Tuesday, June 5, 2012

A short game for you!

Is it prison food...or school food? I'll admit, when I went to high school, we found out the meatballs BOUNCED quite well - not as great as a superball, but pretty good for being mystery meat.  There doesn't seem to be much of a difference http://cityrag.com/2012/05/prison-food-or-school-food/">HERE where you can click photos and find out if you had guessed correctly.

Our grocery store here in TX, HEB, sells "value beef".  Its the same quality that prisons and schools get sold, and its tough as heck.  But the value beef loin tail is great for making fajitas, especially when regular loin tail is around $5 a lb, you can get value beef for 2.99 a lb.

Speaking of school lunches, the Fed has changed (yet again) their plan for kids eating lunch at school.  My take on this? Send your kids a lunch with them for the day.  You'll stand a better chance of it NOT ending up in the trash can!  The Feds now have a mandatory (for all schools) for their bought-at-school lunch.

They will be forced to buy at least one fruit or vegetable, even if it gets tossed.  Must buy either non-fat chocolate milk or 1% milk.   If the student doesn't want a fruit or a vegetable, they're charged a la carte, which means it costs more - and those free/reduced school lunches? forced to take a fruit/veg.

They're figuring a 30% increase in school lunch costs.

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2012/04/01/news/doc4f77cf1c4b99e507580020.txt?viewmode=fullstory">HERE is the full story.

I'm thinking a sack lunch will be the preferred route for many parents, especially if the lunch prices rise. As for "childhood hunger".. I'm wondering why we have 'hunger' and "obesity" sitting right next to each other?

Reminds me of someone who said she HAD to have a double quarterpounder with cheese, because "she's a big girl".  I was like "yeah, and you're gonna get BIGGER" you don't need that. a single one will do!