Tuesday, November 4, 2008

What's for Supper on Election Day?

I love to eat theme suppers on special days, but I just can't figure out what to cook for supper. There are too many good options no matter who you are voting for today.

The options I am considering:

McCain's Babyback Ribs
Palin's Alaskan Salmon
Obama's Chicago Hot dogs
Biden's Favorite Oatmeal Cookies
No seriously...
I think our menu is going to look more like this..

Pigs in a Blanket

1 puff pastry sheet, thawed
6 all-beef hot dogs
1/4 cup heavy cream
3 tablespoons grated Romano cheese
1 tablespoon poppy seeds

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut the pastry into 6 equal strips and cut each strip into 3 pieces. Cut the hot dogs into 3 equal pieces. Place 1 hot dog piece onto a piece of the pastry and roll until the pastry meets itself. Press gently to seal.
Place on a baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining hot dogs and pastry. Brush the pastry tops with the cream and sprinkle half with the cheese and half with the poppy seeds. Place in the top half of the oven until the pastry is puffed and golden, about 15 to 18 minutes. Remove, let cool 5 minutes, and serve with the dipping sauce on the side.

Ham Salad

Baked whole ham
Blue Plate mayonnaise

Let ham cool. Grind ham (preferably using an old-fashioned grinder). Mix to desired consistency with 1 pint of mayonnaise. Serve on crackers.

Quick Apple Cobbler

1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
1/2 stick of butter
3 peeled and sliced apples (or can of apple pie filling)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray glass baking dish with nonstick cooking spray; use 8-by-8-inch or 9-by-13-inch). Add butter and place in oven to melt the butter. When melted, remove from oven and tilt the dish so the butter coats the entire bottom. In a bowl, mix well sugar, flour, milk, baking powder and salt. Pour into baking dish. Top with apples or apple pie filling and sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon. Bake 40 minutes.


Dr. Wifey said...

I'll go with the babyback ribs! what time do we eat? LOL

Carrie said...

Ummmm...address please? No, wait. I won't make it there until tomorrow, so make enough for leftovers, okay?

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

I'm coming over for the party!!
Now, does the menu represent all the "Pork" that McCain will do away with, after he is elected. Or does it represent the "pork bills" that Obama supported?
ha ha ha

Deanna said...

McCain all the way!!!

Angela said...

I think I'd take the McCain ribs ANY day. ;-)