Parents expect the schools to teach their kids about healthy foods and how to make good choices, so the parents won't have to teach their kids themselves by setting a good example at home. But God forbid if schools stop serving corn chips with cheez wiz or french fries as a lunch option and trample on their little darlings' free choice!
"Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine
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Also.... If you live in Florida, or are ever in West Palm Beach... You MUST go to Grease Burger Bar.
It was literally the best burger of my entire life. And they have organic beef!
Again, I don't intend to cast judgement on anyone who chooses to work. Unfortunately it's becoming harder and harder in our society, with our hectic lifestyles, to afford having one parent stay home. I'm just saying that when a parent has the opportunity to stay home, it naturally becomes easier to dedicate the time to shop and cook from scratch with fresh quality ingredients.
I applaud anyone who manages to accomplish that feat while also holding down a full-time job.
When I married my now husband, he was custodial dad to 4 - from 16 to 11-yr old twins. He was a shift worker at the time, too.
Meals, as you can imagine, were pretty simple, though not entirely microwave meals.
I was pleased to discover that his kids considered veggies to be a real treat. Couldn't keep cauliflower in the house. Nor brussel sprouts. They started bringing their friends home for meals... on any given day, I might be feeding 10 people!
They are all grown now, and even our single, footloose & fancy free son, knows how to cook and prefers to cook food, rather than eat "fast food" or packaged/frozen/microwave crap. I fondly remember the time he thanked me, quite seriously (he was 14 I think) for never, ever using "Hamburger Helper".
I was looking at the frozen section of my local Walmart and a "new" sign caught my atention, for a new product called 'Fresh Frozen Foods'. I bought some awsome things like sliced squash, california blend, summer blend, fajita blend, stew mix everything fine.
But then this was slap in the middle of this package: zero fat
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