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Southern Casserole Recipes Bound to Be Appreciated by Everyone at Your Wedding

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There’s nothing quite as satisfying and universally appreciated as a good casserole – and here in the South, we do love mixing and matching them in amazing ways every single time.

If you want a casual, laid-back, and genuine Southern wedding in New Orleans, serving one (or more) casserole recipes is bound to be a real success. But what are some of the best casserole recipes you could include in your Big Day’s menu?

We have some ideas for you – continue reading to find out more.

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  • Chicken casserole. Everyone loves chicken – you literally cannot go wrong with it. And the great news here isn’t over: there are SO many chicken casserole recipes that it will be hard to choose just one for the Big Day. Pasta, chicken and broccoli, chicken and wild rice, chicken pot pie, chicken, prosciutto and peas – there is a myriad of combinations you can make. And they’re all delicious!
  • Beef casserole. If you’re not necessarily a big fan of chicken, beef is one of the best options you have. Not as heavy as pork, yet not as light as chicken, beef tends to strike the best balance in terms of taste and texture. Some of the best beef casserole ideas include shepherd’s pie (a real classic), pizza spaghetti casserole, tomato and beef casserole, meatball casserole, and so on.
  • Vegetarian casserole. OK, vegetarian food may not be that deeply connected to Southern cuisine – but there ARE a lot of options you can serve, even in the “Casserole Department”. Some of the best veggie casserole ideas include tomato cobbler casserole, green bean lasagna casserole, spinach pasta casserole, sweet potato, cauliflower and green vegetables casserole, and vegetable bread pudding. They’re all a delight, even if you’re not actually a vegetarian!
  • Sweet casserole. If you want to serve a dessert that will not be forgotten very soon, why not serve a nice sweet casserole? Pumpkin caramel and pecan bread pudding, upside down cakes (carrot cake, apple tart), cherry cobbler casserole – these ideas are really good and they will be more than appreciated by everyone at the wedding.

 

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Delicious Southern Sweet Potato Ideas for Your Wedding Menu

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Sweet potatoes are universally appreciated – but Southern cuisine knows how to really make them pop. If you too are a big fan of this colorful root vegetable, you might want to include it in your wedding day (especially for fall and winter events).

If that’s the case, you should definitely read on, because we have gathered some of the most deliciously inspiring Southern sweet potato ideas you can incorporate into your wedding menu!

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  • Sweet potatoes and bacon. This recipe can be made in a slow cooker for extra flavor – and oh my how good it will taste! This is the perfect comfort food – not only does it comfort you with its amazing taste (sweet, salty, and very rich), but it also comforts you with its appealing color (because what else could be warmer and more welcoming than the color of sweet potatoes?).
  • Sweet potato casserole. This one’s a real classic – one that might seem odd for someone who hasn’t tasted it before, but which becomes an instant favorite once you grab a bite. Many people serve this for Thanksgiving – but if you’re having a winter wedding, why not incorporate it into your menu? Guests will love it regardless of whether they come from an experienced Southern cuisine background or not!
  • Sweet potato fries. Everyone loves fries – and if you’re looking to serve a healthier (but definitely not less comforting) snack at your wedding, why not make it sweet potato fries? Served in nice wrappers and spiced with herbs, this treat will surely get your guests going (enough for another good round of dancing and having fun).
  • Sweet potato biscuits. The perfect blend between sweet potatoes and biscuits – fill them with bacon, cream cheese, or whatever else you like and we guarantee people will line up for this delicious snack!
  • Sweet potato and sausage soup. If you’re looking to serve something that’s really heartwarming, this is it. This is comfort food that’s perfect for winter – it tastes amazing, it looks fantastic, and it’s bound to warm up your wedding guests.

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Top 4 Most Notable Celebrity Weddings of 2018

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As we enter November, most of us get ready to wrap up 2018 and step into a whole new year – and the wedding world is no different.

Truth be told, 2018 was an amazing year for weddings – so we thought we would compile a list of the top 4 most-notable “tie the knots” of the year:

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  • The Royal One. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry tied the knot in May – and oh, what a stunning affair that was! Meghan looked absolutely flawless with her barely-there makeup and her low-key wedding dress – and the entire wedding was truly royal in terms of guest list, décor, and vibe. There’s just nothing we didn’t fall madly in love with looking at this wedding!
  • The Romantic One. It’s not that the Royal Wedding wasn’t romantic (on the contrary), but Kate Upton’s Big Day was really the material of dreams. She and Justin Verlander got married in Tuscany. She wore a lace wedding dress that was downright breathtaking, and her lovely bridesmaids wore blush pink dresses – just what you’d expect a traditionally romantic wedding to look like. Perfect in every way!
  • The Glamorous One. Sofia Vergara’s wedding gown made us add her wedding to Joe Manganiello to this list. Their entire wedding was glamorous by definition – and the bride’s dress (signed by Zuhair Murad Couture) was breathtaking in so many ways that it cannot even be described. If you’re looking for inspiration for your own glamorous wedding, this celebrity wedding is where you should look at first!
  • The Surprising One. Every now and then, we hear about celebrity weddings that are more than just surprising – they happen truly out of the blue, with no notice whatsoever, and yet they still charm our hearts with pure magic and romanticism. This is the case with Emily Ratajkowsk and Sebastian Bear-McClard, who got married after only a few weeks of dating (although they had known each other as friends for years). The were married at New York City Hall, with Emily wearing a $120 Zara trouser suit and announcing her marriage in true Millennial fashion…on Instagram.

 

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Southern Drinks Perfect for a Fall or Winter Wedding

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There’s nothing like a comforting drink on a cool winter day – and if you plan on having your wedding during the cold season, you definitely want to bring this kind of cozy atmosphere into your Big Day.

What are some of the best southern drinks perfect for a fall or winter wedding? We have some ideas for you – so read on and find out more.

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  • Southern Comfort. This drink can be mixed with a variety of juices (we’d try cranberry juice, since it’s the season for it). Ginger ale and cola are also good mixes for this particular drink. It doesn’t get more Southern than it, and with the right mixes, you can turn it into a really great cocktail for your fall or winter wedding!
  • Butterscotch hot chocolate. Let’s face it: who doesn’t love to snuggle with a cup of hot chocolate under their noses when it’s cold outside? If you want to make it a little more “fun”, you can always mix your hot chocolate with a good whiskey – it will make for something that’s not just a hot drink and not just a cocktail either, but the perfect mélange between the two. Your guests are bound to love this!
  • Hot cider. If you want to serve a hot drink that’s alcoholic (and not necessarily chocolate-based), hot cider is the perfect option. There are a thousand and one ways to mix this with the right spices and even with other drinks, so you will definitely find a cocktail that suits your particular taste. Guests will love the warmth of the drink, the aroma, and the pure taste of “winter” only apples and ciders can bring with them. This option will be a winner from the very beginning!
  • Mulled wine. Another drink essential for the cold weather, mulled wine is an all-time favorite across different countries and states. Everyone has their own recipe – apples, oranges, and even cranberries can be added to a mixture of red wine, cinnamon, and other spices to create a drink that’s truly flavorful and comforting. People will love it so much!

 

Looking for a talented wedding catering service provider in New Orleans? Contact Food Art Inc. and allow us to be the ones who will delight you and your guests with amazing foods for your Big Day. Contact us and we guarantee you will never regret hiring us!

Delicious Southern Foods Infused with Pumpkin – Great for a Fall Wedding!

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Having a fall wedding is a marvelous idea for a lot of reasons. The potential to save by going off-season is just one of the reasons – the romantic touches of the season and the generous vibes in the air are another.

If you have your heart set on a fall wedding, you definitely love its most famous elements – such as the colors of the leaves, the cozy atmosphere, and, of course, pumpkins.

What are some delicious Southern foods infused with pumpkin that you could include in a New Orleans wedding?

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

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  • Pumpkin and acorn squash soup. What could be more comforting than a bowl of delicious, warm soup on a chilly fall evening? Your guests will definitely appreciate this for a variety of reasons: it will warm them up, it will give them energy for dancing, it will add spice and color to the menu, and it will perfectly complement the entire fall wedding theme.
  • Pumpkin seeds. Want to provide guests with a healthy and delicious snack to munch on? While popcorn may be a very popular choice, roasted pumpkin seeds can be equally great – you can even buy them in bulk and then invite guests to grab a cone of them to munch on while catching up with long distance relatives.
  • Pear and pumpkin tart. Nothing beats a Southern tart – and especially not during the fall, when tart fillings are so abundant. If you want to surprise your guests with something that will taste quintessentially Southern, yet unique at the same time, provide them with a pumpkin and pear tart.
  • Pumpkin roll. If you are looking for a dessert every single guest will love, this is it. There are so many varieties that it is impossible not to find one that’s actually suitable for you (and your guests): chocolate chip, cinnamon, cream cheese, and so on. It’s a delicious sweet treat bound to be appreciated by everyone – so you really can’t go wrong with it.

 

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Delicious Fall Foods You Could Incorporate in Your Southern Wedding

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Nothing compares to a hearty dinner on a fall evening – and if you are planning your New Orleans wedding this fall, you definitely want to incorporate that comforting, welcoming vibes into your Big Day.

What are some delicious Southern fall dinners you could bring into your wedding menu? We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

  • Beef chili. Heart-warming (and spicy on the tongue), comforting, delicious. Who doesn’t love a well-made chili? Include this in your wedding as the main dish and you are guaranteed to get the applause of everyone present – because, yes, everyone loves chili, especially when temperatures chill down (pun intended!).
  • Brocoli and rice cheesy casserole. OK, this is not necessarily “native” to Louisiana, but it’s the kind of food you can definitely “travel” with cross-states. If you’re looking for something that’s both comforting and incorporates at least a bit of greens in it, this is the perfect recipe!
  • Chicken pot pie. What could be more satisfying than popping into a pot pie to discover deliciously-well-cooked chicken and veggies inside? We bet this is going to be the star of the fall wedding season – so much so that your guests will come back for second servings. Hot, versatile, delicious – the perfect fall recipe to include in a Southern wedding!
  • Chicken and dumplings. Everyone loves chicken – and a creamy bowl of chicken and dumpling will definitely warm your guests’ bodies (and souls) on a cool fall evening. There’s just nothing that can be compared to the taste and texture of this! People who’ve never had this dish will definitely ask you for the recipe!
  • Sweet potato soup (or pumpkin soup). Looking for a fall-infused soup that’s also looks like it belongs to the season? A bowl of sweet potato soup (or pumpkin cream soup) will be so, so satisfying for each and every guest! Spicy and sweet at the same time, comforting, colorful, this kind of food is just perfect for fall dinners – and your wedding guests will definitely love it!

 

Looking for the best wedding catering service in New Orleans? Contact Food Art Inc. and allow us to be the ones who bring the best foods to your wedding tables. Contact us and we guarantee you will never regret choosing us – our professionalism, talent, and dedication will be at your disposal!

 

Yes, You Can Totally Have Low-Carb Southern Foods at Your Wedding!

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Here at Food Art Inc, we love Southern Cuisine – and we know that, as a Louisiana couple about to get married, you love it too.

However, we also know that some of you may be searching for healthier alternatives when it comes to your wedding menu.

Can you serve low-carb Southern foods at your wedding, for example?

Yes, you totally CAN – and following, we have gathered some of the most popular recipes in this direction. Read on and find out more.

  • Cauliflower grits topped with shrimp. Grits are a quintessentially Southern food, and if you really want this dish on your wedding table without all the carbs that come with the “original” version of the recipe, you can always replace it with “cauliflower grits”. You will love this alternative!
  • Carb-free Southern chicken. Who doesn’t love fried chicken? For a low-carb alternative, skip the wheat flour and replace it with coconut flour. Not only will this keep your (and your guests’) carb intake in the lower range, but it will also add a special, exotic tint to your deep-fried chicken. It’s a win-win situation, really!
  • Pulled pork sandwiches. You won’t be able to use actual bread to pair your delish pulled pork with – but cabbage leaves are a wonderful option. Just serve your slow-cooked, tender pulled pork wrapped in cabbage or salad leaves and your guests will love it – regardless of whether or not they follow a low-carb diet.
  • Crab bisque. Another quintessential Southern food you definitely don’t have to skip altogether if you want a low-carb wedding menu. Just replace the dairy in it with delicious coconut milk and you’ll get the same consistency, and the same amazing taste (if not better, considering the great taste the coconut milk will add to the mix). You and your guests will LOVE this!
  • Cajun catfish. If you want to serve something really unique, catfish is what you are looking for. A low-carb version of this recipe doesn’t need much alteration – just use olive oil instead of butter and try to use homemade, natural, or bio spices. Other than that, this is a healthy dish every single guest will enjoy!

 

Looking for a dedicated and genuinely professional wedding catering service in Louisiana? Contact Food Art Inc. in New Orleans and let us be the ones who delight your wedding guests with the BEST Southern foods ever!

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