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President Obama's Luncheon

 
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Erin



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:24 pm    Post subject: President Obama's Luncheon Reply with quote

Even if you aren't interested in the inauguration, if you are visiting Chocolate and Zucchini you may be interested in the menu of the day.

http://inaugural.senate.gov/luncheon/
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 2:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AnthonyStanley11, hop to it! Wink 'n do let us know how it goes...

Molasses Whipped Sweet Potatoes
Yield: 2 quarts
Ingredients
3 large sweet potatoes, about 3 pounds
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 teaspoon kosher salt
¼ cup orange juice
½ tablespoon of brown sugar
1 tablespoon of molasses
1 teaspoon of ground cumin
2 tablespoons maple syrup
Directions
1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Place sweet potatoes on a baking sheet and roast until easily pierced with a fork, about 1 hour.
3. Peel the skin off of the sweet potatoes while still hot.By hand or mixer, smash potatoes until all large chunks are gone. Combine the potatoes, butter, salt, orange juice, brown sugar, ground cumin, molasses and maple syrup in a large bowl. Continue to mix all together until all lumps are gone. Adjust any of the seasonings to your specific tastes. Can be made the day before
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was happy up until I read the dessert and saw the pairing with "California Champagne". Evil or Very Mad They drank sparkling wine. Unless the bottle was Veuve Clicquot or my personal favorite, Taittinger, they did not have champagne. Now I will step off my soap box and enjoy the rest of inauguration. Wink
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Erin



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree, there's been an obnoxious ad campaign about California "Champagne" lately. Just because they use a French word doesn not make it more fancy. I do however think it is great that they used American foods, sort of gives one a shot of pride.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 2:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thought it was almost illegal to name something champagne if it's not...in Australia it's been years since the word was used to refer to bubbles produced in Australia..

http://www.gadling.com/2008/04/07/conflict-bubbles-over-swiss-champagne/

oh those naughty Swiss Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 12:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am not sure what the rules are in Oz, but I know it's illegal in the EU. Since we are neither our "clever" marketers have decided to ignore such things. They haven't really noticed that we have learned a thing or two about food and drink over the years.

Ahh. . . out dated marketing ploys. When I was six I thought all British people did was drive around the countryside exchanging jars of mustard.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 5:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ah Erin, 'n now you realise that some British people drive around the countryside exchanging jars of mustard. Wink

Wait! Is that not countryside Griffin...jar of mustard in hand...
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mustard no. But chutneys, definitely! And jams/preserves. In fact the Women's Institute is famous for home made jam and chutney making.

Tho' Erin, you do know that mustard is the real British currency and we only use pounds sterling for overseas shopping.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a marvelous place. If you don't get the kind you want do you just keep driving until you find someone with a jar of Major Grey's to exchange?
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