a chicken in every pot pie

It seemed like a lot of people were cooking some kind of Presidential-themed food yesterday in honor of the inauguration–pineapple-based dishes for Obama's Hawaiian background or Chicago style hot dogs or pizza etc. I can't claim to have had any such forethought or intention but when I was making these individual biscuit-topped chicken potpies I did think about Herbert Hoover's famous 1928 election promise: "a chicken in every pot and a car in every garage." Of course, shortly after he said that the country plunged into the Great Depression. So maybe this dinner was actually a send-off to the more recent Republican President whose record of failure rivals Hoover's. In any case, it was a tasty dinner to mark the start of better days ahead.

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