I appreciate the input from both of you. I am not offended and welcome your advice. If I stick with the steaks idea, I'll definitely have the butcher help with the cuts of meat. I am going to get a head count and determine my course of action with the meat selection. I may also smoke a roast for those who are finicky and don't want any pink in the middle of their steaks. I have smoked a couple real good briskets in the past, but am not really wanting to smoke all day if I can help it. I can have all the steaks butchered to the same thickness and try to be somewhat "uniform" with all of the steaks.
Here is a copy and paste of my developing menu.
· 1st Course - Appetizers
o Smoked potato skins http://bbq.about.com/od/vegetablerecipes/r/bl80321b.htm (green onions, cheese, bacon/pulled pork/BBQ sauce)
o MOINKS. Buy precooked meat balls, wrap in a 1/2 slice of bacon. Smoke until bacon is crispy. Dip in sauce. Smoke until sauce is tacky. Eat.
o Jalapeño peppers (bacon wrapped ½ jalapeños stuffed with cream cheese/cheddar, bread crumbs, pulled pork or little smokies)
· 2nd Course – Soup/Salad
o Brunswick Stew (wife doesn't like this idea so it'll probably be nixed).
· 3rd Course – Entrée & sides
o Smoked steaks
o Garlic Cheese mashed potatoes
o Green Beans
o Dinner Rolls/butter
· 4th Course – Dessert
o Fondue - (fruit, cake, marshmallows, chocolate)
o Chocolate-covered strawberries
o Sweet Tea
o Diet Coke
We have some fun games planned to include: Valentine’s Pictionary (Guys vs Girls), Guess the Couple - (collect unusual information about couples weddings/marriage), Stack The Hearts (stack conversation heart candy), Not-So-Newlywed Game (use 4 brave couples) and will have a devotional some time throughout the evening.
I'll try to add some pictures. <-- weird - something that was pasted in the message messed up the formatting...