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Election Night Party- what to serve?

ola Oct 25, 2008 03:02 PM

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

Anymore suggestions?

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    mpalmer6c Oct 25, 2008 03:23 PM

    Here are some ideas:


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    1. re: mpalmer6c
      ola Oct 25, 2008 03:27 PM

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

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      gfr1111 Oct 25, 2008 03:32 PM

      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!

      1. enbell Oct 25, 2008 04:03 PM

        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?

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        1. re: enbell
          enbell Oct 25, 2008 06:10 PM

          What about endive - to elebrate the "end of an era"?

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          ola Oct 25, 2008 06:19 PM

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

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            shaebones Oct 26, 2008 02:19 AM

            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
              ola Oct 26, 2008 08:27 AM

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

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              silvergirl Oct 26, 2008 09:14 AM

              Yes we cantalope and proscuitto also known as proscuitto and melon -oma?

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              1. re: silvergirl
                perk Oct 26, 2008 04:56 PM

                now THAT'S funny, silvergirl!

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                Waverly SGV Oct 26, 2008 11:56 AM

                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?

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                  Mellicita Oct 26, 2008 04:28 PM

                  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?

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                    Missyme Oct 26, 2008 06:02 PM

                    Maybe there are some who will have to eat crow??

                    1. FoodChic Oct 26, 2008 07:32 PM

                      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!!!

                      1. Emme Oct 26, 2008 07:49 PM

                        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...

                        For drinks,

                        Obama Poma

                        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.

                        McCane Mojito

                        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.

                        1. greedygirl Oct 27, 2008 04:51 AM

                          BaRACK of Lamb - love it!

                          1. HFXNS Oct 27, 2008 12:16 PM

                            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.

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                            1. re: HFXNS
                              ola Oct 27, 2008 03:25 PM

                              and since gorgonzola is a blue cheese, it's perfect!

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                              adamshoe Oct 27, 2008 04:04 PM

                              Obamataramasalata- Crill baby, crill...

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                                chowmel Oct 27, 2008 05:52 PM

                                Black and White cookies !

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                                1. re: chowmel
                                  nbermas Oct 29, 2008 01:07 PM

                                  chowmel:Is this a funny comment?

                                  1. re: nbermas
                                    chowmel Oct 29, 2008 05:32 PM

                                    Did you laugh? Yes its funny - at least to me. This election looks like my family - white, black, old, refined, cranky and yes - diva !

                                    1. re: chowmel
                                      FoodChic Oct 29, 2008 08:40 PM

                                      Love it, Chowmel. There are so many families like this!

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                                  MsPlutarch Oct 29, 2008 07:35 AM

                                  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)

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                                    swsidejim Oct 29, 2008 07:45 AM

                                    I believe some Kool-Aid would be appropriate, and perhaps a "pie in the sky" for desert.

                                    1. greedygirl Oct 29, 2008 08:38 AM

                                      Do you have McCain oven chips (french fries) in the US?

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                                      1. re: greedygirl
                                        BobB Oct 29, 2008 01:39 PM

                                        No, alas.

                                        1. re: greedygirl
                                          queenscook Oct 29, 2008 07:00 PM

                                          re: Do you have McCain oven chips (french fries) in the US?

                                          I think the person who said "No" is wrong. I know I have definitely seen a brand of french fries, curly fries, etc. called McCain here in NY.

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                                          StephanieInCA Oct 29, 2008 09:38 AM

                                          I'm keeping it simple: Mojitos, Sangria and faux-homemade pizza margherita.

                                          Here's a how-to: http://tinyurl.com/6a7e4k

                                          1. blue room Oct 29, 2008 12:10 PM

                                            Acceptancepeaches, Baked Alaska

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                                              BangorDin Oct 29, 2008 12:22 PM

                                              You'll be preparing either the Last Supper or Thanksgiving Dinner!

                                              1. pikawicca Oct 29, 2008 05:43 PM

                                                Gruel. Whoever wins, the economy is in the toilet and it's budget fare for many months to come.

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                                                1. re: pikawicca
                                                  adamshoe Oct 29, 2008 05:59 PM

                                                  Cue the chorus...."Food, glorious food....." I loves me some gruel. "Please, sir, can I have some more?" MORE?!?!

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                                                  ola Nov 2, 2008 10:19 AM

                                                  Decided that we can't afford the BaRACK of lamb and are serving Baby Barack Ribs instead.

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