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Monday, October 12, 2015

Wedding Reception Buffet

I had the wedding reception buffet set out on the kitchen island.    The island is a little small but I didn't want to have to carry all the food to another larger table that we would have had to set up maybe on the porch or in the back yard.    The smaller bowls that I needed to use for the island could easily be refilled with food from the refrigerator or the oven.

I had a big bald spot in the center of the island that I didn't want to put food would be too hard for everyone to reach over that far to fill their plates.   I didn't realize how bald it looked until the night before the,  for a quick fix,  I ran over to the grocery store and picked up four small pots of white roses.

I just staggered them on different levels and I was happy with the result.

I didn't have a big variety of food on the menu,  but I had lots of what everyone seems to always like.

I love this photo of Melissa and her dad working in the kitchen together after the wedding.   H immediately changed clothes when we got home,  he put on his everyday "uniform"  of a tee shirt and jeans.       He's a very casual kinda guy,  that's one of the things I love about him.

My group loves their meat,   so as long as there is plenty of that,  we are ok!

We cooked 4 big pork roasts for pulled pork.

Several roasts for BBQ.....

and a couple of big briskets.

Everyone in the family helped in the kitchen   ( well,  except for me....I was the wedding

 Here's Melissa's oldest two helping their Papa

I dug out my mom's Carnival Glass punch bowl and repurposed it to serve the mounds of mashed potatoes that I knew would be eaten.

We actually ran out of mashed potato's,  but I had potato salad to fill in.

I served baked beans .....the groom requested pinto beans so we had those too!

The potato salad was yummy.....

H made the coleslaw and everyone said it was the best they had every had.....

We had lots of onions,  pickles,  olives,  and hot peppers ( our daughter loves anything hot )   and of course ....rolls.....with lots of butter. 

The kitchen got pretty congested at times,  but I love it....the more the merrier.

  I was "relieved" of my kitchen duties since I was the wedding photographer.    I had that planned all along to get out of!


  1. Looks so delicious!! And gorgeous, too!

  2. Penny,
    What a beautiful reception in your stunning home!! Everything looks so good!! I am curious as to how you make your potato salad???? Good for you being releived of your Kitchen duties because you were the photographer......LOL!!


  3. Good planning out of KP!!!
    Everything looks so yummy and so well presented. I'm salivating over your mom's Carnival glass punch bowl!!!

  4. How much fun and NUMMY...who can go wrong with pulled pork...Lovely glad everything went wonderful, Congrats and take a Sandi

  5. Penny: You did such a wonderful job. I hope you get to rest a little this week. I don't see you resting long - but you know what I mean! I think your food was fabulous and they all were so thrilled!

  6. Pass me some if that fantastic look'n Brisket! Wow I am a Meat and Potatoes kinda girl, it all looks fantastic! I wanna know the low down on what all had to say about your home! I know it was loved. What a great Wedding Penny, Congratulations to the Bride and Groom!

  7. You were smart to opt for It all looks wonderful, Penny. Those small crowds are always the most fun and I am glad you had something for everyone. What a great wedding you had there. xo Diana

  8. Wow you were busy but it all looked great and good idea with the rose plants for the center!

  9. Everything looks so delicious!The roses are so adorable. Great and romantic idea!

  10. The wedding reception was beautiful.

  11. Lovely post! Thank you for linking up with the OMHG WW & sharing with us! Please come link up again this week at!! Have a wonderful rest of the week! xx


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