Sure, you could just order pizza for the American election night, but what fun would that be? Instead, check out my suggestions to assemble your own fun election night menu of foods based on traditional food from key battleground states. Because if you are an American, chances are you are thinking of attending or hosting an election night party. There is so much energy around this election that people who previously didn't even think about voting are not only voting this year, but volunteering for campaigns, or at least getting geared up to watch history roll our way as the election results come in. Missouri Indiana Ohio Pennsylvania Florida North Carolina Nevada Virginia Colorado
So why not serve up some election night fun in style?
And it will give your guests something interesting to chat about. As an added bonus, if you click on any of the state titles below, it will link to interesting political analysis and facts about these key swing states.
"This is beginning to look like a five-state election. Those states are Virginia, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Nevada. Essentially all relevant electoral scenarios involve some combination of these five states." --fivethirtyeight.com
Anheuser-Busch beers (HQ in St Louis)
Breaded pork tenderloins and fried biscuits with apple butter.
Anything corn. Try: Cornbread and creamed corn savory bread pudding
Bloody Mary’s: Tomato juice is the official state beverage of Ohio (no kidding), so some up with a twist!
Philly Cheese Dip with Pennsylvania Dutch Pretzels
Key Lime pie
Citrus (lemon, orange or grapefruit) Tart
Hanging Chad Potato Salad
Fried green tomato BLT finger sandwiches
Sweet corn succotash
North Carolina BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Scalloped sweet potatoes with cream, nutmeg and parmesan
Virginia Honey Ham Finger Sandwiches on mini biscuits
Peanut butter pie
Peanut butter cookies
Rocky Mountain Fudge
Mountains of Mashed Potatoes
Colorado-based micro-brew beers
Rocky Mountain rainbow trout
For more state-specific ideas, check out the informative Foodtimeline.org