish entrée are a perfect example of this.

What are some great one-dish options you should consider including in your Southern wedding? We have some ideas for you – so read on and find out more.

  • Pork chops with squash and potatoes. This simple dish is comforting and delicious – and you really don’t need more from an entrée on your wedding menu. When made by a skilled caterer, it’s hard to go wrong with this dish. It’s an option that’s bound to be appreciated by many of your guests!
  • Baked pasta with tomato sauce. Baked pasta has something almost magical about it: it is universally appreciated by adults and children alike, it’s easy to pull off, and it’s satisfying for everyone. The secret lies in using quality tomato sauce and adding basil to it – this simple dish will explode with flavor and it will be a truly good option for your vegetarian guests too!
  • Chicken rice bowls. You really can’t go wrong with this one either: it has chicken (which, as everyone knows, is universally popular), it has rice, and it has vegetables. It’s a great one-dish entrée that will remind your guests of homemade dinners and cozy family moments. Precisely what you want your wedding food to achieve, right?
  • Bean cassoulet and cornmeal dumplings. Looking for a warm and comforting dish that even people who are not familiar it will appreciate? This one-dish dinner is usually made with three types of beans (like garbanzo, white, and butter beans) – but feel free to go wild with as many as you want for a bit of extra variety.

 

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These Quick and Delicious Southern Dinners Will Be Welcomed at Your Wedding

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We might be biased here, but there’s no food better than the food you find here in the South!

Our food warms everyone’s hearts and makes people feel good. It makes people come together and smile. Eating what we prepare for you is sure to help build great memories of warmth, friendship, and family.

There’s nothing like a Southern dinner to make people feel welcome – so you should absolutely include Southern-inspired dishes in your wedding menu!

What are some of the very best ideas? We have gathered a few of our favorites for you.

  • Rosemary chicken. We have already established that chicken is appreciated by everyone – so why not bring a hearty, flavorful chicken dish to your wedding tables? Rosemary chicken feels like coming home to a hearty dinner after a long day of work. It’s cozy and loving, and sure to be a crowd-pleaser. What more could you want for your wedding menu?
  • Meatloaf. This is old-school, yes – but doesn’t it make you recall dinners at home with your family? We bet everyone at your wedding will associate this dish with the same cozy vibe – and this is precisely what makes it perfect for a Southern wedding. Southern food is all about home, warmth, and family, and meatloaf is perfect for this!
  • Coconut shrimp and veggies in foil. There’s something magical that happens with all dishes cooked in tin foil – they soften up, their flavors are enhanced, and somehow, they end up being so satisfying that even the simplest ingredients taste amazing when brought together. Coconut shrimp is a true delight – just perfect for a warm summer evening, so all of you planning their Big Day for this summer will definitely appreciate this idea!
  • Meatball pasta. Another true comfort food classic; a classic everyone will truly love coming back to again and again. For an even heartier vibe, opt for a pasta bake instead of the classic dish – the oven will do wonders on this simple, yet eternally delicious food, bringing it to the next level of comfort and flavor!

 

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Top Most Delicious Southern Wedding Foods by Season

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Of course, every single detail of your Big Day matters – and a lot!

From the dress you wear to the shoes that walk you down the aisle and from the colors and flowers that surround you to the music that embraces you, all of your wedding details will contribute to painting a beautiful, candid, and unforgettable event in your life.

Don’t forget it, though: your food is highly important too – and if you want to serve a Southern wedding menu, your guests deserve the very best there is.

What are some of the best Southern foods by season? We have some tips for you – continue reading to find out more.

  • Serve something seasonal and unique, such as a strawberry salad with goat cheese and croutons. Spring is the perfect season for fresh foods that aren’t heavy on the stomach (or on your diet plans, for that matter) – so why not bring that into your wedding and delight your guests with a classic sweet and savory Southern combination? They will love it!
  • Zucchini, squash and corn casserole. Everyone knows Southerners are huge on casseroles – so borrowing from some of the season’s best vegetables and putting them together in a delicious, cheese-infused casserole is bound to be nothing less than an absolute success. People will line up for second servings of this, even if there’s no meat in it!
  • It’s the season to get cozy – and the food Southern people eat during the pre-winter months reflects this very well. We suggest you pick something comforting and heart-warming for your fall wedding, such as chicken pot pies. They are absolutely spectacular in terms of presentation and flavour, they are made with chicken (something you cannot go wrong with), and the puff pastry covering it will make them even more comforting (because we all know carbs are the best enemy against sadness, right?).
  • As the cool season starts to settle over the South, people look for foods that are a little heavier, a little spicier, and a little warmer. Anything based on squash will work marvellously from October to early December – but if you want something even more comforting, we suggest nothing less than an absolute Southern classic: fried chicken. Everyone will love it!

 

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4 Southern Cookie Recipes Your Guests Will Want to Borrow

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Regardless of where your wedding guests come from, one thing is for certain: they will not be able to resist falling in love with the amazing cuisine of the Southern areas.

Here at Food Art Inc., we really believe in the deliciousness of Southern cuisine and we want to share it with the world – if you are planning a Southern wedding, you definitely want the same too.

So, what types of Southern cookies to serve at your wedding if you want to infuse every single part of the Big Day with the amazing Southern foods?

We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

  • Shortbread cookies with lemon frosting. These delicious bites are so, so refreshing and nice! Even if you don’t like lemon-infused sweets, you will love these for the softness of the cookie itself, for the delicious frosting, and for the amazing looks. Even more, your guests will love it too!
  • Peanut bars. Want to serve a cookie that is scrumptious and almost sinful in its own right? Slightly chewy bars made with peanut and chocolate are the perfect sweet snack when you want to keep on dancing throughout the entire evening (and late into the night). This is what makes these cookies the absolute perfect option for a fun wedding!
  • Fruitcake bars. Full of flavour and slightly crunchy at the same time, these bars are bound to make for the perfect summer cookie for a wedding. They look really good and even their appeal goes well with the idea of a wedding – so you can definitely rely on these tiny bites of sweetness to be a real success from every point of view.
  • Eggnog cookies. Since it’s the eggnog season, we couldn’t have missed this from our list. These sweet bites are similar to an eggnog cheesecake – they are creamy and delicious, they taste amazing, and they are just perfect for the cool season. Although not a cookie in the traditional sense of the word, these small sweet snacks are bound to be highly appreciated by all of your guests!

 

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Mac and Cheese Recipes Perfect for Your Wedding

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Few dishes can be as satisfying and as happiness-inducing as a big serving of mac and cheese. They might not be the healthiest option and they might pile up quickly on your hips if you over-indulge – but since you don’t get married every day, your wedding day might actually be a great time to serve one (or more) mac and cheese dishes. With the entire “comfort food” trend going on, this type of dish is bound to please just about everyone at your wedding!

What are some of the very best mac and cheese recipes to delight your guests with on the Big Day? Read on and find out more.

  • Classic, baked. If you just love the classic baked macaroni recipe, there’s no reason to change it, right? It’s a recipe all of your guests can relate to – and most likely the mac and cheese recipe they are most used to. Call back to their childhood memories and make them feel really happy with a plate of deliciously cheesy macaroni!
  • With leeks, Cheddar, and mustard. When you look at this dish from afar, it doesn’t seem like there’s much of a difference when compared with the classic version. However, this one is filled with the strong flavor of green onions, and the mustard adds some tanginess. People will just love this unique take on a very comforting dish!
  • 4-cheese. Want your mac and cheese to be even richer in both terms of taste and looks? How about making it really special, with multiple types of cheese (yes, you can totally include fancy Swiss or Italian cheeses if you want to!). Love bacon? Include that as well, or how about adding bits of delicious Italian sausage? Your guests will love this rich, decadent mac and cheese recipe!
  • Crayfish Mac N Cheese. Want your mac and cheese to be very New Orleans in nature? Add crayfish to the mix. Or how about making it even more New Orleans in flavor by adding a little seafood bowl to your cheesy béchamel sauce?  It will be a dish that your guests will talk about for years to come!

Looking for a talented and dedicated wedding catering professional in Louisiana? Contact Food Art Inc. and allow us to delight you and your guests with the best wedding menu in history!

The Perfect Southern Wedding Foods for Fall

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September’s here, marking the end of a marvelous summer, and the beginning of a new wedding season. For those of you in love with the colors of fall, for those of you in love with the richness of this season, and for those of you in love with the sweet-yet-romantic melancholy of the months preceding winter, this is the absolute perfect timing for a Louisiana wedding.

Of course, you want your wedding day to be fully coordinated with the season outside – and, of course, you want your wedding menu to reflect this as well.

What are some of the most perfect Southern wedding foods for fall? We have some suggestions for you – so read on and find out more.

  • Roasted Chicken with Molasses. OK, we know fried chicken is a quintessentially Southern food – but if you want to give your chicken a fall-worthy twist, this is the perfect idea. Sweet and unique, the taste of this chicken will sweep guests off their feet – so much so that they will definitely want some extra!
  • Caramel apple cake. Not a big fan of the classic wedding cake? Or maybe you want to add a little something special to your candy bar? A caramel apple cake is just ideal for fall – the cinnamon taste, the apples, the caramel – they all call for the comforting vibes of the season outside. Your guests will LOVE this.
  • Roasted squash. There’s nothing more fall-appropriate than squash and pumpkin (there’s a reason that pumpkin spice thing is so popular between September and December!). If you want to delight your guests with a sweet treat that’s natural and fall-worthy, serve them candied squash – it will be a huge success with everyone at your wedding.
  • Sorghum beef ribs. Looking for a hearty, satisfying dish to serve as the highlight on your wedding menu? Beef ribs can do the trick – and if you glaze them with sorghum, you are bound to create the ultimate Southern ribs. Regardless of where your guests come from, they are going to appreciate this so much!

 

Looking for a fantastic wedding catering service in Louisiana? Contact Food Art Inc. and allow us to be the ones who delight you and your guests with the best of the best in the Southern cuisine. We guarantee you will never regret hiring us for this ultra-special moment in your life!

Lovely Southern Wedding Cake Ideas Everyone Will Appreciate

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Regardless of whether your guests come from the South or not, you want to make sure that each and every single one of the has an amazing time at your New Orleans wedding.

Of course, the music, the food, the décor – they will all play a huge role. But have you thought of a cake to go with your Southern wedding theme?

If not, and if you’re still looking for options, we have some pretty amazing ideas for you – read on and find out more.

  • Red Velvet Coconut Cream Cheese. There’s something unique that makes a red velvet cake quintessentially Southern – and given the romantic color and the beauty of these cakes, one of them would definitely make for a really nice addition to a wedding. The taste, the coconut fragrance, the smooth cream cheese frosting – they will be a delight for every single guest!
  • Poppy Seed. This amazing cake is perfect for those of you who love rich taste and The cake can be “dressed” to suit your wedding color scheme, and its taste is bound to satisfy even the pickiest of your wedding guests. It’s a win-win situation altogether!
  • Strawberry Cake. This triple-decker Southern dessert works wonderfully for spring and summer weddings – its fruity taste, its amazing color, and its entire vibe are just perfect for this kind of events. Since triple decker Southern strawberry cakes are usually smaller than the average wedding cake, they are a wonderful option for intimate events. If you have a lot of guests and really want to serve them this cake, supplement the main triple-decker with mini strawberry cakes – people will love how this looks!
  • Lemon Orange Chiffon Cake. This refreshing cake with a powerful citric taste is an amazing option for spring and summer weddings, but its colors could make for a nice pastel addition to a fall wedding too. The recipe behind this cake is very Southern (although expect it to be popular all across the United States and around the world). People will absolutely love both the taste and the looks of it!

 

Looking for the best wedding catering specialist in New Orleans? We have the experience, the talent, and the know-how you need for perfect food on your Big Day. Contact Food Art Inc. today and learn more about our services – we guarantee you will never regret it!

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