Debating Over Presidential Debate Snacks
By now you know that both presidential candidates will show up in Oxford, Miss., tonight for the first televised debate of the post-convention season.
In my inbox, I’m seeing a flurry of last-minute invitations to watch the debate, but what I want to know is this: what about the snacks?
In such a close race, should debate-viewing snacks be color coded like these cocktails? Or should there just be something -- anything hard and crunchy -- to chomp on during what will undoubtedly be a nail biter?
Should McCain fans run out to get the fixins for the Arizona senator’s beloved barbecue? And does anyone have a recipe for Palin punch?
Or perhaps, in honor of the debate’s location – Oxford, Miss., also the home to the Southern Foodways Alliance -- there should be some down-home southern chow, like fried chicken or fried catfish. It’s not too late to fry up some of those late-season green tomatoes that never did ripen.
With so little time left in the day (although here on the left coast, lunch is still to come), it is difficult to get creative on such short notice. However, there's still time to whip up a batch of spiced nuts or a Velveeta-free chile con queso for dippin’ and quippin'.
Of course, we all could keep this a budget affair, in keeping with the state of our country's economy. Black beans and rice, anyone? Just five bucks.
Your last-minute debate on the matter, is, as always, encouraged.
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