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White House Super Bowl Menu

Philly Ray Feb 6, 2011 06:52 PM

The White House has released the following menu for the Super Bowl party that President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are hosting at the White House:

– Bratwurst
– Kielbasa
– Cheeseburgers
– Deep Dish Pizza
– Buffalo Wings
– German Potato Salad
– Twice Baked Potatoes
– Snyders Potato Chips and Pretzels
– Chips and Dips
– Salad
– Ice Cream
– Beverages including the following beers: Hinterland Pale Ale & Amber Ale (from Wisconsin), Yuengling Lager and Light (from Pennsylvania) and White House Honey Ale.

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    soupkitten Feb 6, 2011 06:55 PM

    waiduminnit. white house honey ale? you mean to say somebody's got a homebrewing rig in the white house basement?!? is this where joe biden is always disappearing to? ;-P

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    1. re: soupkitten
      NYCkaren Feb 7, 2011 09:23 AM

      There was a story the other day about Jefferson's beer-brewing efforts at Monticello. Maybe the Obamas are using his recipe.

    2. meadandale Feb 7, 2011 06:51 AM

      Where are the carrot sticks Michelle?

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      1. re: meadandale
        celfie Feb 7, 2011 07:29 AM

        no kidding
        if they're going to campaign for lifestyle change, then they should lead by example - this would have been a good instance to demonstrate that one should eat healthily despite occasions

        1. re: celfie
          JasmineG Feb 7, 2011 09:00 AM

          Wait, so because Michelle has a campaign about eating healthy and childhood obesity, it means the Obamas have to eat healthy themselves every single day? They also served 6 kinds of pie for their Thanksgiving menu, is that also outrageous? They both work out every day, and the name of the campaign is "Let's Move," so I'd say that's some good leading by example. It's all about moderation, people.

          1. re: JasmineG
            NYCkaren Feb 7, 2011 09:26 AM

            I agree. They can splurge once in a while. People who are invited to a Super Bowl party expect some rib-sticking food.

            1. re: JasmineG
              FoodChic Feb 7, 2011 09:27 AM

              Exactly. It's the Super Bowl for crying out loud! We eat VERY well year round, but on Christmas, Thanksgiving, Super Bowl, Fat Tuesday and Fourth of July we go all out!
              Big whoop!

              What Michelle is promoting is eating well every other day of the year. Considering the sheer numbers of obesity in this country, a common sense person would get be hind her, not bash her! The Pentagon...THE PENTAGON has come out saying our national fatness is becoming a matter of national security. And yet certian people use the governement as a scapegoat rather than take personal responsiblity for their obscene choices day after day!

              Anyone that has a problem with Michelle's issue of trying to increase the health of our country needs their heads examined!

              1. re: JasmineG
                chowser Feb 7, 2011 02:03 PM

                Right--I even saw a picture of the first family SITTING down. I'm waiting for the uproar that their not moving every minute of the day.

              2. re: celfie
                tommy Feb 7, 2011 11:40 AM

                Absurd. One meal doesn't make you fat or unhealthy. Lifestyles do.

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              jjbourgeois Feb 7, 2011 08:34 AM

              Pretty sad. I guess leading by example doesn't apply to royalty

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              1. re: jjbourgeois
                ChefJune Feb 7, 2011 11:51 AM

                What's sad about it? That they didn't invite you?

                1. re: jjbourgeois
                  laststandchili Feb 7, 2011 12:35 PM

                  There was salad.

                  Hell, my mother in law didn't even bother with salad for the Super Bowl spread.

                  1. re: jjbourgeois
                    chowser Feb 7, 2011 02:02 PM

                    Yeah, no junk food should ever enter their mouths. Michelle Obama talked about moderation, but people seem to ignore the whole message and take the extreme approach to reduce the possibility of rational discussion.

                    1. re: jjbourgeois
                      Stephanie Wong Feb 9, 2011 07:55 PM

                      It's not necessarily what was offered; it's what and how much was consumed.

                      1. re: jjbourgeois
                        marymac Feb 11, 2011 07:36 AM

                        Oh, good grief! They don't pretend to be royalty, and it's one freakin' meal.!

                      2. mattstolz Feb 11, 2011 03:30 AM

                        would anyone else be a little upset if you were at the white house, with a entire professional kitchen, and they busted out bags of snyders, lays, and ranch dip? at the very least i think id be pretty disappointed.

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                        1. re: mattstolz
                          tommy Feb 11, 2011 04:03 AM


                          1. re: mattstolz
                            viperlush Feb 11, 2011 05:53 AM

                            Nope. Snyders is a PA company so that goes with the theme. And they did serve more than pretzels, chips, and dip.

                            And really, if I was invited to a Superbowl party at the WH I would be happy to see something familiar and easy to eat on the snack table.

                            1. re: viperlush
                              mattstolz Feb 11, 2011 07:20 AM

                              fair enough! i think i just like big soft pretzels more than hard bagged ones lol. so maybe its more of a issue with that than with it being pre-prepped

                              1. re: mattstolz
                                gaffk Feb 11, 2011 01:25 PM

                                Me too, but unfortunately Philly rarely (very rarely) reaches the Super Bowl.

                            2. re: mattstolz
                              Philly Ray Feb 11, 2011 06:02 AM

                              If I had been invited to a State Dinner and had to wear my tux, I would probably be disappointed. But if I get to hang out with the President and watch the Super Bowl in the White House, I'll take the ranch dip anytime.

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