Election Night Party- what to serve?
So far we have:
Chimichangos we can believe in
Yes We Can..talope and proscuitto
BaRACK of Lamb
As American as APPLE PIE
Pumpkin Up the Economy Pie
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!
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
Since we are nearing the end of President Bush's term what about an official ban on all things that start with W?
My politico son just added Democrat-atouille and my husband has offered bleeding hearts of romaine for a salad course.
A side of Good Bye-den to Bush Beans and for dessert, Oh! Bamama Cream Pie! How about a roasted pig with lipstick? And Baked Alaska?
Is this too corny... "Not-an-Arab" salad - tomatoes, cucumbers (plus or minus red onions, green pepper, olives, chickpeas) with an olive oil, garlic, parsley, lemon dressing. (recalling the remarks of the woman at the McCain rally that was afraid because she believed Obama was an Arab)
(I'm trying to think of things to round out your menu that goes well with lamb)
Maybe a Joe the PLUM-ber tart?
I read somewhere that Barack loves Italian food, brocoli, spinach and pumpkin pie.
So you can come up with several ideas from there. So we're making Obamacarbonara, bluecheese salad, and blueberry pie will be one mandatory item at my party!!!
Put foods on two separate tables - one to the right and one to the left... put Biden/Obama punned foods on the left, and McCain/Palin foods on the right...
2 ounce 10 Cane Rum
1 ounce Pomegranate Juice
3/4 ounce Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
Dash Simple Syrup
Garnish: Pomegranate Seeds or Lemon Twist
Directions: In a mixing glass, combine all ingredients. Add ice and shake vigorously. Strain into martini glass. Garnish with pomegranate seeds or lemon twist.
2 ounce 10 Cane Rum
1 ounce Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
1 ounce Simple Syrup
8-10 Mint Leaves
Splash of Club Soda
Garnish: Mint Sprig
Directions: Place mint leaves and simple syrup in the bottom of a tall glass. Press gently with a muddler. Fill with cracked ice. Add 10 Cane and lime juice. Stir gently and top off with soda. Garnish with a mint sprig.
How about this: Farfalle With Gorgonzola, Arugula and Cherry Tomatoes <http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/24/din...> (New York Times).
It's got arugula (which Obama was teased about liking) and BLUE cheese.
Or, if you're lucky enough to live there, there's also authentic Chicago deep-dish pizza, for the junior senator from Illinois.
Here's what we're planning:
Liberal Elite Baked Brie
Campaign Trail Mix
Pork Barrel Sausage Dip
Lipstick on Pigs in a Blanket (Pigs in a Blanket w/red dipping sauce)
Spread the Wealth spinach spread
Bailout Bagels and Lox
Swing State Toss-up Salad
Change we can believe in Chili
MooseTrack Palin Sundae
Joe the Plumber cocktail (recipe online)
Maverick cocktail (recipe online)