THE LAND O'LAKES BLOG — Bringing inspiration to those who share our love of good food. —
Ask Becky

Mary Asks:

May 6, 2011 by Becky Becky

Q My daughter will be married on Memorial Day weekend. We will have family and friends over on Monday for the gift-opening. Any ideas for some easy, make-ahead dishes that will taste great? It will be a busy weekend, so I would like to keep it simple.

- Mary


Your idea to keep the meal simple is very wise. After the wedding feast, an uncomplicated yet satisfying meal will be welcome. And, it will keep the focus where it should be – on the newlyweds!

Use a side table or buffet and let guests help themselves to a bountiful Cheese & Fruit Platter plus a deliciously light Wild Rice & Pepper Jack Salad. Add bowls of seasonal wash-and-serve fruits, like blueberries, strawberries or raspberries and your table will decorate itself. And, as you’re still celebrating, we recommend not skipping the dessert! These delightful Tangy Lemon Bars are easy to prepare, and will add a festive touch to your buffet.

Have a wonderful wedding celebration!

Becky Submit A Question For Becky


Your friend thought you might be interested in A Simple Beautiful Buffet


Your friend thought you might be interested in A Simple Beautiful Buffet
Back to Top

• Leave a Comment •

Please correct the item(s) in red below:

Please note, all submissions are screened for content deemed appropriate by Land O'Lakes. Comments are published within 3 business days.

Thank you, your comment has been submitted for approval

• Comments •

From the Test Kitchens...
We like to provide recipe and food solutions to consumers like you. I suggest that you search the web site by entering a search word for the recipe type you are looking for. There is a great amount of information on our web site and this should help you find recipes and information.

Posted May 09 2011 by Cindy

What a wonderful idea for the Gift Opening, my son is getting married next May 27, 2012 and this idea along with the meal presentation is just perfect. Is there any way to read prior questions and comments that have been submitted in the past? I am new with this site and would love to have more ideas and knowledge. Thank you.

Biloxi, MS

Posted May 09 2011 by Karen D.

The Simple Rewards® Club is your personal online resource for exclusive offers and information. It’s also our way of saying “thank you” for trusting Land O’Lakes and inviting us into your home. Membership is free, so sign up today.

FREE Sign Up Includes:
  • Our Measuring Cup® Newsletter Preview »
  • Money-Saving and Exclusive Offers
  • Online Recipe Box

Already a Member? Sign In.


YES. Send me the Measuring Cup® Newsletter.
Cancel and Go Back

Forgot Your Password?

Please correct the items(s) in red below

    We'll email instructions to the address you used to register.

    Reset My Password Cancel and Go Back

    Confirmation Email Sent

    We've sent a confirmation email to the address associated with your account. Check your email and follow the link within 3 hours in order to complete the password reset process.



    Starting February 15th, you will not be able to access your Simple Rewards account due to routine site maintenance. Accounts will return to normal functionality on February 29th.

    Thank you for visiting

    Not a Simple Rewards Member? Join Now. Forgot Your Password?

    Check Your Email

    Look for an email soon with instructions to reset your password.

    If you did not receive the email, please check your email junk folder (just in case) or contact us.

    Hi, I'm Becky. I'm eager to share my best ideas and favorite recipes from my 20+ years in the Land O'Lakes Test Kitchen. I'm also excited to help with any questions you have about cooking and baking with Land O Lakes® products. Some of the questions and answers will be published in our newsletter, The Measuring Cup®. Please use the short form below to ask your questions, or share your tip or memory.

    Please correct the item(s) in red below

    *These fields are required


    Your question has been submitted.

    Close Window