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Election Night Party- what to serve?

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So far we have:
Appetizers:
Chimichangos we can believe in
Yes We Can..talope and proscuitto
Main Course:
BaRACK of Lamb
Desserts:
As American as APPLE PIE
Pumpkin Up the Economy Pie

Anymore suggestions?

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    1. re: mpalmer6c

      Looking more for plays on words than food from the swing states, but thank you anyway.

    2. I suggest "Red, White and Blueberry" pie.

      Blind bake the crust for a blueberry pie.

      Prepare the filling for a blue berry pie, using fresh blueberries in a saucepan and cook
      until thick in the saucepan. Let the mixture cool to room temperature and then mix in gently (so that you don't break them) a cup of fresh, uncooked blueberries to the already
      cooked blueberry mixture.

      Spread a quarter to half inch of Philadelphia cream cheese (or other high quality cream
      cheese without vegetable gums) on the bottom of the now-cooled pie crust. Add the
      now-cool blueberry filling to the blind-baked crust.

      Just before serving, put a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top of the blue berry pie. (If you warm up the pie, the crust will get soggy. So it is better to serve this pie at room temperature or refrigerated. On the other hand, if you warm up the pie before topping it with ice cream, there's a nice temperature contrast and the filling has more flavor, provided that you are willing to put up with the soggy crust.)

      Pour a bottle of maraschino cherries with their liquid in a sauce pan and bring to a low boil until syrupy. This usually takes less than a minute. Let the sauce cool so that it will not melt the vanilla ice cream and drizzle the sauce and cherries over the ice cream and pie. ( A little brandy added to this syrup doesn't hurt, but if you add too much, it is not longer a syrup.)

      There you have it, red, white and blue! Have fun at the party!

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        1. I'm not sure what would be best with lamb but since you seem to have an Obama theme what about a "go green" theme as well?
          -collard greens/mustard greens/beet greens
          -petite peas
          -green salad

          Since we are nearing the end of President Bush's term what about an official ban on all things that start with W?

          1. re: enbell

            What about endive - to elebrate the "end of an era"?
            http://www.chow.com/recipes/13613

        2. My politico son just added Democrat-atouille and my husband has offered bleeding hearts of romaine for a salad course.

          1. My friend is having an election party w a BLUE theme. Some of the things she's having are BLUEfish, salad w BLUE cheese dressing and BLUEberry pie. Go Barack!!

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            1. re: shaebones

              Good idea! I'll get some blue corn chips and add blue cheese to the bleeding hearts of romaine.