Election watch party menu ideas focus on color
BY NICOLE MARSHALL MIDDLETON World Scene Writer
Tuesday, November 06, 2012
11/06/12 at 6:52 AM
There are enough decisions to make on Election Day. Do yourself a favor and keep the menu simple for the watch party. You can still have fun with the theme.
Try making regional foods with ties to your favorite candidates.
Cheer on President Obama with Chicago Dogs, one of the favorite foods in his hometown in Illinois.
These boiled hot dogs are served on poppy-seed buns with dill pickle and cucumber spears, sliced tomatoes, sweet pickle relish, pickled peppers, diced onion, yellow mustard and celery salt.
Hot dogs have also been somewhat controversial for the president. Some groups have come out criticizing Obama for eating hot dogs - which are clearly not a health food - during photos. So you can show your support of the president's choice of foods on your watch party buffet.
If former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is your candidate, whip up some Lobster Rolls.
But if you would rather color code your election night buffet, there are plenty of red and blue foods to feature.
To represent Republicans, serve red chili, red salsa, roasted tomato soup or red fruits - like apples and strawberries with dip.
To represent Democrats, serve blue corn enchiladas, blue corn chips with dip, a blue cheese platter or blueberry pie.
To keep it even simpler, make sugar cookies with icing tinted either red or blue.
For these recipes and more, go to tulsaworld.com/taste
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