Let's eat whatever - the new Obama slogan
And what did "powerhouse Michelle" serve at last week's White House Easter Egg Roll? Interestingly it took the Daily Mail, a British paper's online site,to inform us of obesity obsessed Michelle's après "Let's Go, Let's Play, Let's Move" Egg Roll brunch refreshments to nourish the famished crowd after an afternoon of strenuous exercise. If someone else were to offer this menu, oh, let's say a school, the First Lady would scold, demanding change. Now!
The Obamas welcomed thousands of children and their parents on to the South Lawn this morning to feast on a brunch menu that included waffles, French toast and slurpees.
Later in the day, visitors were offered choices of cheeseburgers, chicken tenders, hot dog and curly fries, egg salad or peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
Beverages of choice included fruit juices, which are loaded with sugar, plus whole, skim, or 2% milk; the former is full of fat and calories in addition to good for you bone building calcium. No mention of water--even the sparkling designer kind--but there was coffee, tea or cocoa.
Protein rich eggs could be ordered in a cheese omelet or, after breaking into a sweat rolling those eggs "You bring us the eggs and we'll mash them into a delicious Egg Salad Sandwich" with "choice of Bread." Without bread and mayo this might have been a healthy option.
"Curly Fries and Ketchup" accompanied the "No-Fat Hotdog." But no mustard--a sin in Chicago where no hot dog, respectable or not, is adorned with ketchup. And the fries are straight. So much for cultural diversity. However the healthy eater in the White House approved of Dijon Mustard and Cheddar Cheese on The Obama Burger and Jays Potato Chips as a side option.
Apparently the guests had been pre-screened for allergies because egg rollers and parents could have gulped down a Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich--available in three different types of sugary jelly. Although healthy, for many peanuts in any form are highly allergenic.
Celebrity chefs were on hand to provide health-eating tips during cooking demonstrations.
But never fear. Let's Eat! Health and Weight Be Damned!
The new White House's powerhouse motto as election season continues.