There are a few areas in wedding planning, as in life, that if done right can save you a lot of money. There is a lot of room in a wedding food budget for saving money. Here are a few tips on how to save money on food at your wedding reception.
Lars usually goes with the BBQ Combo ($15) of Ribs & either Briskit or pulled pork crock pot. I like their briskit, but the pork is more tender. I've had the BBQ chicken here too, and it was pretty damn good also.
Next, think of meals that don't require meat at all such as quiche, pizza, cheese enchiladas and commit to going meatless at least twice per week. Instead of beef stew, serve a creamy broccoli and potato soup. Pita pockets stuffed with falafel patties and mint yogurt are delicious and hearty, especially when served with a Greek salad and rice pilaf. In fact, there's nothing wrong with serving soup and a large salad for dinner every now and then. Load the salad up with hard boiled eggs, cheese, tomatoes, avocado slices, and other hearty ingredients and serve with warm crusty French bread and a delicious vegetable soup and enjoy a lighter, vegetable-packed meal (slow cooker pulled pork carnitas cost savings).
U.S. Cellular Field gets a bad rap-mostly by people who either A hold pre-existing biases against the park or team or slow cooker pulled pork B haven't been to a game there since the renovations.
For great food and a great view Buster's is the place to go. All their staff wear Hawaiian shirts and are very friendly. They serve the best seafood, pizza, burgers and more. Their surfboard shaped pizzas are sure to make you smile and fill you with their beachy atmosphere. You'll not only have a great food and service but you'll also have an awesome view of the harbor and the Coronado Bridge. If your looking for something that is elegant and casual, that would be how Buster's Beach House made it to my top 10 list.
You can easily bake a large batch of squash and other vegetables on, say, Sunday, and then microwave them the rest of the week. You can do the same for chicken. Or buy a slow cooker - used or new, they take very little time to set up and are great for prepping meals in advance.
Have fun with flavors and spices and don't be afraid to put more seasonings into your cooking. Many cooks lightly season their food, leaving it tasting bland. It is okay to experiment with different amounts of salt and spices until you find a delicious tasting blend. Many chefs recommend adding almost twice as much as you would initially considering using, so keep it interesting and flavorful by putting in just a little bit more.
Too busy to spend an evening? Have company coming? Just call ahead and pick up one of Rick's Party Packs to go. The "Pig Out" feeds 4-6 and the "Slop The Hawgs" will handle a passel of up to 12.