How To Make A Menu For A White House Kid's State Lunch
The chefs at the White House have to make sure their meals please a bevy of important and highly demanding people -- government officials, foreign leaders and visiting celebrities. But perhaps there's no more difficult audience to please than a passel of visiting children attending the First Annual White House Kids State Lunch.
Initiated by FLOTUS Michelle Obama, the Kid's State Lunch invited kids from all 50 states and the territories to submit a healthy recipe as part of a Healthy Lunchtime Challenge. Winning recipes were chosen by a panel of judges that included representatives from the Department of Education, the Department of Agriculture, Epicurious -- and of course Mrs. Obama. Winners and their parents (of course!) were then flown to the White House to attend.
Held this past Monday, the event included recipes gleaned from the contest, and the White House executive chefs were challenged to whip up a meal that was both healthy, and tasty enough to make its kid attendees happy. Quite a tall order, but here's how they pulled it off: