Here are two very good recipes submitted By Gung_Ho_Chuck. Chuck wrote to Governor Jeb Bush's office, asking if there were any recipes that the Bush's would like to share.
Here is a copy of the email response along with two of Jeb's family favorites.
From: Governor Jeb Bush
Sent: Thursday, November 13, 2003 11:53 AM
To: 'CHUCK SCHROEDER'
Subject: RE: A "Special Question" Jeb
Thank you for writing the Governor. He received your email and asked me to respond. I have included two recipes that the Governor enjoys.
I would also like to refer you to Governor's website where you can learn about his administration and his initiatives. The website is
Thanks once again for writing. If I can further assist you, let me know.
Paula Tatum Roberts
Aide to the Governor
Executive Office of Governor
Jeb's Favorite Snack
8 ounce carton sour cream
8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped onion
Salt & Pepper
Red Pepper to taste
Juice of 1 lemon
2 - 4-1/2 ounce cans shrimp
Blend sour cream and cream cheese until smooth.
Fold in celery and onion. Add salt, pepper, and lemon juice. Mash shrimp with a fork and add to mixture.
Refrigerate several hours before serving.
May be served with Fritos, Doritos or crackers.
May be prepared 2 days in advance.
Makes one quart.
"There is nothing better after a long day than relaxing with my family and having my favorite snack. I hope you and your family enjoy this as much as we do. It is my favorite."
Gov. Jeb Bush
My Favorite Pie
Prepare a graham cracker pie crust in a 9-inch Pyrex pie plate.
Combine the following ingredients in a double boiler and cook until thickened:
3 egg yokes
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 envelope unflavored gelatin (softened in water)
Beat 3 egg whites until stiff.
Beat in 3/4 cup granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon cream of tartar to make a meringue.
Fold together egg yolk mixture, meringue, 1 quart whipped cream and a dash of "Grand Marnier." Pour mixture into pie crust.
Grate semi-sweet chocolate over the top and keep chilled until served.
Note: Cool whip may be substituted for whipped cream.
Not only is this my favorite, but Jeb and the kids love it too. I know it will be a hit with your family as well.