Recipes Perfect for a President on this Election Day

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Guest chef, Lisa Lewey-Shields is sharing a few presidential inspired recipes in the CI Kitchen.

Watergate Salad

Ingredients

1 (4 ounce) package instant pistachio pudding mix

1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple with juice, undrained

1 cup miniature marshmallow

12 cup chopped nuts

1 34 cups non-dairy whipped topping, thawed

Directions

Stir pudding mix, pineapple with juice, marshmallows and nuts in a large bowl until well blended.

Gently stir in whipped topping.

Refrigerate one hour or until ready to serve.

Ronald Reagan’s Monkey Bread

Ingredients

1/2 cup raisins

1 1/2 tablespoons dark rum or apple juice

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup packed brown sugar

1/4 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup mashed ripe banana

3 tablespoons low-fat buttermilk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 large egg whites

1/3 cup chopped walnuts

Cooking spray

1 tablespoon powdered sugar

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350°.

Combine the raisins and rum in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at high for 1 minute, and set aside. Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour and the next 3 ingredients (flour through salt) in a bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Set aside.

Combine brown sugar and butter in a large bowl, and beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended. Add banana and next 3 ingredients (banana through egg whites), beating well. Add the flour mixture, beating just until combined. Stir in raisin mixture and walnuts.

Spread the batter into an 8-inch square baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until golden. Cool the bars completely on a wire rack. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

“Pat Nixon’s meatloaf”


2 tablespoons butter
1 cup finely chopped onions
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 slices white bead
1 cup milk
2 pounds lean ground beef
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon salt
Ground black pepper, to taste
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
2 tablespoons tomato puree
2 tablespoons bread crumbs

  1. Grease a 13-by-9-inch baking pan.
  2. Melt butter in a saute pan, add garlic and saute until just golden — do not brown. Let cool.
  3. Dice bread and soak it in milk.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, mix ground beef by hand with sauteed onions and garlic and bread pieces. Add eggs, salt, pepper, parsley, thyme and marjoram and mix by hand in a circular motion.
  5. Turn this mixture into the prepared baking pan and pat into a loaf shape, leaving at least one inch of space around the edges to allow fat to run off.
  6. Brush the top with the tomato puree and sprinkle with bread crumbs. Refrigerate for 1 hour to allow the flavors to penetrate and to firm up the loaf.
  7. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  8. Bake meatloaf on lower shelf of oven for 1 hour, or until meat is cooked through. Pour off accumulated fat several times while baking and after meat is fully cooked. Let stand on wire rack for five minutes before slicing.
  9. Makes 6 servings.”

 

Barack Obama’s Chili

Ingredients

1 pound ground round

2 teaspoons salt-free chili powder blend (such as The Spice Hunter)

1 (14-ounce) package frozen seasoned corn and black beans (such as Pictsweet)

1 (14-ounce) can fat-free, less-sodium beef broth

1 (15-ounce) can seasoned tomato sauce for chili (such as Hunt’s Family Favorites)

Reduced-fat sour cream (optional)

Sliced green onions (optional)

Preparation

1. Combine beef and chili powder blend in a large Dutch oven. Cook 6 minutes over medium-high heat or until beef is browned, stirring to crumble. Drain and return to pan.

2. Stir in frozen corn mixture, broth, and tomato sauce; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes. Uncover and simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

3. Ladle chili into bowls. Top each serving with sour cream and onions, if desired.

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