chrissymodi-frost:

I have to reboot this today!

chrissymodi-frost:

I have to reboot this today!


murasaki-me:

redsuns-n-orangemoons:

shybairnsget-nowt:

americas-liberty:

Students Fed Up With Michelle Obama’s School Lunch Overhaul — Menu-Item Snapshots Spell Out Why

Wow that is depressing. 

okay but is that michelle’s fault for pushing for healtheir lunches or is it school districts’ faults for cutting corner by cutting calories but not making lunch any healthier?

let’s look into it.

^^^Agreed. She is trying. School boards aren’t.

Actually, schools are trying. Districts are given a certain amount of money to use on food items (such as lunch food for the cafeteria) and if they go over that, they have to answer to the government—the one who are demanding healthier lunches.

It’s a Catch 22: schools have to provide a healthy lunch per government regulation but they have to stay within the allotted budget or risk having the government audit them. So what do they do? They buy the same amount of food as normal and then divvy it up according to caloric intake. 

Why don’t they just buy healthier food? Because healthier food is expensive. There’s a reason bread, beef, eggs, and cheese are widely offered in schools—it’s cheap, filling, and easy to prepare. Remember, it all comes back to the budget: can you 1) afford healthier foods and 2) pay the staff more to come in earlier and prepare healthier foods.

Salads are fairly cheap but add in the ever-popular ranch dressing, load it down with toppings such as bacon bits, eggs, seeds, and the like and your “healthy” salad is actually worse (calorie-to-calorie wise) than a cheeseburger. So lunches have become pre-portioned so no one gets more than the government has regulated leading to the crappy lunches shown above.

So there is no right answer to your question. You’re assuming Michelle Obama is right for “pushing for healthier lunches” when in reality, she’s not pushing for healthier lunches, just a lesser caloric intake. Look at the law and you’ll realize it’s not meant to offer healthy food, it’s meant to portion crappy food for less calorie intake. 

More info: (x)(x)(x)


im-thirstyy:

shinnomew:

my-littletony:

vixen7:

I’m crying.

ITS BACK

"You’re the worst friend ever" in a monotone voice
I’m very happy

this video keeps me going


joydirection:

Love blurs your vision; but after it recedes, you can see more clearly than ever. It’s like the tide going out, revealing whatever’s been thrown away and sunk: broken bottles, old gloves, rusting pop cans, nibbled fishbodies, bones. This is the kind of thing you see if you sit in the darkness with open eyes, not knowing the future. The ruin you’ve made.

joydirection:

Love blurs your vision; but after it recedes, you can see more clearly than ever. It’s like the tide going out, revealing whatever’s been thrown away and sunk: broken bottles, old gloves, rusting pop cans, nibbled fishbodies, bones. This is the kind of thing you see if you sit in the darkness with open eyes, not knowing the future. The ruin you’ve made.


myroyalobsession:

William looks like he’s thinking, “Geez, son, settle down!” in the first gif! Haha


madmadsmadly:

frecklesrex:

1/? These are just a couple of my favourite supernatural tumblr posts. These are not mine.

im laughi ng so hard



maytheodds:

3 / ??  Favourite Marvel Movies Meme The Avengers

Because if we can’t protect the Earth, you can be damned well sure we’ll avenge it.


anonymousnerdgirl:

godstilldontlikeugly:

lindsaychrist:

jollymermaid:

qveenly:

twelve-thirteen-eleven:

Look at her phone omg

The shoes tho

i loved the 90s

cadet kelly premiered in 2002

everyone knows the 90s didn’t end until about 2004

Reblogging for accuracy of the last comment.

anonymousnerdgirl:

godstilldontlikeugly:

lindsaychrist:

jollymermaid:

qveenly:

twelve-thirteen-eleven:

Look at her phone omg

The shoes tho

i loved the 90s

cadet kelly premiered in 2002

everyone knows the 90s didn’t end until about 2004

Reblogging for accuracy of the last comment.


bbcamerica:

stilhaven:

It’s that time of year again, and we can gladly enjoy hot cross buns! Here’s a great recipe to make your own:
Spiced yeast bun dough has to be kept warm, as spices have a tranquillising effect on yeast. One trick is to put the covered tray of shaped buns in a very cool oven, about 90C (70C fan-assisted) for three to four minutes, to boost surface temperature slightly.
150ml cider at room temperature1 7g sachet fast-action yeast75g wholemeal flour150g double cream4 tsp mixed spice2 medium eggs50g honey300g mixed dried fruit400g strong white flour25g cornflour1 tsp saltOil for kneading
For the cross150g plain flour50ml sunflower oil125ml water
For the spice glaze½ tsp mixed spice25g caster sugar
Mix the cider, yeast and wholemeal flour in a bowl and leave to bubble for 30 minutes. In a saucepan, whisk the cream, spice, egg and honey, put over a low heat and stir until just warm, about blood heat. Pour into the yeast mix and add the dried fruit. In another bowl, stir the flour, cornflour and salt, add the yeast mixture, combine to a soft, sticky dough and leave for 10 minutes.
Lightly oil a worktop, and gently knead the dough for 10 seconds. Return to the bowl, cover and leave somewhere warm for an hour, until risen slightly. Divide into 12 roughly 100g pieces, shape into balls and put on a tray lined with nonstick paper. Cover and leave to rise somewhere warm until almost doubled.
Mix the cross ingredients and spoon into a piping bag with a plain 0.75cm nozzle. Heat the oven to 220C (200C fan-assisted)/425F/gas mark 7, pipe crosses on the buns and bake for 15-18 minutes. Remove and leave until almost cool. Boil the spice, sugar and 25ml water until syrupy, brush over the buns and they’re ready to roll.

A mouth watering recipe for traditional hot cross buns.

bbcamerica:

stilhaven:

It’s that time of year again, and we can gladly enjoy hot cross buns! Here’s a great recipe to make your own:

Spiced yeast bun dough has to be kept warm, as spices have a tranquillising effect on yeast. One trick is to put the covered tray of shaped buns in a very cool oven, about 90C (70C fan-assisted) for three to four minutes, to boost surface temperature slightly.

150ml cider at room temperature
1 7g sachet fast-action yeast
75g wholemeal flour
150g double cream
4 tsp mixed spice
2 medium eggs
50g honey
300g mixed dried fruit
400g strong white flour
25g cornflour
1 tsp salt
Oil for kneading

For the cross
150g plain flour
50ml sunflower oil
125ml water

For the spice glaze
½ tsp mixed spice
25g caster sugar


Mix the cider, yeast and wholemeal flour in a bowl and leave to bubble for 30 minutes. In a saucepan, whisk the cream, spice, egg and honey, put over a low heat and stir until just warm, about blood heat. Pour into the yeast mix and add the dried fruit. In another bowl, stir the flour, cornflour and salt, add the yeast mixture, combine to a soft, sticky dough and leave for 10 minutes.

Lightly oil a worktop, and gently knead the dough for 10 seconds. Return to the bowl, cover and leave somewhere warm for an hour, until risen slightly. Divide into 12 roughly 100g pieces, shape into balls and put on a tray lined with nonstick paper. Cover and leave to rise somewhere warm until almost doubled.

Mix the cross ingredients and spoon into a piping bag with a plain 0.75cm nozzle. Heat the oven to 220C (200C fan-assisted)/425F/gas mark 7, pipe crosses on the buns and bake for 15-18 minutes. Remove and leave until almost cool. Boil the spice, sugar and 25ml water until syrupy, brush over the buns and they’re ready to roll.

A mouth watering recipe for traditional hot cross buns.