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Simple Tastes for a Simple...sigh

cleanyerplate Mar 7, 2008 07:02 AM

http://www.reuters.com/article/oddlyE...

What did you think about this? I heard about their lunch meeting on the radio, and thought, "Hmm. I wonder what they'll eat." I thought maybe something rugged American but still classy, involving a nice cut of beef (made with a balsamic marinade), a side of bright, snappy asparagus, and maybe some sort of dumb-but-delicious, baked cheesy-potato thing (with crispy bits). Chocolate pots de creme for dessert.

So, this news had me smacking my forehead.

Anyway. Without naming any names, what would /your/ ideal president serve to a bigwig candidate-of-the-same-party for lunch?

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    rweater RE: cleanyerplate Mar 7, 2008 07:23 AM

    ....well, hot dogs are relatively cheap...so maybe they consider it to be fiscally responsible.

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      Blueicus RE: cleanyerplate Mar 7, 2008 09:00 AM

      I'm sorry, but chocolate pots de creme is rugged American?

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        cleanyerplate RE: Blueicus Mar 7, 2008 12:49 PM

        Maybe not, but I can picture ol' W. licking the spoon and maybe getting some on his face and not noticing.

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        MakingSense RE: cleanyerplate Mar 7, 2008 02:11 PM

        Balsamic marinade? Chocolate pots de creme? No. Not them.
        Last week, Sen. McCain was grilling the ribs himself at his cabin for the traveling media.
        And yes, that's a great lunch. What lots of regular Americans were eating at just about the same time that the President and Senator McCain were having lunch. That makes them pretty down to earth folks in my book.

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          jlafler RE: cleanyerplate Mar 8, 2008 08:01 AM

          Chili is nice for a winter day, and certainly unpretentious. And it's versatile -- you can make it vegetarian if necessary, you can make it fancier with garnishes, you can make it super-spicy, or not. The classic for dessert would be pie.

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