Wondering what to eat while your stomach's tied in knots wondering who will become the next president of the United States? Do Ralph Nader or Cynthia McKinney really stand a shot at winning the White House? Mmmmm, no. But while I'm waiting to see if the nation will elect its first African-American president or its first female VP, I'll be at the very least planning an all-American meal.
And so, over the next few days, I'll be posting recipe ideas based on the home states of the presidential and vice-presidential candidates, plus some of the better-known third-party candidates for president.
I'll be posting some ideas tomorrow and Monday in case you have some time and money available. I haven't quite decided what I might make, or if it's even feasible (do I realy have the money for this?), and I'll just give up and eat that most all-American of meals, the hamburger.
It looks like most of the US map is represented by our choices at the ballot box!
ENTREES - PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEES
JOHN McCAIN (Republican - Arizona) - covering the Southwest
BARACK OBAMA (Democrat - Illinois; born - Hawaii) - covering the Midwest and the Pacific
APPETIZERS - VICE-PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEES
JOE BIDEN (Democrat - Delaware; born - Pennsylvania) - covering the Mid-Atlantic and the Northeast
SARAH PALIN (Republican - Alaska) - covering the Pacific Northwest
SIDES AND DESSERTS - THIRD PARTY PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEES
BOB BARR (Libertarian - Georgia); CYNTHIA McKINNEY (Green - Georgia) - covering the South
RALPH NADER (Independent - Connecticut) - covering New England
The menu is still not set, but I have some ideas already. First stop: Illinois and Arizona, for our major party presidential nominees...
* Photo of "Double-Crusted Apple Pie" linked from MyRecipes.com.