Coming together with friends and family after experiencing a loss may be difficult. However, it is the tradition in many faiths and cultures that there be a gathering to celebrate a life well-lived. While many people know that they will have to serve food to guests, family members, and friends that came to support the family of the decedent in these trying times, knowing what kind of food to serve may not be immediately clear.
Providing a meal, or at the very least some snacks after a funeral service will be a very endearing way to thank the people that came out to show their support to the family during this difficult time. If you are the person that has been put in charge of this task but are unsure of what kinds of food may be appropriate to serve after a funeral service, this blog post will help you figure out what to do.
Types of Food You Can Serve During a Funeral Service
If you are in search of quick and easy food to serve at a funeral service, here are some suggestions to help make it easier for you to make this decision.
1 – Meat and Cheese Trays
Meat and cheese trays are convenient grazing options for people to mix and match what they would like to have. There are many different pre-made meat and cheese trays available at supermarkets if you do not have time to put together a tray yourself.
2 – Casseroles
If you have the liberty of making your own dish to serve, casseroles are inexpensive and easy to make. They will also serve a large number of people. You will only need to cook a few casserole dishes to feed the people who come to pay respects to your loved one.
3 – Sandwiches
Sandwiches are another convenient option you may want to consider. They are filling, easy to prepare, and will allow you to feed a crowd of many.
4 – Fruit and Vegetable Platters
Like meat and cheese trays , fruit and vegetable platters are another finger food option that may be available pre-made at your local supermarket or grocery store. Fruits and vegetable platters will give your table spread an option to have something sweet with whatever else you have prepared. Plus, these platters make for easy service and clean-up.
5 – Nuts
Putting out a plate of nuts is one of the easiest ways to serve a crowd and make them feel welcome and appreciated at your loved one’s service. Nuts and other small and easy to serve foods are another tasty yet fairly affordable and inexpensive food option to include in your planned menu for the funeral service.
The list above will have food options that will allow for easy preparation and quick service to people who come in and out of the visitation hall and after a funeral service. These options will not put too much pressure on the family and at the same time making guests feel welcome and their presence appreciated.
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