With President’s Day coming up, many of us will have a nice, long weekend to spend with family and friends. Why not have some fun and celebrate by making a go-to dish of one of your favorite presidents?
To inspire you, we’ve gathered some interesting information about the favorite foods of some of our past presidents.
- President William Howard Taft – Feasted on a huge breakfast every day that usually consisted of a twelve-ounce steak, two oranges, and a lot of buttered toast.
- President John F. Kennedy – Kennedy just about always had soup for lunch, with chowder being a favorite since it was tied to his New England background. Try this recipe for Bay Scallop Chowder.
- President Ronald Reagan – Known for his love of desserts and high-calorie American fare, Reagan enjoyed dining on steak, macaroni and cheese, and chocolate mousse (when his wife was out of town!). Cook up some mac and cheese, grill some steak, or make monkey bread, which is a Reagan family tradition. This Chai Spiced Monkey Bread recipe is especially yummy at this time of year.
- President Theodore Roosevelt – Fried chicken. But not just any fried chicken. It had to be served with white gravy soaked into the meat. Check out this Chicken Fried Steak with Sage Gravy recipe.
- President Thomas Jefferson – Waffles. Not the frozen kind that you throw in the toaster, of course. After trying waffles for the first time while in Holland, he was hooked and even bought a waffle iron! You’ll need to get out your waffle maker and try Aretha Frankenstein’s Waffles of Insane Greatness.
- President George W. Bush – Huevos Rancheros were his choice for a post-church lunch on most Sundays.
- President Barack Obama – Chili. This is definitely a great dish for this time of year. Try this recipe for Just Good Chili .
- President Richard Nixon – He loved his wife’s meatloaf and it was on the family dinner menu about once a month.
If your favorite president’s dish doesn’t appeal to you, then try another one that is more suitable to your tastes. Just have some fun in the kitchen and then enjoy the fruits of your labor!
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