Friday, March 24, 2006

What, Can't You Tell There's A War On From the Curtailed Expenses In The Whitehouse?

Here's another menu from the ever-scrimping Whitehouse in their effort to trim big government - well, wait, wait, don't you think holding fetes like these in the best interest of the American people (or just a small slice of the American People who got to enjoy this feast)?

Yes, you do...I know you do. Oh, and don't you just enjoy the lighthearted quotes from Poor Richard's Almanac? Don't you wish they would follow some of them in the Whitehouse instead of just espouse them?

This soire was held on 23 March 2006. What did you have for dinner then?

Dinner Menu for the Celebration of the 300th Anniversary of Benjamin Franklin's Birth

Gratin of Oysters
Shaved Virginia Country Ham
"If you would have guests merry with cheer, be so yourself, or so at least appear."*

Elysian Fields Lamb
Bordeaux Reduction
Macaroni with Minted Peas
"Great beauty, great strength, and great riches are really and truly of no great us; a right heart exceeds all."*

Tom Thumb Lettuce
Pickled French Radishes
Shallot-Cider Vinaigrette
"Hunger is the best pickle."*

Strawberry-Rhubarb Fool
Almond Tuile Keys
"The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart."*

* Poor Richard's Almanack

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