A Winner…and On the Road in July!

First and foremost, we have a WINNER of the Van’s Natural Foods Products giveaway! Thanks to ALL who entered, but…AMY DESROSIERS, you are the winner! Shoot me an email at Kristen@theroadtodomestication.com and I will hook you up! Congratulations!

And now, back to our regularly-scheduled programming…

Happy August, all! As always, when we reach the beginning of the new month, I like to take a look back on the top posts from the previous month! So, here are the top five posts here on The Road to Domestication during the month of July!

1. DIY Summer Wreath – I’m glad this one made the list! I had a lot of fun creating this!

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Insider Tips on Saving Catering Costs – A Guest Post!

Ah, summer. Lots of extra things happen in the summer months, but events especially! Family reunions, barbecues and fish boils, weddings…the list goes on! And yes, here on the blog, you all know that I try to make most food myself for all of our celebrations…but sometimes, especially with weddings, you just need a little assistance, right?

So when professional blogger Suzan Hall contacted me and wanted to submit an article about saving on wedding catering costs, I jumped at it! If any of you have ever planned a wedding, you KNOW what it’s like to try and keep costs down! And if you’re planning a wedding or large event in the future and need a little help…you’ve come to the right place! Let’s see what Suzan had to say…

First and foremost, congratulations on your engagement! One of the happiest days of your life also happens to be one of the most expensive, and figuring out how much to spend to make your dream wedding a reality is no small feat. We understand how exciting yet challenging planning a wedding can be. Caterers can help you shave costs at your wedding reception without sacrificing the quality of your event, because food is a huge expense in most wedding budgets. Here are some easy ways to lower your wedding catering costs.

Plan a specific course
Are you looking to have alternate serves, i.e. two options for each course? How’s having one option for entrée, two for main meal and then dessert. This will reduce the cost of extra starters.

Keep your cool
Hot starters require more equipment in the kitchen, which means more cost. Stick to cold dishes to save money.

Serve on table
Hand pass appetizers rather than setting them out for guests to serve themselves. Caterers say guests consume 40 percent fewer pieces this way.

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