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View From Your Table


St. Francisville, Louisiana

Here’s the view from my coffee table right now. I’m blogging, jumping around the news channels, and eating mustard greens from my dad’s garden, baked Louisiana yams (with French butter I brought home from my trip), and my wife’s buttermilk cornbread from her grandmother’s recipe.

What are you eating and drinking as you watch the returns on Election Night?

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11 Comments To "View From Your Table"

#1 Comment By tmatt On November 6, 2012 @ 7:09 pm

Roasted chicken with field peas over rice.

Later, hot chocolate.

#2 Comment By Peter H On November 6, 2012 @ 7:44 pm

Just finished off a piece of “Mankato Butter Cake” from [2] a favorite bakery in south Minneapolis.

Later, a salad of beets, cucumbers, peppers, cauliflower, and carrots — all purchased at the St. Paul Farmer’s Market.

#3 Comment By Dommerdog On November 6, 2012 @ 7:46 pm

That looks yummy. My election night fare: leftover Central Market lasagna and leftover Turlato Family Vineyard 2008 Pinot Grigio. Still delicious!

I didn’t intend to have leftovers for the election night and wonder how that bodes for the election: leftover president? I’m not too sure about how delicious that will be but que sera sera.

#4 Comment By Will in Mississippi On November 6, 2012 @ 8:10 pm

Jambalaya with bread and a bottle of beaujeaulais. I don’t know why a lot of people disparage that wine. I do know, however, why they disparage both candidates on offer today.

#5 Comment By Jeffersonian On November 6, 2012 @ 8:27 pm

Tea with two sugars and milk

#6 Comment By pilgrim On November 6, 2012 @ 8:35 pm

Decaf maxwell house here in craptastic Ohio.

My husband just got home from a long day working at the polls here in a NW suburb of Columbus. 180-150 for Romney at that precinct.
What a wonderful country, vote by vote. Men died for this.
And what good families the Obamas and Romneys are, and how I hope the wives and children weather this and go on to have good lives, no matter who wins.

#7 Comment By Beth On November 6, 2012 @ 8:36 pm

Grilled flanksteak, marinated in “Lud’s Sauce” ( made in Hackberry, LA), roasted new potatoes seasoned with salt, pepper, dill and olive oil, and fresh spinach sauteed in olive oil, garlic and lemon juice. All washed down with a good Cabernet. Hope the election results are as good as the dinner!

#8 Comment By Mike On November 6, 2012 @ 9:09 pm

Popcorn and margaritas. I wish I had something profound to say about that, but in reality we ran out of room in the fridge and the bottle of margs had to go. Expediency.

On second thought, I guess that is somewhat appropriate for political viewing.

#9 Comment By Sands On November 6, 2012 @ 9:19 pm

A big ol’ pot of I Don’t Really Give A Damn Who Wins This stew. Washing it down with a Cynical Pale Ale from Sands Brewery.

#10 Comment By Dan On November 6, 2012 @ 9:30 pm

Copper River salmon and rice.

#11 Comment By cecelia On November 6, 2012 @ 10:35 pm

we are waiting for snow now – cause ya’know – Sandy wasn’t enough! So in anticipation of some snow covered trees coming down and losing power – I cleaned the fridge out of leftovers – so green pea with ham soup for me and turkey with home made cranberry sauce sandwiches for the rest.

Then I am going to settle down in front of the TV and watch the election results with a cold Heineken.