Presidents’ Day may be a holiday that celebrates all of our illustrious leaders, but it falls closest to the birthdays of our two greatest commanders in chief: George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Toast their achievements by whipping up a meal packed with some of their favorite foods.
George Washington’s Favorite Foods
While he didn’t actually chop down a cherry tree, Washington did love cherries. These buttery cherry hand pies are quick and easy to make thanks to store-bought puff pastry.
Washington’s daughter, Nelly, once wrote about her father’s love of hoecakes (a.k.a. johnnycakes) covered in butter and honey.