Election Night Party Food

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Photographs from Huffington Post

Staring at the screen tomorrow night, watching as states light up red and blue, will require energy. Depending on the winner, it may also require comfort food. Here's some ideas for your election night party menu:

Savory

  • "Right Wings" (recipe)
  • Pork Barrel Tenderloin (recipe)
  • Baked ACORN Squash (recipe)
  • War "Hero" Sandwiches (recipes)
  • Obama's Favorite Chili (recipe)
  • Elitist Foods Involving Arugula (recipes)
  • McCain Frozen Foods (more info)
  • Sloppy Plumber Joes (recipe)

Sweet

  • Red State Velvet Cake (recipe)
  • 18th Century Election Cake (recipe)
  • Obama and McCain Gingerbread Men (recipe from Bobby Flay)
  • Cindy McCain's Potentially Plagiarized Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies (recipe)
  • Michele Obama's Amaretto Shortbread (recipe)
  • Baked Alaska (recipe from Gael Gand)
  • Elephant Ears and Donkey Tails Puff Pastry (recipe from Rachael Ray)

Beverages

  • Palin Syrah Wine (more info)
  • I Can See White Russians From My House (recipe)
  • Jones Soda Campaign Cola (more info)
  • Coffee (it could be a late night before polls close)

Related: Serious eaters' suggestions in Talk!

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