Judges were forced to eat more than 100 samples of rabbit food recipes constructed by
the aggressive parents of children from around the nation who entered First Lady Michelle Obama’s second annual Healthy Lunchtime Challenge & Kids’ “State Dinner” contest.
The winners from 54 states and territories will troop to the White House July 9th for the dinner, which is actually a lunch, hosted by Mrs. Obama.
“Our Kids’ State Dinner is one of my favorite events of the year, and the kid chefs who come from around the country never cease to impress and inspire me with their creativity and ingenuity. I’m counting down the days until the winners join me at the White House to celebrate these healthy and delicious meals that kids everywhere will love,” said Michelle.
The judges, including several senior federal employees, recently got together to taste test just over a hundred recipes of the submitted recipes to determine the winners. How do I know the food tasted bad? Two reasons.
First, here are the criteria:
Entries had to represent each of the food groups, either in one dish or as parts of a lunch meal, including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins and low-fat dairy foods, with fruits and veggies making up roughly half the plate or recipe.
Kids aren’t going to eat this. Okay, maybe if you add a lot of salt or stir in some luscious melted fat.
Secondly, in the video below, you’ll note that White House chef and Obama food guru Sam Kass all but acknowledged the meals were not fit for human consumption, saying there were only “a couple” he would serve to the Obamas. In 52 of 54 cases, Michelle would send that junk right back to the kitchen, and with good reason, I’m sure.
Sorry kids, you tried.
Alright, I’ll admit I’m in a bad mood today. I’ve got a cold and I’m trying to reduce my coffee. I actually think Michelle has taken on a good cause, trying to reduce the waistlines of our obese, video-game addicted kids. I really should eat more rabbit food myself.
Where she gets it wrong is with her liberal instinct to mandate and create new government programs – as with her federal dictates for school lunches that are certainly better designed at the local level.
So enjoy your Kids’ State Dinner, Mrs. Obama, and its Feast of the Winning Recipes. Or pretend to. I mean, really, I want to see how many of the kids clean their plates.
It’s a nice idea – except that people are being furloughed because of the sequester and there’s no money for it – but otherwise a nice idea. Just, you know, please stop telling people what to do, okay?