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#1 of 7 Old 04-19-2006, 07:01 PM - Thread Starter
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DP and I are planning a wedding for August, and will be doing all of the food ourselves (with the help of my aunts, and anyone else that wants to pitch in). We are inviting 80 people, but only expect maybe half of those to come because of the location. The wedding is in a remote area, in the middle of the woods, with no electricity. The meal will have to be made either by campfire, and/or made ahead of time. It also has to be food that will keep well outdoors.

I have NO idea what to do for this. I've been scouring camping websites, but I can't find anything that's feasible for such a potentially large crowd of people.

Any ideas?
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hummm... that's quite an untertaking!

but I can;t help but to think that you have to figure out a way to serve s'mores..... maybe a s'more stacked wedding "cake"

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Can you do chafing dishes? Do you have one of those propane stove things? And how much time do you have for setup? And, what are you going for? Elegant? Campy? (hot dogs on sticks or closer to a restaurant buffet?)

You can do platters of sandwiches... or bowls of salads (tuna salad, egg salad, chicken salad, etc.) - cold cut platter - nice assortment of bread/rolls/condiments... pasta/potato salad ... they are all cold things that can be done ahead of time and just set out... do make your own sandwiches... you'll need some pretty big coolers though...
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You can make a bunch of stew packets in tinfoil: potatoes, veges, cut up meat, a little water, wrap and lay in the fire. You could even have everyone make their own, if that's the vibe you want.

Otherwise, I second PP's suggestion for sandwich platters and salads. With a few large coolers, you should be able to bring in enough pre-made salads like pasta salads, rice salads, etc.

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I know what would be perfect!!! Its called a cream can feed. We usually have one in the summer. You need a nice stainless steel milk can, like the old fashioned ones. You might need a couple... But you throw in potatoes, sweet corn, carrots, and meat and its arranged in there so fat the meat gets cooked and the veggies steamed. For one can for us it feeds about 20. See if anyone near you knows how to do it. You can basically set the can on the hot fire coals to cook. There are different ways to cook it. All you would need is some nice fresh bread, but basically its a whole meal in one.

Also what about a pig roast? Thats popular here but can be messy. You dig a large pit and start a fire in the bottom and throw in the pork and cover it back up with something and in a day or two its done.
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Originally Posted by Starr

Also what about a pig roast? Thats popular here but can be messy. You dig a large pit and start a fire in the bottom and throw in the pork and cover it back up with something and in a day or two its done.
Or you could roast a pig on a spit, over the fire.

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Nikki, would you please describe the type of wedding you are planning? My cousin, for instance, had a full length white dress, the bridesmaids were in full length dresses with professionally done hair and makeup, and the gents were in black jeans, cowboy boots and hats, and tux jackets and tops. It was outside at the bend of a river on the side of a mountain in Colorado. They had a pavillion, so they were able to be a little fancier about the food set up, but still had a pig roast (rented a special roaster, though). The formality of the wedding, although outdoors, called for a tiny bit more formality in the menu, so they planned according ly. Are you looking for meat and hot food, with paper plates or cold food?

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