The Best Ways to Stress-Eat Through Election Night
Every other day of the year, we aim for moderation and mindfulness in our diets. But all bets are off on November 8 — when what many consider to be the most-contentious presidential election in our nation’s history takes place — and we inevitably stress-eat while the results torturously crawl in and the fate of our country is decided. No matter which candidate you plan to check on your ballot, our collective election-night anxiety will be off the charts this Tuesday. So here’s our stress-eating strategy to help you make it through this beautiful (yet totally insane!) thing called the American democratic process, and Election Night 2016.
Soothe frayed nerves by starting your night off with a patriotic Firecracker Shot (pictured above), made with layers of booze-infused red and blue gelatin and topped with a dollop of whipped cream.
Curtail nervous nail biting and hand wringing by giving your digits something else to do. Assemble a pretty platter of Panko-Crusted Chicken and Crudites with Blue Cheese Dip, then pluck a crispy chicken tender or raw veggie spear. Dip and repeat.
If you’re having trouble remembering what makes this country so great, we’ve got the remedy: All-American Mini Burgers and Special Sauce from your favorite “girl next door” turned superstar chef and American success story, Rachael Ray.
Or, if you’re contemplating a move to Canada should your candidate of choice not win the race, cook up what may be your new national dish: the gravy-and-cheese-laden french fry extravaganza known as Poutine.
Election Day Sugar Cookies (which are so much more delicious than those “I voted” stickers!) are the perfect way to celebrate our great democracy, no matter who wins the White House.