We’re waiting for election results, and it’s so exciting!
While I may be biting my nails (OK Mom, I’ll stop that), I really hope we’re going to have a new American president from this 2012 presidential election, and that new president would be Mitt Romney.
OK, so it’s only 6:16 PM my time in Texas (that would be 7:15 PM in the east), so I don’t know for SURE, but just in case, and because I’m hoping we’ll see a Mitt Romney – Paul Ryan win tonight, my family is getting a GOP dinner!
All right, so I’m not paying too much attention to making dinner right now, or even eating it, but I thought ahead, a little anyway, and we’re having a Republican Red State Dinner that was simple to put together in advance.
It is an easy dinner, REAL easy, both to make and to eat, so we can all sit here and enjoy the election results. But believe me, my thoughts on on the color “red” tonight.
Here’s my family’s Election Day dinner and the quick and easy recipes I used so we could be on a GOP watch tonight!
Oh, and hope you don’t mind, but since I’m watching the first bits of news coming in with the first of the polls closing, my recipes will be REAL short.
Pink Shrimp with Red Salsa with Muli-Grain Crackers
This easy shrimp salad recipe is just the thing for a busy night like tonight!
Just grab a frozen 1-pound bag of pink shrimp and mix it with a couple cups of fresh salsa.
Add a couple teaspoons garlic power and a few shakes of red cayenne pepper, and stir.
Let thaw in refrigerator until ready to serve.
We’re using Cracked Pepper and Olive Oil Wheat Crackers, but any crackers would do just fine.
Republican Red Jello Salad With Tropical Fruit
Combine the following in a bowl:
1-12 ounce container Cool Whip
1 small package red Jello, I used strawberry, (just the powder, don’t actually make the jello)
1 can drained crushed pineapple
1 can drained mandarin oranges
1 cup shredded coconut
2 cups miniature marshmallows
When all combined, store in refrigerator until ready to serve.
Popcorn While We Watch the Election Results
I know… I know…
Popcorn isn’t red. However, I made it in my red popcorn popper!
I think we’ll have some iced green tea then too, but don’t think that means I’d put my money into Solendra. It’s just that green tea is a healthy drink, that’s it.
OK, gotta get going so we can actually eat and watch the results roll in!
Before I go, i thought I would add that I am also kind of thinking we’ll be eating Ann Romney’s recipe for buttermilk pancakes tomorrow morning. Yea, that sounds like a real good idea!
I wish you all a happy Election Day. However, if your (or my) candidate is not the one to win, I pray the Good Lord will still bring us all together as we continue in life and work together for a better tomorrow. No matter who wins, our Heavenly Father is really the One in control.
But as for me and my house tonight… Go Mitt!
AFTER THE VOTER COUNT UPDATE:
It’s 10:45 PM CST where I live, and many of the media outlets have called the election for President Barack Obama. There are a lot of votes left still to be actually counted, so we’ll see.
I stand by what I said earlier though… that regardless of who is President of The United States, the Lord God is in control.
Dear Father, Thank you for your wisdom which is far superior than ours could ever be. You know what you need to happen for your perfect Will to be enacted. You also know what we can handle, and you provide the strength we need when we are weak. Protect America and your people; bless The United States of America, and bless each one of us, our families, our jobs, our children, our selves.
If there WERE any mistakes made, please make them fully evident, and may a correction be made. If this was your Will, show us our way with the president that we will have, and please do not forget your faithful people. And maybe more importantly, we need to not forget YOU, Heavenly Father.
For those of us who may not understand this election, keep these verses in your hearts:
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11
Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:6
Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved. Psalm 55:22
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. Matthew 11:28-29
And I retire with this in my mind, knowing that we have already received the blessing we REALLY need:
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3: 16
It’s hard to say this; it’s hard to think this is the best path, but those of you who are disappointed, perhaps concerned, go in peace knowing you STILL have an Almighty God that is with you. You are not alone. You are not alone.
Good night to all.