Recipe of the Month: Zucchini Bread

          Ya'll, just hear us out. THESE ARE GOOD! I mean, the type of good you cannot stop eating. We love to make our Zucchini Bread into bite size muffins as a nice addition to the sides in a buffet line. We also like to secretly eat these when no one is looking. 

Zucchini Bread

~Ingredients~

3c AP Flour

2c Sugar

¼t Salt

1t Baking Soda

3t Cinnamon

3 Eggs, beaten

1 small 10 oz can crushed pineapple

3t Vanilla Extract

1c Oil

2c Zucchini, grated

Sesame Seeds for topping

~Whisk all dry ingredients together

~Blend all wet ingredients together and fold into the dry mixture.

~Blend just to moisten.

~Spoon into prepared tins and bake 350 15-20 minutes or until tops are golden brown.

And.....try not to eat them all. I dare you!

Special thank you to Dove Wedding Photography, Zach and Sarah Photography and Nashville Wedding Collection for their photography contributions.

Easy BBQ Sliders: The Perfect Party Passer!

Tennessee barbecues are in full swing and its time for us to share one of our favorite appetizer and cocktail hour recipes. These sliders are adorable, bite sized, and delicious. It is easy to customize and prepare and it is just darn right good my friends!

BBQ Biscuit

~Recipe~

1 lb. of your favorite BBQ lightly sauced {Pork, Chicken, or Beef)

24 Biscuits {You can use your favorite homemade biscuit recipe or store bought! Make sure you mix in some shredded cheddar cheese and fresh copped herbs for extra deliciousness. Spray some water on top with your favorite herb blend...we love Mrs. Dash!}

Pickled Onions {Topping} EXTRA RECIPE AHEAD!

Preparation:

Prepare Biscuits and slice horizontally Fill biscuits with BBQ, top with additional sauce and pickled onions.

Cocktail Hour
Cocktail Hour

 

 

Easy, peasy right?! Follow our Pickled Onion recipe below and you will hit this app OUT. OF. THE. PARK!

Pickled Topping

*Pickled Onions*

2 large red onions – thinly sliced

      1/2 cups apple cider vinegar

   1 tablespoon sugar

   1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt

Preparation:

Whisk first 3 ingredients and 1 cup water in a small bowl until sugar and salt dissolve. Place onion in a jar; pour vinegar mixture over. Let sit at room temperature for 1 hour. DO AHEAD: Can be made 2 weeks ahead. Cover and chill. Drain onions before using.

Food Signs

You absolutely cannot go wrong with this crowd pleasing appetizer! Whether you are having a party at home celebrating summer fun or need a universally delicious cocktail hour passer, these are to die for. BONUS TIP: Because we are all about the extras today, add some adorable food signage to really show off you hosting skills!

Bon Appetite!

 How To: Have a Fabulous Brunch Wedding

Nashville weddings are traditionally seen as an evening activity, ceremony in the late afternoon then to dinner and drinks and then a flashy dance party. That can definitely be one fantastic party and for most Nashville brides that is the dream, but I know there are some brides out there that would go for something more unique and (dare I say) even trendy! The brunch wedding trend is a fantastic one, and I think it’s one that is not only here to stay but one that is also absolute FABulous!

Just think of all the incredible food you could have!  When I picture a brunch wedding, I see bars, lots of bars and stations! Have a pancake station, with every topping you can think of! Have an interactive waffle or omelet station where a chef cooks a treat special for each guest! If your ceremony starts mid-morning, how fun would it be to have a coffee cart before the ceremony?! And don’t think I forgot about the other kind of bar either- stations would be perfect for making your own Bloody Mary’s and mimosas! This type of reception keeps guests up and active and mingling, but it is also a great way to save money by still being able to have great food and booze without quite as high of a ticket! 

 
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A brunch wedding is perfect for a casual, more relaxed bride! I have seen the most beautiful flowing dresses that would look stunning in the morning sun. You can wear your hair down in loose curls or in one of those beautiful loose up-dos! Speaking of lighting, you will not have to worry at all about running out of time for photos because you have the whole day and could even take more after the reception so that you have more time to spend with your guests. Brunch weddings are perfect for those beautiful wildflower bouquets and flower headbands you have been eyeing on Pinterest! You can also offer your guests something fun to do, by having cornhole boards made with your new last name, with your team on them, or anything that fits your personality! Many guests don’t typically dance at weddings and this is an awesome chance for them to still have fun at your Nashville wedding!

 Oh, and one more thing! How wonderful would it be to able to leave for your honeymoon the same day as your wedding, and wake up in paradise the day after ready for total relaxation?

Winter Weddings in Nashville

Even though everyone in Nashville thinks it is a little HOT right now, A Catered Affair couples are hot into their planning for upcoming winter weddings.  The team of Nashville wedding caterers are tweaking those holiday and winter menus.

take a peak at some fun new menu items!

Call today and speak to one of our planners - who will help you create the best First Married dinner .  615.321.2394

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A Catered Affair has earned an exceptional reputation by providing exquisite food prepared from scratch, flawless service and creative presentations. Our success is attributed to our passion for perfection, combined with our experience and expertise in culinary arts, visual design and event production. A Catered Affair is the exclusive Nashville caterer for Events @ 1418, Legacy Farms, and CJ’s Off the Square.  We’ll work closely together every step of the way to make sure no detail is overlooked. We put you at the center of attention throughout the entire planning process and the end result is a reception that reflects your personality and indulges your senses.

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We offer a wide range of menu options for every gathering. We are always excited to explore new, unique, and original visions. Our culinary team is an integral part of the planning process and is always happy to create a menu specifically for you. Wether it's a Nashville Wedding or a corporate event, we understand that everyone has tastes and preferences – so let us create a menu to fit your taste.

A Columbian Carnival Wedding

We love when we are part of a Nashville wedding that gets published! Especially at one of our favorite venues! Stephanie + Manuel had a beautiful Columbian Carnival themed wedding at Nashville wedding venue CJ's Off the Square. A Catered Affair was the wedding catering company that was chosen for this amazing event. See their feature here: http://www.midsouthbride.com/stephanie-manuels-columbian-c…/

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Creativity is not something that can be taught, you either have it or you don't and there is no other wedding catering company in Nashville with more creativity than A Catered Affair. Our design team takes every detail into consideration when building your menu and planning out the presentation. Giving every event that "WOW" factor is what we do best. We work very closely with our in-house bakers at The Bake Shoppe to make sure that your cake has the same creative design to make it a jewel in the crown that will be your big day. Your Nashville wedding catering company should be A Catered Affair! Call today 615-321-2394

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