Six days to go!

I realize my post titles have been a bit redundant lately, but blogger secret: I hate thinking of post titles.  I am just not that clever.  So I’m milking “X Days/Weeks to go!” as much as possible.  Bear with me.

We FINALLY heard back from our last delinquent RSVP-er!  (She’s not coming.)  Meaning…we now have a final count (95 guests coming) and finalized our upgrades.  Here’s the final menu:

Passed Hors d’ Oeuvres

  • Bruschetta
  • Stuffed Mushrooms
  • Crab Cakes with Red Pepper Mayonnaise
  • Mozzarella Marinara
  • Chicken Saltimbocca Roulade


  • Italian tossed salad
  • Spinach salad


  • Chicken Marsala
  • Beef Braciole


  • Rigatoni D (rigatoni in a cream sauce with chicken, mushrooms, veggies)
  • Ziti marinara


  • Fresh asparagus
  • Garlic mashed potatoes


  • Wedding cake (red velvet with cream cheese filling; vanilla chiffon with chocolate and strawberry mousse)
  • Profiteroles with vanilla ice cream
  • New York style cheesecake with strawberries

And four hours of premium open bar.  So, yeah.  There will be no shortage of food! 

But, of course, this meant I had to revise my menus.  Balls.

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Also, the daily weather check:


Hmm.  Colder.  Windy.  Not ideal, but at least the rain is still gone.  Can we get sunny and at least low 60s, pretty please?

This morning we went to church, and as soon as I got home, I began non-cooking.

Chicken in the crockpot (I specifically made enough for us to eat tonight, tomorrow, and Tuesday, so I hopefully won’t have to cook again until after the wedding):0502 003

All that’s in there is chicken, chicken broth, a little water, and a little bit of butter to keep it from sticking.  Tonight we’ll eat it with some whole wheat pasta, EVOO, and parmesan; tomorrow we’ll toss some of it in salsa for quesadillas, and Tuesday we’ll toss it in BBQ sauce for barbecue chicken sandwiches.  Easy!0502 004

I also made bread in the wedding gift breadmaker from Tim’s co-workers.  (They requested I make a loaf this weekend to share with them!)  I made basic whole wheat.  The house smells AMAZING right now.

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About 3:30, I decided to go for a run, even though I wasn’t planning on working out today because I thought I’d be super busy.  The weather was beautiful and I was bored!  So, out I went.  My Garmin battery died about two minutes in, but according to Map My Run I ran about 2.5 miles.  Perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon!

As far as exercise goes this week—I’m going to be pretty conservative.  I did a 2.5 mile run today.  Tomorrow I’m planning an upper body weights workout at the gym over my lunch hour, and Tuesday I’ll be either running or doing some light cardio.  Wednesday we drive up to Chicago, so the madness starts and I probably won’t be doing too much exercising.  The last thing I want is to injure myself or be sore for the wedding!

I’ll leave you with a lazy Sunday photo.

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Have a good one, everyone!

What do you think of the menu?  Would you be happy?  (Note: there will be special accommodations made for vegetarians!)


14 Responses

  1. Everything sounds delicious! I want to come to your wedding.

  2. Open bar should make everyone happy! 😉 The menu sounds good – what’s the veggie entree? The passed hor d’ourves sounds especially delicious.

    • I THINK the veggie entree is eggplant parm. But I’m not totally sure. Our one known vegetarian isn’t coming, so I’m not sure if there will even be any, but we’ll see!

  3. That menu sounds amazing!!! I’d eat ALL that stuff (except for the mushrooms). Your babies are adorable too. 🙂

  4. That menu sounds awesome!!! And I love the picture of your pets lounging on the couch…. so cute!

  5. your menu looks YUMMY! Looks very similar to what we had for my bachelorette party dinner last night…happy for leftovers! have a great wedding in Chicago! My fiance is en route back to Phx after his bachelor party in Chicago as I type. 🙂

  6. Your menu is making me drool! Everything sounds delicious! An (early) congratulations – I’m sure the weather will clear up! And if not, rain/wind make for some fantastic photos. 🙂

  7. I have been lurking around your blog for a couple of months and its fun to see the wedding coming together. This sounds like the fanciest reception dinner I’ve ever seen.

    Congratulations on everything.

    Also — LOVE the photos of your cute pets. Adorable.

  8. Everything sounds delicious! And I’d be especially happy with your veggie entree if it really is eggplant parm! Mmm!

  9. That is a ton of food – sounds great! The pets are absolutely adorable. I’m going to show it to my 2 cats in the spirit of getting them to be a bit more cuddly towards each other.

  10. Your menu sounds amazing! Just make sure YOU get to actually eat some of it – I’ve heard of so many brides who don’t sit down long enough to enjoy their own wedding feast!

  11. Can’t believe your day is getting so close! I am so thrilled for you and can’t wait to see all of the pics 🙂
    Your menu sounds so yummy – but even if the regular food were not sounding so good, the red velvet cake would MORE than make up for it!

    Cute pet pic – makes me wanna curl up on a sofa and pass out!

  12. Love the menu! Soooo many options. If I were a guest, I’d be a happy camper, for sure

  13. Your menu sounds yummy! And the bread you made looks delicious…it has me craving fresh french bread with butter.

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