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My wedding reception
Te Te
06/13/11
Hi my husband and I are celebrating our 10th anniversay with a vow renewal ceremony and i am cooking for about 150 people. Family and I will be cooking the food but mostly me. The Menu is Fried chicken, Pulled BBQ Beef, Mac & Cheese, Collard Greens, Black Eyed Peas, Rice, Candied Yams, Corn bread, Biscuits, Peach Cobbler, Sweet Potato pie and Redvelvet cake as my wedding cake. How far in advance can I prepare this food and it still taste fresh?
ellen
06/13/11
May I STRONGLY encourage you to have the fried chicken made at a local good fried chicken place and brought in? It is a hot, tiresome job for this many people, and must be done day of. If they make good biscuits, get the biscuits there too; unless you have a commercial kitchen, you have WAY too much oven stuff for a regular kitchen.

Actually, for this meal for 150, I would normally recommend 4 cooks and 6 to 8 others to set up, serve and clean up. It is going to leave you pretty much exhausted (hard to enjoy your day when you are that tired, and definitely not a good prep for a "wedding night"). Get more help, please, or rework the menu so others can do more or more can be done ahead, or find a drop off caterer to supply some of the items.

Pulled BBQ Beef, OK to reheat
Mac & Cheese, bake day of, but can make day before and fridge
Collard Greens, OK to reheat
Black Eyed Peas, good to reheat
Rice, make day of
Candied Yams, heat day of
Corn bread, make day of
Biscuits, get with chicken

 
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