Inauguration Party: Need Blue State recipes
Going to an inauguration party and I need your best Blue State recipes ... Any course, and ethnic twist, any recipe ... Should be a great night, and not just the food!
Thanks in advance
SoCal is pretty Blue too! How about tamales?
The great thing about tamales is -- aside from the fact that good ones are so yummy -- that you get them already made and they just take a steaming. Then you can make some great sauces like mole and salsa verde, etc. for your own culinary flourishes and everyone's delight.
If you're not where you have access to really good ones can I suggest ordering them from Corn Maiden? http://www.cornmaidenfoods.com/ They ship and they make them either cocktail- or full-size.
I'm not sure on the availability of seafood where you're at, but anything New England-y involving crab, lobster, Old Bay, and the like should go over well.
state ideas -
wisconsin cheese platter
new england clam chowder
salad with avocado and garlic or oranges (california)
pizza variations - bbq chicken (or fancy continental like wolfgang) pizza (california) and deep dish (chicago) and thin (ny)
dessert - pie (apple or shoofly or BLUEberry or boston creme)
a great napa wine