Most of America stayed up way past our bedtimes on Tuesday night awaiting election results, concession speeches, and acceptance speeches. In the east, it was well past 1:00 in the morning when re-elected President Barack Obama took to the podium. Being up late like that under any circumstances leads to the munchies, but add in nail-biting stress and anxiety and you’ve got a very hungry electorate.
It’s not likely the president was too hungry by the time he gave a rousing acceptance speech. He had a quiet dinner at his private Chicago home with his wife, daughters, and extended family. This after his election-day tradition of playing basketball, which, reportedly, he won by 20 points! We’d even venture a bet that he enjoyed the first White House brewed beer.
No word on what was served, but we think the president could have had his choice of anything he wanted from a menu of his favorite things. He’s known for having a fairly healthy diet on his own, but it’s no doubt been improved by Michelle Obama’s anti-obesity efforts. From chili to tacos and homegrown vegetables in the White House’s first garden, Barack Obama’s favorite foods are as all-American as he is.
Get a taste of White House life by preparing one of these recipes in your own kitchen!
Obama’s Favorite Chicken Tacos. A recipe created by Chef Rick Bayless, these tacos were served in 2010 during a White House State Dinner hosting Mexico. Chicken marinates in apple cider vinegar, garlic, cloves, and oregano before being grilled, chopped, and wrapped in soft corn tortillas with tomatillo salsa.
Barack Obama Chili. This is the president’s personal chili recipe, and it’s worthy of warming up any cold winter night. Made with ground beef or ground chili, this hearty dish is seasoned with cumin, turmeric, chili powder, and loaded with tomatoes, green peppers, and kidney beans.
Barack Obama Pizza Burger. During the 2008 election, Food Network crafted this burger in honor of the then nominee, inspired by his Chicago roots. It’s not the healthiest meal ever created, but we offer a few suggestions for reducing the beef, butter, and cheese for a flavorful yet more healthful burger.
Molasses Whipped Sweet Potaoes. This indulgent side dish was just one of the recipes served at Obama’s inaugural luncheon in January 2009. Find this recipe and those for the entire menu over at DietsInReview.com!
By Brandi Koskie for DietsInReview.com. Image by Dana Shultz / DietsInReview.com.