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St. Valentine’s Day Love Potion Drink
Special Surprise Love Potion!
HIBISCUS MEANS ABUNDANCE
Deliver a caring message to the one you love. Attach a sweet Hershey Kiss to the bottom of a heart lollipop and put it inside this delightful drink. Use your favorite sparkling wine or lemon-lime soda, and blend it with a touch of sweet Hibiscus syrup. An open Hibiscus flower floats on the top of this cocktail. adding that “you are so special” touch.
Special Presidential Recipes
President Millard Fillmore
President Richard M. Nixon
Fresh vibrant tomatoes bursting forth with flavor – a favorite of more than one President and served often in the White House for elegant dinner parties. One taste of these bold and beautiful tomatoes makes your dinner a real winner.
President George H. Bush
*For this President – it’s an easy-to-make attractive party salad, simple and so delicious. That’s his style. Just layer on the ingredients in a large, clear glass bowl. It’s a salad that’s cool, crisp, and perfect for any party.
President Barack Obama
A winning “bakeoff” chocolate chip cookie with Presidential style – First Lady Michelle Obama won the Family Circle sponsored contest in 2012. It contains three kinds of chips, white, mint, and milk chocolate, as well as chopped walnuts. All-natural butter in this updated recipe creates a crunchy texture and melt-in-your-mouth richness. It’s our All-American favorite cookie with a touch of inspiration.
President John Quincy Adams
Serve this early American specialty at your next party. The croquettes are made from cooked fine chopped chicken and smoked ham, and are shaped into small balls or flat cakes. Simply coat them with egg and breadcrumbs. Then fry until golden brown and very crisp. They resemble hearty meatballs and can be served as an appetizer or main course accompanied with ketchup and mustard.
President John F. Kennedy
Entertaining was elevated to the highest level during President Kennedy’s term of office. His wife, Jackie Kennedy, preferred French cooking and hired Rene Verdon to oversee the White House kitchen, which ushered in a period of “fine art” and elegance.
President Rutherford B. Hayes
For state dinners, this President featured bill of fare in the center with the names of the guests around the edges. Potatoes and parsnips were often served at their elegant dinners. The vegetables make a perfect pairing in this side dish, elegant, delicious, and beautiful to serve.
President James Monroe
President Abraham Lincoln
This recipe was a favorite of several Presidents. It was served at Abraham Lincoln’s Inaugural Luncheon at the Willard Hotel in Washington in 1861. President Kennedy christened it with a fancy title, Boula-Boula American Soup. It has a rich flavor and is a delightful addition to a dinner menu.
Download pdf- Recipe for Mock Turtle Soup
During President Washington’s time, it was a difficult task to harmonize aristocratic exclusiveness with republican simplicity. On occasion as many as ten or fifteen extra guests, invited or uninvited, were at their impressive table. The First Lady greeted all of her guests; they bowed or curtsied respectfully and were seated. There were amazing quantities of food with a typical dinner consisting of soup, roasted or boiled fish, meats, fowl and more. This President even entertained at breakfast, thus starting the breakfast business meetings. He preferred simple hearty meals over the fancy ones, but offered a generous delicious selection of dishes to his guests His food choices illustrated the nation’s dependence of local food sources, but you can find those little touches of his English heritage in his selection of wine, puddings, and cream trifles.
The first American recipe for ice cream is in the writing of this President Thomas Jefferson of the United States. He was a widower of nineteen years.
You might be surprised to discover that iced cream was introduced from the start of our Presidential culinary history. You will see it included with George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and Dolly Madison, who served a form of this at elaborate dinners. But the first real American recipe for ice cream was jotted down by this President, who helped to popularize it by serving it often at his House in Washington.
It appears that ice cream reached the table formed in small balls, which were enclosed in cases of warm pastry.
President James Madison’s administration reintroduced the protocol and ceremony from the days of Washington and Adams. The food on the table was always luxurious and might include three to four kinds of meat, three or four kinds of bread, fresh vegetables, fruit, pastry, champagne, and ice. While they are called cakes, actually they are fluffy dinner rolls.