Do As I Say Not As I Do

How many different ways can I say “Hypocrisy”?

It is no secret here that I am no fan of the new food requirements school districts must adhere to in order to get federal funds to help offset the cost of providing lunches to their students.

Now comes this.

See for yourself.

What do you think?

Below is a picture of a recent lunch – a cheese dog with a side of vegetables –  shared on Twitter by YaBoiiT. YUM. That looks so appetizing and filling!!!


Here is Brady’s lunch. How appetizing is this, let alone filling for a growing young man?


This next picture is what the President’s daughters were fed at their school, Sidwell Friends in Washington D.C. on Pearl Harbor Day last December.


The full menu included:

Asian Mushroom Soup
Oriental Noodle Salad
Classic Spinach Salad
Teriyaki Marinated Chicken Strips
Szechuan Tofu and Vegetables
Vegetable Fried Rice
Garlic Roasted Edamame
Fortune Cookie


The Washington Post  wrote, This is, “A lunch that will live in infamy.”



I am not begrudging what the President’s children eat or ate that day or any other day.

What I am saying though is that what the average student in America receives for lunch in our public schools is shameful. This one is my favorite.

Again from Twitter, this is from Tyler. No fresh  fruit!  No fresh vegetable! This looks like slop!smiley-sad010



Since the First Lady began her school lunch crusade to feed healthy food at schools students and parents have been complaining about how little food children get to eat. Students across the country are saying how hungry they are.

Because of this some school districts have foregone the extra federal dollars and feed their students from local funds now.

Is This Healthy?

If the First Lady really wants to prevent obesity maybe she should start at home.

Below are pictures of a recent lunch by the President and some of his aides.

Picture from ijreview blog. Image from

Picture from ijreview blog. Image from


As Kyle Becker at ijr review says:

Obesity is a “big” problem in the United States. But when politicians pick a moral crusade on behalf of America’s children, maybe they should set a strong example and start with themselves. A look in the mirror can go a long way.



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Featured Recipe    Bacon and Ham Roll Ups


These rolls are simple fantastic!!

They are wonderful as party food (Halloween anyone?) appetizers, dinner rolls, or even as a midnight snack.

You can spice the rolls up by using any kind of cheese that you love – Mexican, Swiss, cheddar, mozzarella, or a mixture of several cheeses. Be creative!

They are also quick and easy to make.

The fact that they are delicious little bites makes them even more wonderful!

You can save money too by using left over ham if you have any.

This is what you will need for 8 roll ups:

1 package 8 crescent rolls

4 -5 slices bacon

4 ounces finely diced ham *

4 -5 green onions

1 – 8 ounce package cream cheese **

About ½ package shredded Mozzarella cheese ***

½ teaspoon mustard

Dash of garlic powder

* You can use left over ham or buy some at the grocery store.

** Or the new soft spread cream cheese.

*** Use any cheese that will make your heart go all melty.


Here is what you do:

Pre heat oven to 350 degrees F.

Fry the bacon or nuke it in the microwave until crisp. I always like to fry the bacon because I think slow cooking brings out more of the bacon flavor.


When the bacon is done drain it on paper towels and when cool to the touch crumble it.


Clean and slice the green onions.


If you are using regular cream cheese soften it in the microwave for 10-15 seconds on High. If you are using the newer soft crème cheese just place it in the bowl.

Put the softened cream cheese in a bowl and add in the garlic powder and mustard and mix well.



Add in the cheese, ham and the green onions and mix well again.



Add the bacon last and gently mix into the crème cheese.


Separate the crescent rolls.


Place a tablespoon or so of the filing at the top (widest part of the dough) of  each crescent roll………


Spread the filling down the dough about half or two-thirds of the way the down.


Then roll the crescent dough starting at the widest end of the dough down to the point. Shape into a crescent shape.




Now follow the package directions on the crescent roll package for further directions on how to and how long to bake.


Half way through baking.


NOTE: With the moist stuffing in the rolls I find baking an extra minute or two more than recommended is warranted.

Hot out of the oven.


Serve warm.


Bon appétit!!!

1 pck 8 crescent rolls                       $2.19

4 -5 slices bacon                             $1.87

2 – 3 tbspns diced ham                    $1.34

4 -5 green onions                            $0.40

1 – 8 ounce pck crm cheese              $2.79

2 – 3 tbspns Mozzarella                    $1.27

½ teaspoon mustard                        $0.07

Dash of garlic powder                       $0.12

Total cost = $10.05                   
Cost per roll up = $1.25

Quote of the Day

The essence of immorality is the tendency to make an exception of myself.

Jane Addams


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4 comments to Do As I Say Not As I Do

  • My heart went all melty just looking at those. I remember our school lunches and there was always more than I could eat. What you showed there is appalling! Even school spaghetti came with a salad and bread.

    • Roberta

      I know, Maureen. It is very sad. School lunches where I went to school in the 50’s were much better than this. The bad lunches started in mid to late 70’s when big companies could make lunches en masse in a big factory, freeze, and ship to schools. It just keeps getting worse. Don’t know how much it would cost, but I would like small kitchens where more real food could be made.

  • Makes me sick. Not the ham roll-ups, but the photos of the school lunches. I know this is true. It’s flat out awful– the hypocrisy disgusts me.
    The Sidwell School? Everyone with money in D.C. sends their kids there. I’m sure they serve gourmet lunches every single day.