Tuesday, November 4, 2008


On this very important day, election day, I urge you to VOTE! Could you possibly be still undecided? Well if you really need a reason to pick, maybe food can sway you one way or the other. There was a Good Morning America Story in March about the major Presidential Candidate's favorite recipes. Apparently Barack Obama makes a Tasty Chili and John McCain makes Ribs with a Dry Rub. McCain's recipe is simple, made with red meat, and is made on a grill. Obama's is more complex, gives more choice of different kinds of meat, and includes toppings. You can decide which is the most tempting to you.

Personally, I like Chili! Father of Food, well, I'm sure he's going for the Ribs.

Here are the recipes from that GMA story (link to it here) reprinted for your convienence:

Obama Family Chili Recipe
1 large onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
Several cloves of garlic, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound ground turkey or beef
¼ teaspoon ground cumin
¼ teaspoon ground oregano
¼ teaspoon ground turmeric
¼ teaspoon ground basil
1 tablespoon chili powder
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
Several tomatoes, depending on size, chopped
1 can red kidney beans

Saute onions, green pepper and garlic in olive oil until soft.
Add ground meat and brown.
Combine spices together into a mixture, then add to ground meat.
Add red wine vinegar.
Add tomatoes and let simmer, until tomatoes cook down.
Add kidney beans and cook for a few more minutes.

Serve over white or brown rice. Garnish with grated cheddar cheese, onions and sour cream.

McCain's Ribs

Dry Rub:
1/3 part Garlic Powder
1/3 part Salt
1/3 part Pepper
3 lemons

Turn the grill down to low temperature.

Mix together garlic powder, salt and pepper. Then cover both sides of the ribs with that.

Grill ribs, bone side down, for 90 percent of the time. It will take about an hour to an hour and a half. Squeeze the lemon on it frequently, because that makes it taste a lot better.

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