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Southern Veggie Casseroles Your Guests Will Fall in Love With

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Good food is at the heart of all the major life events humans go through – and it makes sense. Eating together is more than a social act – it is an act of trust, joy, and bonding. This is why most people only eat with people they actually like. And this is precisely why your wedding menu is so important.

Of course, if you are planning a Southern wedding, you will want to make sure your menu reflects the amazing cuisine in the area – but that doesn’t always mean you have to focus on meat-based products.

There are so many veggie casseroles we all love in the South, and which would work so well with your own wedding!

Here are some suggestions, for example:

  • Corn pudding. Well, this is a real Southern food – it has the texture, the flavors, and the versatility of the South in every single ingredient. And that’s precisely what makes it such an amazing food for a wedding. If you want to offer your vegetarian friends a delicious option, this is it. They will be delighted!
  • Broccoli, rice, and cheese. Well, people might not be big fans of broccoli in general – but we guarantee that when they get a taste of this casserole, they will actually ask for more. The combination between the greenness of the broccoli, the rice, and the cheese is absolutely delicious – the kind of healthy food that nobody can say NO to!
  • Sweet potato, marshmallow, pecan. If you want to surprise your guests with something unique and really tasty, serve them a casserole made from sweet potatoes, marshmallows, and pecans. Add a few cornflakes to the mix for a bit of extra-crunch. This sweet casserole will be more than appreciated by all of your guests – vegetarian or not!
  • Onion soup casserole. Somewhere in between the classic French onion soup and a classic Southern casserole, this dish is a true delight for all senses. It’s something most of your guests don’t eat every day – something they will love so much they will ask the recipe for!

 

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No Southern Brides and Grooms Should Ever Make These Wedding Menu Mistakes

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Regardless of where in the South you come from (be it New Orleans, any other place in Louisiana, or any of the other beautiful Southern states), you should definitely consider planning a traditional Southern wedding. This is a wonderful way to celebrate your heritage and, of course, to offer your guests a “taste of home” as well.

What are some of the mistakes all Southern couples should avoid making when planning their wedding menu?

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

  • Bacon-everything. OK, we get it. Here in the South, we love bacon (well, pretty much everyone everywhere else does it too, right?). While it is definitely OK to serve one or two bacon-based dishes at your wedding, it is important not to overdo it. Southern cuisine is so much richer than this, and it would be a real shame if your guests didn’t get to eat something unique they haven’t had before.
  • Not including the personal touches. Every family has their own set of recipes – so why not bring that into your wedding menu to make it more special, more personal, more in tune with who you are and where you come from? Discuss with your wedding catering company and share your family recipes with them to see what can be done. Guests will be delighted to taste these foods!
  • Not spreading out the food stations. There’s a very good reason food stations are popular at Southern weddings: they offer real diversity. At the same time though, it is important not to locate the food stations too close to each other because this might cram everything and it might make guests feel skittish.
  • Serving the heavier foods early in the evening. We’ll admit it: some of the most famously Southern foods are quite heavy and they might make guests feel lazy, rather than ready to dance. This is why it’s important not to serve them at the beginning of the wedding (or at least not all of them). Spread out the heavier foods throughout the entire wedding day (and don’t forget about the late-night snack either!).

 

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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!

 

Looking for a talented wedding catering service provider in New Orleans? Contact Food Art Inc. and allow us to be the ones who delight you and your guests with your dream wedding menu. Contact us and we promise you will remember our food for years to come!

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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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!

 

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!

 

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These Southern Desserts Will Amaze Everyone at Your Wedding

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It doesn’t even matter if you’re from the South or not: once you try Southern foods, you will fall in love with it irremediably. There’s something comforting and genuine about the Southern Cuisine that makes everyone love them!

What are some delicious Southern desserts you can serve at your Louisiana wedding, though? We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

  • Bread pudding. This dessert is quite common in many parts of the world, but it got to be extremely popular in the Southern states. Originally created in the 11th century, this sweet treat has evolved over the years – and nowadays, it’s a go-to dessert for anyone looking for a simple, tasty, and comforting option.
  • Coconut cake. Southerners are famous for their layered cakes – so why not include this in your wedding, maybe even as an actual wedding cake? Coconut cake is usually made from multiple layers of cake and coconut cream, and then frosted in coconut and creamy frosting. It’s a decadent treat nobody can say NO to, any way you look at it!
  • Lane cake. If you love desserts infused in alcohol, this one’s for you. With a history of more than 100 years in the South, lane cakes are made from sponge cakes and a filling made from various ingredients, including bourbon and raisins. Sounds like the kind of treat your wedding guests will absolutely love, right?
  • Peach cobbler. Scrumptious and really sweet, this warm treat is absolutely perfect for those of you who want to serve a really classic Southern dessert. Of course, it can be made from a variety of fruit – but peaches tend to be more popular in these areas precisely because they come in generous amounts in full season.
  • Sweet potato pie. This dessert is ideal for a fall wedding, precisely because it’s usually associated with pumpkin pie and served at Thanksgiving dinners. If your guests haven’t tried this before, they will instantly fall in love with the rich, spicy and sweet taste of this pie – it’s a treat in the fullest sense of the word!

 

Looking for the very best wedding catering service in New Orleans? Contact Food Art Inc. and allow us to be the ones who serve you and your guests with the most amazing Southern dishes. Contact us and you will definitely love our services!

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