7 Meals Fit for a President

By Rosie O’Regan

In honor of Presidents’ Day, I did some internet research (i.e. Google) on our POTUSes and what they liked to eat. To no surprise, the results showed that our heads of state had very patriotic palates. These dishes range from All-American classics to twists on your old favorites–they’re delicious on their own, but they would sure look good served up on a White House platter!

George Washington, Cherries

Cherry Cheesecake Ice Cream Sandwich from Coolhaus

Our #1 guy, Mr. Washington himself, went down in history books for his honesty by admitting to his father that he had chopped down a cherry tree–“I cannot tell a lie”. Whether or not that’s the whole story, I’m willing to bet that he felled that tree for the delicious cherries that were just out of his reach. Poor George could have satisfied his cherry fix for a lot less trouble by heading over to Coolhaus and snagging one of their cherry cheesecake ice cream sandwiches.

Cheery Cheesecake Ice Cream Sandwich from Coolhaus

John F. Kennedy, New England Clam Chowder

New England Clam Chowder from Le Mirage Cafe

What’s cookin’ good lookin’? Massachusetts born and bred, JFK had a weakness for a steaming bowl of New England Clam Chowder. The president deserves the best of the best, and you just cannot beat Le Mirage Cafe’s New England Clam Chowder.

New England Clam Chowder from Le Mirage Cafe

Richard Nixon, Meatloaf

Open-Faced Meatloaf Sandwich from The Squeeze

Nixon was a fan of the true American classic–meatloaf. Every night was probably meatloaf night when he was in the White House. However, it is possible to get bored of even the most delicious standby so I’d tell the president to run over to The Squeeze and try their open-faced meatloaf sandwich on a raw bread with veggies, lacto-fermented pickles, caramelized onions and BBQ sauce. Mmgood.

Open-faced Meatloaf Sandwich from The Squeeze

Ronald Reagan, Mac ‘n Cheese

Mac & Cheese from The Milk Truck

Good ol’ mac ‘n cheese was at the top of Ronald Reagan’s list. Leading the free world is a big job, so it’s nice to unwind with a classic comfort food. The Milk Truck’s Mac & Cheese will help you refuel and get back to the Oval Office in no time!

Mac & Cheese from The Milk Truck

George W. Bush, Brisket

Big Bad Brisket from Mike N’ Willie’s

Proving that he’s a southern man through and through, George W. Bush’s number one dish is brisket. Whenever he was feeling homesick sitting in that big white house in DC, he undoubtedly asked for a meal that reminded him of the South. Mr. President, I promise that Mike N’ Willie’s Big Bad Brisket will transport your taste buds straight to Texas.

Big Bad Brisket from Mike N’ Willie’s

Barack Obama, Broccoli

Fresh Mixed Vegetables Vegetarian Platter from 99% Vegetarian 

Not sure if this is a ploy to get Sasha and Malia to eat their vegetables, but Obama claims that broccoli is his favorite food. Well, Mr. President, let me let you in on a little secret–broccoli goes great with other vegetables. Expand your palate with 99%Vegetarian’s Vegetarian Platter which is chock full of fresh mixed vegetables. Pair your favorite, broccoli, with cauliflower, carrots, mushrooms and eggplant, topped with a lemon carrot ginger sauce made from pureed carrots. I got your back, Barack.

Fresh Mixed Vegetables from 99% Vegetarian

If you have dreams of sitting in the Oval Office, this Presidents’ Day treat yourself to a meal fit for the leader of the free world. Who knows, one day it might be you making requests from the White House kitchen!

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e.e.cookies: “Not your Ordinary Cookie”

Today I received a special gift in the mail from our friends at e.e. cookies, nicely wrapped and just waiting to be opened. The box contained over a dozen cookies in assorted flavors, and my coworkers and I immediately sat down to devour them.

The first cookie I tried was the one that looked most appealing to me, White Chocolate Macadamia Nut with Dried Cherries. This cookie was chock full of macadamia and chocolate, and surprisingly filling for its size. This cookie had a perfect consistency, soft but not too soft, slightly buttery and sweet and tart from the chocolate and the cherries.

The Old Fashioned Chocolate Chip cookie had the same softness and light buttery taste to it. For me, this was a perfect chocolate chip cookie. It didn’t have too much chocolate that I was overwhelmed, but it still seemed to melt in my mouth. If I hadn’t tried the macadamia cookie first, this would have been my favorite cookie.

The next cookie I tried was Oatmeal with Dried Cranberries, Blueberries, and Walnut. This cookie had a more home-style flavor to it, reminding me of something I would have had as a kid. This cookie was very soft and chewy, and stuffed with fruit and nuts and what tasted like a light cinnamon flavor.

Although I was starting to get full, I powered on to try the Triple Chocolate Chip with Pecans. This cookie might be perfect for some people who really love a chocolaty cookie, but I found the triple chocolate to be a little too much chocolate for me to handle. The pecans were tasty but the chocolate to nut ratio was too high for me to really enjoy them. Either that, or by my fourth cookie I was getting tired of chocolate.

The Peanut Butter cookie came next, since I decided I needed a short break from all the chocolate. The cookie was much less chunky than the others, but still had crushed M&M’s inside, and a mild peanut butter taste. This cookie was a welcome relief from the much richer ones.

At last I tried the cookie I’d secretly been saving, the dark Chocolate with Dried Cherries and Dark Chocolate Chunks. As a huge dark chocolate fan, I had high expectations for this cookie, and it did not disappoint. The cookie had a rich, dark chocolate flavor that at times was more bitter than sweet, until I bit into a chocolate chunk. The cherries added a perfect tartness to the cookie, making it extremely well balanced, chewy and delicious. This was a perfect cookie to end on because it was less sweet, but still excellent.

You can order e.e.cookies on their website, and sample the other flavors that I haven’t tried. The website offers various packes, including a design your own cookie option, which would be great for parties or events. A special thank you goes out to Kori for treating us to these delicious cookies, and we’ll be keeping our eye on them in the future.

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