Right Wings, Left Wings, and Obama Cupcakes: Election Night Food from Around the Web

We already gave you our ideas for an election night menu, but we woke up this morning to a flurry of election night meal and menu articles from around the web. Here's a quick rundown of the best. Right wings and left wings, a new American menu, Peeps, and our pick for the best menu suggestion yet - all below. Food for election nightElection night party ideas from the Asheville Citizen-Times. Recipes include traditional Hawaiian poke, all-American apple crostata, and Virginia sweet potato and peanut soup.

Red and blue dinner from the Boulder Daily Camera. This one's a little more high-end (and they continue on that red beet theme) with a Blue Hawaii cocktail, made with Blue Curacao, and a beet salad and blue crab souffle.

What’s for dinner on Election Night? Lots of good ideas from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, including McCain/Obama cookies, Hawaiian Ices, right and left wings (chicken, of course!) and the Kraft red, white, and blue Jell-O parfait.

• Our pick for the best, though: Jane Black's A Culinary Proposal for the Washington Post. Why don't we pay more attention to election night, she asks - and then goes on to argue against frozen pizza and last-minute convenience foods. Election night should represent the best of American food. A quote:

Here's what shouldn't be there: Mini quiches. Frozen pizzas. Chinese takeout.

Here's what could: Warm butternut squash salsa with roasted pumpkin seeds. Homemade wine-pepper biscuits served with a spread of ricotta, spiced apricots and Marcona almonds or with a selection of cheeses. Pulled chipotle pork with avocado cream that can be piled on soft rolls and topped with a dollop of avocado, or layered in a casserole dish for another spicy dip.

Amen! That's definitely something we can all agree on across partisan lines.

More treats and goodies
Obama Cookies

LA Peeps for Obama - at Flickr.

McCain/Palin and Obama cakes at Whole Foods

Election Day Cupcake Toppers

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Any more plans for election night yet?

Related: Election Night Menu Ideas

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