Surviving the election
To survive the election and the vote count I made a huge pot of Alsacienne soul food. First, I did a quick cure of some pork belly to turn it into petit salé.
On election day I sauteed onions, garlic, carrots, bay leaves, and simmered them with homemade sauerkraut, adding the petit salé, ham, kielbasa, and boudin blanc at the end.
This kept me well stressed-fed through Thursday. Friday we had kimchi and cheddar cheese quesadillas and some sparkling wine from California as Biden and Harris neared victory.
Saturday morning? I don't remember what we ate. I don't think I needed anything after so much choucroute garnie the week before and after the good news. I took a bunch of backlogged junk to the dump, which seemed like the perfect way to celebrate Trump's loss.