Being the Commander in Chief is no easy task. So how do they unwind after a long day? With a delicious meal of course.
Celebrate Presidents' Day by whipping up one of their beloved foods. From the White House to your house, these are tried and true American favorites.
1. President Barack Obama – Broccoli
While the President and the First Lady have a penchant for all types of cuisine, last year Barack Obama admitted that his favorite food is actually broccoli. This cruciferous vegetable may have been vilified by former President George H.W. Bush but thankfully there are many ways to enjoy this little green member of the cabbage family.
Recipe: Cheddar, Ham and Broccoli Quiche
2. Former President George W. Bush – Chicken Pot Pie
President George W. Bush loved Tex-Mex and classic home cooking. Nothing beats a taste of home quite like a chicken pot pie so try this lightened up version to keep your heart – and waistline—happy.
Recipe: Skinny Chicken Pot Pies
3. Former President Bill Clinton – Cheeseburger
Few Presidents have been as associated with a favorite food as President Bill Clinton. His notorious love for cheeseburgers even made it into a Saturday Night Live sketch during his time in office. While we certainly don’t recommend indulging every day, try out a new burger recipe if you’re feeling truly Presidential.
Recipe: Old Hickory Burger
4. Former President Ronald Reagan – Mac and Cheese
While President Reagan always kept jelly beans close by, he also enjoyed classic savory dishes as well. One of his favorites, Macaroni and Cheese, is now a beloved American staple that few can turn down.
Recipe: Macaroni and Cheese
5. Former President Dwight D. Eisenhower Fudge – Fudge
It doesn’t get any closer to home than this. First Lady Mamie Eisenhower created this fudge recipe which soon became a Presidential favorite.
Recipe: Million Dollar Fudge
6. Former President George Washington – Cherries
Much has changed on the American food landscape since George Washing was in office but that doesn’t mean our first President shied away from enjoying delicious meals. Washington may not have chopped down a cherry tree but today most historians agree that cherries were definitely a regular staple at Mount Vernon.
Recipe: Sour Cherry Scones