An Italian-American living la dolce vita in the Deep South

An Italian-American living la dolce vita in the Deep South

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

A Family Dinner on Election Night

Sometimes you just need to go with it.

Case in point, all this election hoopla.

Truth be told, we have been enjoying it. This is the first time the older boys have taken an active interest in the political arena, and it's been nice watching these young adults laugh and poke fun at the local political ads, ask questions on issues, and form opinions.

This morning, when they left for school, it dawned on me that today was huge. Yes, there is this little thing called the presidential election, but it's also the day the boys will be witnessing the result of something they've been following for a while now. It is, after all, an event which they are learning to be part of.

So, I needed to make this day special which meant, of course, a celebratory family dinner ... an Election Night Dinner. I thought about including foods from the candidates' home states, but in the end I wanted it to be about us, a family, like many others across the nation, sitting down to wait the election results.

Chicken and Dumplings, crusty bread, fruit parfaits. Comfort food.

And drinking through straws ... straw polls, get it?


GrandmaK said...

Wonderful!!! Cathy

tiziana said...

Meraviglioso, molto molto americano, a noi non verrebbe mai in mente di fare questo. Non so se sei stata soddisfatta delle elezioni.