Monday, February 23, 2009

A Barefoot Wedding?

That's right folks! The Barefoots are getting married! Eventually I will be Mrs. Barefoot. I'm excited about this prospect because I'm not changing my name IRL, but at least I can be Mrs. Barefoot here (and only have one last name...woo!)
The proposal details are simple - we went for a walk, sat on a park bench, and he asked me.
The best part is that as I was making dinner, Mr. Barefoot was telling me he wanted to go for a walk. I was chopping potatoes. They were going to take an hour to cook, but I had a mountain of homework to get done, so I didn't want to go. He talked me into it though, by acting all sad and needy, so I put the potatoes in the oven. Thirty minutes later after he asked me and we were snuggled together on Federal Hill overlooking Baltimore, I was torn between euphoria and fear that the apartment was going to burn down!
Then we headed home and had a delicious dinner of roasted potatoes, fake chicken nuggets and wings, and I think some kind of vegetable.
I will not blog about the wedding here, and am trying to come up with a name for my wedding blog. I may blog about food.
So here are the first questions for the crowd:
1) Is an all vegetarian/pescatarian wedding rude to your carnivorous guests? This will probably not be an option for us, but I like to think about it as a concept.
2) Are tacos or chinese food as catering "tacky" or "cheap"?
3) Design a dream vegetarian wedding menu. Do NOT give me "portabello mushrooms on a bed of pasta with some veggies as a side." I'm looking for substance, with a bit of flair.
4) What about burgers and fries? Tacky? Cheap?


  1. Congratulations! I know you must be so happy and excited, and I am happy for you. As for wedding food, I wouldn't know much but certainly it depends on the type of reception you have. Tyler Cowen, of and, has a lot to say on wedding food, and I recall a post where he said something interesting about serving Korean vegetables.

  2. What about something like this, served family-style at small tables of 8?

    Or you could always do a wine and cheese reception. Or dessert-only. Or breakfast--quiche, pastry, fresh fruit.

    I'll be on the lookout for more...

  3. Congrats!!! And here's what I say: it's YOUR wedding and you can serve whatever you damn well please. Better to have a reception that fits you than one that was made for someone else. It's too special a day for that.