Record numbers of people watched the 2016 Presidential Debate last night. Living on the west coast means that the debate started at 6:00 p.m. – dinner time in our home. To pay homage to all presidents past and future, to celebrate that we live in a country where the candidates can and do debate publicly, I created a Presidential Debate Dinner menu.
Coming home from work and having a couple of friends join us for debate watching meant that I needed a quick and easy menu. The fact that it was also 101 degrees outside meant that the oven and stove were staying off. Thinking all-American – it was a hot dogs and apple pie kind of meal.
Presidential Debate Dinner Menu
- Assorted grilled sausage. I picked up four types of sausage to be grilled.
- Two types of fresh buns
- Assorted mustards and condiments
- Wedge Salad topped with both blue cheese and balsamic vinaigrette (blue and red toppings)
- Apple pie (Purchased from bakery – I wasn’t not turning on the oven)
And to get the night started
- Blue Martinis
- Blue Moon beer
This was a quick and easy meal so that the focus of the night could be debate watching. We were a very quiet crowd so we could actually listen and hear what was being said.
I am left with a question. Does Donald Trump really pay zero Federal taxes? I am thankful for all the tax-paying workers that help pay the wages of our military, police and fire. Last week, my school was on a semi-lock down. Within minutes our campus was covered in police making sure that our 600 students were safe. Last night, while we watched the debate, fire fighters were battling a huge blaze visible from our home. I am very thankful for those that keep us safe. I am also thankful for the many teachers like myself that work everyday to educate children and create better communities for all of us.
This is not a political post. You can tell from my drinks that I am with Hillary. But more importantly, go out and vote. Let your voice be heard at the polls.
What would you add to a Presidential Debate Dinner Menu?