Saturday, August 30, 2008

Wedding menu

My kitchen has not been a bastion of creative cookery it used to be. At the moment there are a couple dirty coffee cups in it, and a saucepan with some fruit that topped our pancakes this morning. I quickly gave up on the wedding cake idea. Well, not that quickly actually. I tried about 3 cakes (the birthday cake, a chocolate sour cream cake and a key lime cheesecake) and finally stopped when a friend called me and left a desperate message on my phone saying, "are you crazy? don't try to make your cake. the wedding will be stressful enough." She wasn't the only one raising eyebrows, but it was enough to dissuade me.

Though I haven't compiled many wedding-worthy recipes recently, I have managed to come up with is a list of great local resources for our wedding. As are many families, we are on a tight wedding budget. By being creative about our spending, we have managed to seek out some great local talent, and that is a cause for celebration. Here's a list so far:

1.The dress--My friend Thuy Nguyen of Madison, WI is a talented seamstress and is making a one-of-a-kind dress. The pattern is Badgley Mischka, with embellishments.

2.The fabric--dupioni silk and silk organza bought at a local fabric store Gayfeather Fabrics.

3. The food--African food from Africana, Madison's new restaurant/lounge. The food is great. they will make vegetarian mafe, jollof rice with beef, and grilled chicken and plantain. South African wines and New Glarus beer will quench our thirst!

4. The music--DJ Laurie will be spinning music from the African diaspora!

5. The Cake-- Carl's cakes.

Alright, expect some pictures soon!
That's all for now folks.

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