Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Our new President selects a nourishing meal for his luncheon!!!

President Obama elected (haha) to have a luncheon menu that was designed in honor of one of his heroes President Lincoln. Lincoln loved wild game, shellfish and apple cake. Obama's menu included the following dishes:

First Course:

  • Seafood Stew consisting of lobster, scallops, shrimp and black cod

Second Course:

  • Duck Breast w/ Cherry Chutney
  • Herb Roasted Pheasant with Wild Rice Stuffing
  • Molasses Whipped Sweet Potatoes
  • Winter Vegetables - Asparagus, Brussel Sprouts, Carrots, and Wax Beans

Third Course

  • Cinnamon Apple Sponge Cake (not so nourishing but he recipe could be tweaked!!)

If you would like to see the recipes -

All of the recipes could use some tweaking to make them even more nourishing, but it is nice to see that our new Commander and Chief isn't afraid of REAL FOOD!

I think I am going to have to try the seafood stew sans the puff pastry topping and on a much smaller scale. But all that yummy, nourishing seafood in one dish has my mouth watering!! The duck with the cherry chutney sounds really good as well but I would definitely make the chutney a couple of days ahead, nix the cooking, and allow it to sit out and get all good and fermented!!

Which dish would you like to try and how would you tweak it?

1 comment:

  1. That sounds so good. I had to download the recipes. Maybe I could prepare my own inaugural lunch--of course coming up with pheasant and lobster might prove a little difficult.